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coordinate system

n.
A method of representing points in a space of given dimensions by coordinates.
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Noun1.coordinate system - a system that uses coordinates to establish position
organization, arrangement, organisation, system - an organized structure for arranging or classifying; "he changed the arrangement of the topics"; "the facts were familiar but it was in the organization of them that he was original"; "he tried to understand their system of classification"
Cartesian coordinate system - a coordinate system for which the coordinates of a point are its distances from a set perpendicular lines that intersect at the origin of the system
coordinate axis - one of the fixed reference lines of a coordinate system
inertial frame, inertial reference frame - a coordinate system in which Newton's first law of motion is valid
space-time, space-time continuum - the four-dimensional coordinate system (3 dimensions of space and 1 of time) in which physical events are located
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shows no dependence on angular variables, merely an exponential decay with distance r of the reduced mass from the origin of coordinates that effectively marks the location of the atomic nucleus.
If this object permanently moves round the origin of coordinates, the following relation can be written.
The point of the origin of coordinates of the said system of coordinates coincides with the center of stiffness of the vehicle located in the plane of fixing four elastic supports to the vehicle.
As a result there is the matrix with the columns containing values of functionals for the different values of line distance from the origin of coordinates.

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