Question
Tue April 20, 2010 By: Shebana Anshad

why are the quadrants in a cartesian plate taken in the counter clockwise direction ?

Expert Reply
Tue April 20, 2010

It's due to the convention followed in angle measurement, the angle measurement increases counterclockwise.

Of course, nothing is wrong if the angles are measured in clockwise direction, but the we can change all the developed mathematics.

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