## Dacia asks Katarina why it is important to learn a new coordinate system, because they have been using the Cartesian coordinate system and i

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Dacia asks Katarina why it is important to learn a new coordinate system, because they have been using the Cartesian coordinate system and it seems to Dacia that it works fine. Which of Katarina’s replies to Dacia are correct?

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a. Many objects move in arcs of circles or complete circles at times, and polar coordinates allowthe motion of such objects to be comprehended more easily. Some of Newton’s laws in certaincases, such as calculation ofg from first principles, are much easier to calculate using polar coordinates.

b. “These coordinates are just used to confuse students.

c. “”Physics teachers are helping math teachers by getting students to practice theirtrigonometry.

d. “”In some cases, such as addition of forces, where a force magnitude is specified, it is simpler todescribe the forces in polar coordinates and be able to convert to the xy representation.

Explanation:

(A). Any force possessing a fixed magnitude and direction, it’s always important to describe the for exactly as it is and also be able to convert it from one coordinate representation to another.

(D). Anything which involves radial motion(this is a motion along a radius) or motion along an arc of a circle or ellipse, this kind of motion is best explained and easily understood when in polar coordinates.