# Difference between revisions of "Spherical coordinates"

Spherical coordinates are a way to describe the location of a point in three-dimensional space based on , the distance from the origin (where ); , the angle between the point and the x-z plane (in the positive x direction); and , the angle between the point and the z axis (in the positive z direction). Thus, each point is described by: .



The Jacobian in spherical polar coordinates is  so that .