# Homework Help: Dirac Delta in polar coordinates

1. Jul 8, 2010

### johnsmi

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Hi, I would like to know what is the right way to write continous deltas standing in a circle of radius a?

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I am not sure weather it's δ(r-a) or is it
δ(r-a)/|r-a|
Thank you

2. Jul 8, 2010

### hunt_mat

You know that:
$$f(x,y)=\int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(u,v)\delta (x-u)\delta (y-v)dxdy$$
Now make a change of co-ordinates from Cartesian to polar, and the answer should drop out for you. Failing that look it up on Wikipedia )

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