What is coordinate?

  • (noun): A number that identifies a position relative to an axis.
    Synonyms: co-ordinate
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on coordinate, coordinates:

Coordinate Conditions
... In other words, the real world does not care about our coordinate systems ... However, it is often useful to fix upon a particular coordinate system, in order to solve actual problems or make actual predictions ... A coordinate condition selects such coordinate system(s) ...
Coordinate Systems in Two-dimensional Spaces
... The most popular coordinate systems are the Cartesian coordinate system, the polar coordinate system and the geographic coordinate system ... Cartesian coordinate system Polar coordinate system Geographic coordinate system ...
Coordinate Conditions - Other Coordinates
... Many other coordinate conditions have been employed by physicists, though none as pervasively as those described above ... Almost all coordinate conditions used by physicists, including the harmonic and synchronous coordinate conditions, would be satisfied by a metric tensor that equals the Minkowski tensor everywhere ... However, since the Riemann and hence the Ricci tensor for Minkowski coordinates is identically zero, the Einstein equations give zero energy/matter for Minkowski coordinates so Minkowski coordinates cannot be ...
Construction Surveying - Coordinate Systems Used in Construction
... surveys of existing conditions are generally performed according to geodesic coordinates ... However for the purposes of construction a more suitable coordinate system will often be used ... will often have to convert from geodesic coordinates to the coordinate system used for that project ...
Light Cone Coordinates
... In relativity, light-cone coordinates is a special coordinate system where two of the coordinates, x+ and x− are null coordinates and all the other coordinates are spatial ... Instead of the standard coordinate system , with we have with, and ... Both x+ and x- can act as "time" coordinates ...

More definitions of "coordinate":

  • (verb): Bring into common action, movement, or condition.
    Example: "Coordinate the painters, masons, and plumbers"; "coordinate his actions with that of his colleagues"; "coordinate our efforts"
  • (verb): Be co-ordinated.
    Example: "These activities co-ordinate well"
  • (verb): Bring (components or parts) into proper or desirable coordination correlation.
    Synonyms: align, ordinate
  • (adj): Of equal importance, rank, or degree.