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Re: PolarPlot3D?

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  • Subject: [mg112451] Re: PolarPlot3D?
  • From: Brett Champion <brettc at>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 05:58:25 -0400 (EDT)

On Sep 14, 2010, at 4:14 AM, Alexei Boulbitch wrote:

> Dear Community,
> sometimes I need to plot a 3D plot in cylindrical coordinates. That is
> in {r,/phi,z}. Typically I use a boring way: express the r and /phi in
> terms of x and y and apply Plot3D.
> Is there a shorted way to directly plot a function f=f[r, phi] such  
> that
> the graph is in Cartesian axes?

RevolutionPlot3D will do this using the syntax:

RevolutionPlot3D[f[r,phi], {r, r0, r1}, {phi, phi0, phi1}]

Brett Champion
Wolfram Research

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