When it comes to converting Cartesian to polar coordinates, I sometimes still get mixed up on how to define the angle theta (if its -π <= theta <= π , or 0 <= theta <= 2π for example) depending on the position of the surface etc. Can anyone shed light on the definitive way on how to set this interval depending on different circumstances?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Thank you in advance for any help given!

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# Polar angle interval

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