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Cartesian Coordinate System


A Cartesian coordinate system is a coordinate system which uses one or more coordinates to determine the unique position of a point. Cartesian coordinate system is represents point graphically. The Cartesian coordinate system gives point locations by using positive and negative values. 

Cartesian Coordinate systems are of two types:

  • Cartesian Coordinate System in Two Dimensions (Plane)
  • Cartesian Coordinate System in Three Dimensions (3D)

Cartesian Coordinate System in Two Dimensions (Plane)

The two dimensional Cartesian coordinate system is defined by two perpendicular lines (x - axis and y-axis). Both the axes intersect each other at the origin (0, 0). Two dimensional coordinate system is divided into four quadrants. The below diagram shows a two axis Cartesian coordinate system with two axes ( x-axis and y-axis).

Two Dimensional Coordinate System

Cartesian Coordinate System in Three Dimensions (3D)

In three dimensional Cartesian system a point is considered to be in space. A point is located from a fixed point by three dimensions x, y, and z. The x-axis and y-axis are same to that of the two-dimensional coordinate system. The z-axis is perpendicular to the x and y axes.
Cartesian Plane 3D

Related Calculators
Polar Coordinates to Cartesian Coordinates Calculator Cartesian Coordinates Calculator
Cartesian to Polar Calculator Graphing Inequalities on a Coordinate Plane Calculator
 

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