## What do polar diagrams show?

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Polar diagram or circular graph that shows the sensitivity of an antenna or microphone or the output from speakers in an angular mode through 360°.

## What is a sailboat polar?

A polar diagram describes how fast a sailing boat may go at different wind speeds (TWS) and in different angles to the wind (TWA). Every type of boat has its polar diagram (or VPP, velocity prediction program), computed from hull shape, weight, rigging and a sail setup.

**How do you draw a polar diagram?**

How to Create a Polar Plot in Excel

- Polar Plot – Free Template Download.
- Getting started.
- Step #1: Set up a helper table.
- Step #2: Compute the Angle (theta) values.
- Step #3: Compute the Radius values.
- Step #4: Copy the last Radius values into the helper row.
- Step #5: Calculate the x- and y-axis values for each company.

**How is the polar area diagram used?**

Also called: Coxcomb chart, Rose chart, Polar Area Chart The Polar Area chart is similar to a usual pie chart, except sectors are equal angles and differ rather in how far each sector extends from the center of the circle. The polar area diagram is used to plot cyclic phenomena (e.g., count of deaths by month).

### How do you read a polar sailboat?

Polar plots are published by each manufacturer for each model of boat with their various sail plans. It’s easy to read – move your finger radially along any true wind angle. Stop when you reach the boat performance line associated with the true wind speed you are experiencing.

### What is speed polar?

What is a speed polar is? A speed fleece… Let’s agree right away, it has nothing to do with warm clothing to go fast. For sailboats, the polar is a graphical representation, expressing the speed of a boat as a function of the direction and strength of the wind.

**How do you convert from Polar to Rectangular?**

To convert from polar coordinates to rectangular coordinates, use the formulas x=rcosθ and y=rsinθ.

**How do you plot polar data in Excel?**

A Polar Plot is not a native Excel chart type, but it can be built using a relatively simple combination of Donut and XY Scatter chart types. We need to build the grid using a donut chart, then overlay the physical data using applicable XY Scatter chart types.

#### Who invented polar area diagram?

Example of a polar-area diagram invented by Florence Nightingale. The original was in color with the outer area in blue, the central darker areas in black, and the central lighter areas in red.