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Why the velocity in spherical coordinates equal to ## v^2 = v \dot{} v = \dot{r}^2 + \dot{r}^2\dot{\theta}^2##

maybe

## v^2 = v \dot{} v = (\hat{ \theta } \dot{ \theta } r +\hat{r} \dot{r} + \hat{ \phi } \dot{\phi } r \sin{ \theta}) \dot{} (\hat{ \theta } \dot{ \theta } r +\hat{r} \dot{r} + \hat{ \phi } \dot{\phi } r \sin{ \theta}) = \dot{\theta}^2 r^2 + \dot{r}^2 + r^2 \dot{\phi}^2 \sin^2{\theta} ##

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