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## What is the purpose of the coordinate system change?

If the curve (hyperbola, parabola, ellipse, etc.) is not situated conveniently with respect to the axes, the coordinate system should be **changed to place the curve at a convenient and familiar location and orientation**. The process of making this change is called a transformation of coordinates.

## Why is viewing transformation necessary?

Remember that purpose of the viewing transformation **is to orient the objects in a coordinate system where the center of projection is located at the origin**. … This coordinate system is called either eye space or camera space. Let’s consider an example.

## Why do we need plane coordinate systems?

Cartesian and other two-dimensional (plane) coordinate systems are **handy due to their simplicity**. They are not perfectly suited to specifying geographic positions. However, the geographic coordinate system, as seen in Figure 2.3, is designed specifically to define positions on the Earth’s roughly spherical surface.

## What is a coordinate system and why is it important?

A coordinate system is **a method for identifying the location of a point on the earth**. Most coordinate systems use two numbers, a coordinate, to identify the location of a point. Each of these numbers indicates the distance between the point and some fixed reference point, called the origin.

## What are coordinates and why are they useful?

Coordinates are **numbers which determine the position of a point or a shape in a particular space (a map or a graph)**. In primary school children are taught Cartesian coordinates, which they are introduced to in Year 4.

## What is a transformation in the coordinate system?

1. Coordinate Transformation Suppose that we have 2 coordinate systems in the plane. The first system is located at origin O & has coordinate axes xy. The second system x’y’ arises from a transformation applied to first system xy which is called Coordinate transformation. …

## What is meant by coordinate system transformation?

Coordinate transformations are often used to define often **used to define new coordinate systems on the plane**. The u$curves of the transformation are the images of vertical lines of the form u – constant and the v$curves are images of horizontal lines of the form v – constant.

## What is viewing transformation how it is accomplished?

Viewing Transformation is **the mapping of coordinates of points and lines that form the picture into appropriate coordinates on the display device**. … The corresponding coordinate system on the display device where the image of the picture is displayed is called the physical coordinate system.

## What is coordinate system in computer graphics?

A coordinate system is **a way of assigning numbers to points**. In two dimensions, you need a pair of numbers to specify a point. The coordinates are often referred to as x and y, although of course, the names are arbitrary.