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PhysicsCollege PhysicsGiven points ( r 1 , θ 1 ) and ( r 2 , θ 2 ) in polar coordinates, obtain a general formula for the distance between them. Simplify it as much as possible using the identity cos 2 θ + sin 2 θ = 1. Hint: Write the expressions for the two points in Cartesian coordinates and substitute into the usual distance formula.BuyFind*arrow_forward*

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Chapter 1, Problem 44P

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Given points (*r*_{1}, *θ*_{1}) and (*r*_{2}, *θ*_{2}) in polar coordinates, obtain a general formula for the distance between them. Simplify it as much as possible using the identity cos^{2} *θ* + sin^{2} *θ* = 1. *Hint:* Write the expressions for the two points in Cartesian coordinates and substitute into the usual distance formula.

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