In Griffith's "Introduction to electrodynamics" he uses the following definition for spherical coordinates:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

[tex]x=r\sin{\theta}cos{\phi}[/tex]

[tex]y=r\sin{\theta}sin{\phi}[/tex]

[tex]z=r\cos{\theta} [/tex]

However, in all previous calculus classes, I have always used the opposite with respect to [tex]\phi[/tex] and [tex]\theta[/tex]. Anyone know why there is this conflict of notation? It is confusing as hell!

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# Spherical co-ord notation

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