Calculus IV
15.Functions of Several Variables
16.Multiple Integration
17.Vector Analysis
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Course: Calculus II
Topic: Parametric, Polar, and Conic Curves
Subtopic: Calculus of Polar Curves


Some calculus operations can be simplified by working with equation in polar form rather than rectangular form. All the calculus we have done with rectangular equations we'll redo in this lesson but using polar form. We'll find derivatives and integrals of polar equations, slopes of tangent lines to polar curves, arc lengths of polar curves, and more.


By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:

Supplemental Resources (optional)

Video: Areas and Arc Lengths using Polar Coordinates, Selwyn Hollis's Video Calculus

Lesson: Calculus in the Polar Coordinate System, Dale Hoffman's Contemporary Calculus