Polar cylindrical coordinates
A cylindrical coordinate system is a three-dimensional coordinate system that specifies point positions by the distance from a chosen reference axis, the direction from the axis relative to a chosen reference direction, and the distance from a chosen reference plane perpendicular to the axis. The latter distance is given as a positive or negative number depending on which side of the reference plane faces the point.
The origin of the system is the point where all three coordinates can be given as zero. This is the intersection between the reference plane and the axis.
The axis is variously called the cylindrical or longitudinal axis, to differentiate it from the polar axis, which is the ray that lies in the reference plane, starting at the origin and pointing in the reference direction.
The distance from the axis may be called the radial distance or radius, while the angular coordinate is sometimes referred to as the angular position or as the azimuth. The radius and the azimuth are together called the polar coordinates, as they correspond to a two-dimensional polar coordinate system in the plane through the point, parallel to the reference plane. The third coordinate may be called the height or altitude (if the reference plane is considered horizontal), longitudinal position, or axial position.
Cylindrical coordinates are useful in connection with objects and phenomena that have some rotational symmetry about the longitudinal axis, such as water flow in a straight pipe with round cross-section, heat distribution in a metal cylinder, electromagnetic fields produced by an electric current in a long, straight wire, and so on.
It is sometimes called "cylindrical polar coordinate" and "polar cylindrical coordinate", and is sometimes used to specify the position of stars in a galaxy ("galactocentric cylindrical polar coordinate").

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Polar, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates
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This MATLAB function transforms the polar coordinate data stored in corresponding elements of THETA and RHO to two-dimensional Cartesian, or xy, coordinates.
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This MATLAB function transforms three-dimensional Cartesian coordinates stored in corresponding elements of arrays X, Y, and Z, into cylindrical coordinates.
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Cylindrical coordinate system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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16.02.2008 · Lesson 6: Polar, Cylindrical, and Spherical coordinates Presentation Transcript. Section 9.7 Polar, Cylindrical, and Spherical Coordinates ...
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Pauls Online Notes : Calculus III - Cylindrical Coordinates
We'll start off with the cylindrical coordinate system. This one is fairly simple as it is nothing more than an extension of polar coordinates into three dimensions.
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The volume element in cylindrical coordinates
The volume element in cylindrical coordinates. ... dV = r dr d\theta dz.\end. We can basically think of cylindrical coordinates as polar coordinates plus z.
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