Convert Degrees to RadiansDate: 7/21/96 at 15:15:1 From: Detriment Subject: Convert Degrees to Radians Could you please tell me how to convert degrees to radians, and vice versa? Sincerely, Ryan Ruehl Date: 7/21/96 at 19:50:46 From: Doctor Robert Subject: Re: Convert Degrees to Radians It is really quite simple if you remember two things. Working in degrees, one revolution is 360 degrees. When working in radians, there are two pi(2 times pi) radians in one revolution. So it becomes evident that 360 degrees = 2 pi radians so that 1 degree = 2 pi/360 radians = .0175 rad (approx) or 1 radian = 360/(2 pi) = 57.3 degrees (approx) To convert radians into degrees you should multiply by 180/pi. To convert degrees into radians you should multiply by pi/180. Hope that this helps. -Doctor Robert, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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