Coordinate Systems
 
Subject: Coordinate systems
Author: Clifford J. Nelson <nelsoncj@gte.net>
Date: 8 Feb 98 07:40:42 -0800
 
On Wed, Feb 4, 1998 7:01 AM, John Conway wrote:
 
.... In fact it's a mere matter of convenience whether
we use orthogonal or hexagonal coordinates - neither is intrinsically
better than the other; it's just that some coordinate-systems are better
suited to some problems than others. I've used dozens of different
coordinate-systems in my life, as have most other professional
mathematicians,
...
 
 <p>John Conway
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I have spent about fifty dollars a month for about twenty years on math
books and some time in libraries and I have only run across two coordinate
systems for the uncurved plane: the perpendicular XY system and polar
coordinates. I discovered what I call the Synergetics or simplex
coordinates for the plane in 1994, but I can't find any books about them.
 
Could you tell me the names of the coordinate systems for the uncurved
plane and maybe steer me to some books? Thank you.
 
 Cliff Nelson
 
http://forum.swarthmore.edu/epigone/geometry-research/sarswimpbli/B1031247-6633E@153.34.101.189
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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