# Cylindrical to Cartesian Coordinates Conversion Calculator

### Cylindrical to Cartesian (Rectangular) Coordinate System Diagram

This cartesian (rectangular) coordinates conversion calculator converts the cylindrical coordinates of a unit to its equivalent value in cartesian coordinates, according to the formulas shown above.

Cylindrical coordinates are depicted by 3 values, (r, φ, Z). When converted into cartesian coordinates, the new values will be depicted as (X, Y, Z).

To use this calculator, a user just enters in the **(r, φ, z)** values of the cylindrical coordinates and then clicks 'Calculate', and the cartesian
coordinates will be automatically computed and shown below.

This calculator can be used to convert 2-dimensional (2D) or 3-dimensional cylindrical coordinates to its equivalent cartesian coordinates. If desired to convert a 2D cylindrical coordinate, then the user just enters values into the r and φ form fields and leaves the 3rd field, the z field, blank. Z will will then have a value of 0. If desired to convert a 3D cartesian coordinate, then the user enters values into all 3 form fields, r, φ, z.

By default, the calculator will compute the result in degrees. However, by using the drop-down menu, the option can changed to radians, so that the
result can also be computed in radians.

**Example Calculation**

Convert the cylindrical coordinates (3, 10°, 4) into its equivalent cartesian coordinate.

This answer is calculated in degrees mode.

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