# Looking for a good webpage with different coordinate systesms

1. Jul 19, 2009

### foges

Anyone have a good link to a site explaining the different coordinate systems and the jacobian determinant for each of them. Thanks

EDIT: I actually just need a website wiht a list of the different transformations ie.
polar:
x = u*cos(v)
y = u*sin(v)
$$v \in [0,2\pi], u \in [0,radius]$$
J = r

Last edited: Jul 19, 2009
2. Jul 22, 2009

### foges

Seems like no one has a link. Could someone maybe explain to me how i would best go about integrating the volume of a elipsoid then...
Elipsoid: $$(\frac{x^2}{a^2}) + (\frac{y^2}{b^2}) + (\frac{z^2}{c^2}) = 1$$

I'd go about it with spherical coordinates and the jacobian determinant $$r^2\sin(\theta)$$, but the integral you end up with isnt exactly prety. Are there any elipsoidal coordinates that are better suited?