# spherical coordinates

spherical coordinates
a system of coordinates for locating a point in space by the length of its radius vector and the angles this vector makes with two perpendicular polar planes.
[1860-65]

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• spherical coordinates — sferinės koordinatės statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. spherical coordinates vok. sphärische Koordinaten, f rus. сферические координаты, f pranc. coordonnées sphériques, f …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

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