|Rectangular to Polar Coversion Calculator|
x and y - horizontal and vertical distances from the origin.
Polar coordinates(r, q):
r - the distance from the origin to the point.
q - the angle measured from the positive x axis to the point.
t - angle (in degrees).
Suppose we have a complex number expressed in rectangular form and we want to express it in polar form. (That is, we know a and b and we need r and θ.) We see that we can use the formulas:
Convert the complex number 5 + 2 i to polar form.
Solution: We have a = 5 and b = 2. We compute
so the complex number in polar form must be 5.39 ∠ 21.8°.