Guys,(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Any ideas on how to calculate distance between two points in Polar coordinate systemwithoutconverting their coordinates to Cartesian?

Ps. I know that if I converted from Polar (r, t) to Cartesian (x, y) by x = r.cos(t), y = r.sin(t), then the distance between two points would be d = sqrt((x1 - x2)^2 + (y1 - y2)^2).

Thanks,

Steve

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Dismiss Notice

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Distance between two points in polar coordinate system.

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**