Spherical and Cartesian coordinates


Caution: Different authors use different conventions for the symbols theta and phi. They are frequently reversed. The convention used here is from Griffiths


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Spherical and Cartesian coordinate conversions

Some identities. (Griffiths pp. 38, and back cover) Conversion between spherical and Cartesian coordinates

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Gradient and Curl in Spherical coordinates

Some identities. (Griffiths pp. 42,447) Gradient and Curl in spherical coordinates:

See Also


  • GriffithsED – Introduction to ElectroDynamics, (3rd edition) 1999

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