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Convert 3d cartesian to polar

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Homework Statement



I need to convert this to a polar coordinate
[tex] \vec{F} = 5xz\vec{i} + 5yz\vec{j} + 4z^3\vec{k} [/tex]

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I have no idea to do this, can someone help?
 

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First, you have to write the equations that express x, y and z in terms of θ, φ and r. Then you write i, j and k in terms of the unit vectors [itex] e_\theta, e_\phi[/itex] and [itex] e_r [/itex]. Then you just substitute.
 
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First, you have to write the equations that express x, y and z in terms of θ, φ and r. Then you write i, j and k in terms of the unit vectors [itex] e_\theta, e_\phi[/itex] and [itex] e_r [/itex]. Then you just substitute.
is the forum having problem with latex?
 

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