Extra (ancillary) information in math from the physics
To illustrate the way we use extra information from physics above and beyond the information represented in the mathematics, consider the following example.
Given the following function, where K is a known constant,
A(x, y) = K(x2 + y2)
A(r, θ) = ?
Write down what you think the answer is before looking at my answer.
This problem was shown to me by Corinne Manogue of Oregon State University.
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