I feel the tags and should be merged to general $n$-dimensional polar coordinates, since is used for the general anyways.

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    $\begingroup$ Huh? I apparently never got the memo that "polar coordinates" is "used for general anyways". I always reserve that term for two dimensions. $\endgroup$ – Willie Wong Jan 6 '14 at 9:33

I am not convinced. Those are separate topics in calculus. For a typical calculus student asking questions on either of these topics, "$n$-dimensional polar coordinates" could as well be in Greek. Besides, "$n$-dimensional polar coordinates" does not fit the 25 character limit.

If the tags are indeed merged, I'd rather merge all them into , which is short and understandable.

  • $\begingroup$ As to the character limit: how about n-dim-polar-coordinates; or simply leave polar-coordinates and adjust the description to include any dimension (especially spherical) $\endgroup$ – AlexR Jan 6 '14 at 10:59
  • $\begingroup$ Could be a language thing. Where I come from, Polarkoordinaten is the common term. Very rarely, in dimension $3$, some people speak (write) of sphärische Polarkoordinaten, I don't remember having seen that used in dimensions $> 3$, though. From that perspective, I don't understand the singling out of the two-dimensional case in the English nomenclature. But meh. $\endgroup$ – Daniel Fischer Jan 6 '14 at 11:21

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