Cartesian coordinates

The Cartesian coordinatesMathworldPlanetmath of a point in 3 for determining its in three-dimensional space are the three real numbers x, y and z, which are called

  • y-coordinate or ordinate,

  • z-coordinate or applicate.

The last name “applicate” is rare in English, but its in continental European , as “die Applikate” in German and “aplikaat” in Estonian, are more known.

Similarly, in n for all  n=1, 2, 3,  one needs n coordinates for specifying the location of a point.

Title Cartesian coordinates
Canonical name CartesianCoordinates
Date of creation 2013-03-22 14:28:59
Last modified on 2013-03-22 14:28:59
Owner pahio (2872)
Last modified by pahio (2872)
Numerical id 9
Author pahio (2872)
Entry type Definition
Classification msc 51N20
Synonym rectangular coordinates
Related topic AnalyticGeometry
Defines abscissa
Defines ordinate
Defines applicate