evaluating multiple integrals: polar coordinates

(1.3 hours to learn)


A common trick for computing double integrals is to transform them into a polar coordinate representation. Canonical examples include integrating a Gaussian and computing moments of inertia.


This concept has the prerequisites:

Core resources (read/watch one of the following)


MIT Open Courseware: Multivariable Caclulus (2010)
Video lectures for MIT's introductory multivariable calculus class.
Author: Denis Auroux


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