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The origin

  1. Mar 15, 2015 #1
    Almost always in xy plane we take that origin is ##(0,0)##. Is it possible to take that origin is in the point ##(1,1)##, or some other point?
     
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  3. Mar 15, 2015 #2

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    The point (0,0) is called origin. That is just a definition. It does not make sense to give another point the same name.
     
  4. Mar 15, 2015 #3
    If I want to use some translation in x-axis I need more then one coordinate system, for example. So origin of first system for instance is ##(0,0)## and for second is ##(2,0)##?
     
  5. Mar 15, 2015 #4
    The origin of the second system is at ##(2,0)## in the coordinates of the first system, but using the coordinates of the second system the origin, by definition, is at ##(0,0)##. As mfb said, it doesn't make sense to use the term to apply to some other point in the coordinate system.
     
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