Zefram said: >> There's nothing at all wrong with the radian - but there is a reason >> calculators let you switch between degrees and radians. Each is best >> for particular purposes, > Certainly the radian is best for some purposes. But the degree? Is there > some inherent feature of the circle that makes it particularly natural to > divide it into 360 parts?
Not really. Personally, I like the mil: 6400 mils in a circle, and a mil is close enough to a milliradian that you can use the usual tricks (a mil subtends about a metre at a kilometre). -- Clive D.W. Feather | Work: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Tel: +44 20 8495 6138 Internet Expert | Home: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> | Fax: +44 870 051 9937 Demon Internet | WWW: http://www.davros.org | Mobile: +44 7973 377646 THUS plc | |