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# In a two axis system each point has coordinates?

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### How homogenous co-ordinate system differ from cartesian system?

We assume that the ambient space is equipped with the standard
Cartesian coordinate system and specify points by their
Cartesian coordinates.
The Cartesian coordinates of a point in the plane are a
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The homogeneous coordinates of a point in the plane are a
triple (x,y,w) with w!=0. The Cartesian coordinates of a point with
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point are not unique. Two triples that are multiples of each other
specify the same point.
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floating point kernel and of type rational in the rational kernel.
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of type integer. Points in the floating point kernel are stored by
their Cartesian coordinates.
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denominator for x- and y-coordinate.
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by the ordered n-tuple whose terms refer to the distances of the
point, from the origin, along each of the axes.
In n-dimensional Polar coordinates, the point is located using
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### What is the coordinate system?

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### What is a cartesian coordinate system?

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