# Category:Definitions/Polars of Points

This category contains definitions related to Polars of Points.

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### Circle

Let $\CC$ be a circle whose radius is $r$ and whose center is at the origin of a Cartesian plane.

Let $P = \tuple {x_0, y_0}$ be an arbitrary point in the Cartesian plane.

The **polar of $P$ with respect to $\CC$** is the straight line whose equation is given by:

- $x x_0 + y y_0 = r^2$

### Ellipse

Let $\EE$ be an ellipse embedded in a Cartesian plane in reduced form with the equation:

- $\dfrac {x^2} {a^2} + \dfrac {y^2} {b^2} = 1$

Let $P = \tuple {x_0, y_0}$ be an arbitrary point in the Cartesian plane.

The **polar of $P$ with respect to $\EE$** is the straight line whose equation is given by:

- $\dfrac {x x_0} {a^2} + \dfrac {y y_0} {b^2} = 1$

## Subcategories

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## Pages in category "Definitions/Polars of Points"

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