**Cylindrical coordinate system** — A cylindrical coordinate system with origin O, polar axis A, and longitudinal axis L. The dot is the point with radial distance ρ = 4, angular coordinate φ = 130°, and height z = 4. A cylindrical coordinate system is … Wikipedia

**cylindrical coordinate** — noun Date: circa 1934 any of the coordinates in space obtained by constructing in a plane a polar coordinate system and on a line perpendicular to the plane a linear coordinate system … New Collegiate Dictionary

**Coordinate system** — For geographical coordinates on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Geographical coordinates. In geometry, a coordinate system is a system which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a point or other… … Wikipedia

**Cylindrical multipole moments** — are the coefficients in a series expansion of a potential that varies logarithmically with the distance to a source, i.e., as . Such potentials arise in the electric potential of long line charges, and the analogous sources for the magnetic… … Wikipedia

**Vector fields in cylindrical and spherical coordinates** — Cylindrical coordinate system = Vector fields Vectors are defined in cylindrical coordinates by (ρ,φ,z), where * ρ is the length of the vector projected onto the X Y plane, * φ is the angle of the projected vector with the positive X axis (0 ≤ φ… … Wikipedia

**Cylindrical harmonics** — In mathematics, the cylindrical harmonics are a set of linearly independent solutions to Laplace s differential equation, , expressed in cylindrical coordinates, ρ (radial coordinate), φ (polar angle), and z (height). Each function Vn(k) is the… … Wikipedia

**Coordinate-measuring machine** — A coordinate measuring machine (CMM) is a device for measuring the physical geometrical characteristics of an object. This machine may be manually controlled by an operator or it may be computer controlled. Measurements are defined by a probe… … Wikipedia

**coordinate system** — Math. any method that uses numbers to represent a point, line, or the like. * * * Arrangement of reference lines or curves used to identify the location of points in space. In two dimensions, the most common system is the Cartesian (after René… … Universalium

**Polar coordinate system** — Points in the polar coordinate system with pole O and polar axis L. In green, the point with radial coordinate 3 and angular coordinate 60 … Wikipedia

**Spherical coordinate system** — In mathematics, the spherical coordinate system is a coordinate system for representing geometric figures in three dimensions using three coordinates: the radial distance of a point from a fixed origin, the zenith angle from the positive z axis… … Wikipedia