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193021Re: 10 vs. 12, was: Finger-counting

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  • Nikolay Ivankov
    Dec 1, 2012
      On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM, George Corley <gacorley@...> wrote:

      > On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM, A. da Mek <a.da_mek0@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Well then, I'll just ask three SI related questions:
      > >> how many degrees are there in a circle?
      > >> how many seconds in an hour?
      > >>
      > >
      > > These examples show how much it is inconvenient when SI is not fully
      > > implemented. With the decimal degrees (1/100 of the right angle), minutes
      > > (1/100 of a degree) and seconds (1/100 of a minute), it was easy: 1
      > > kilometer = 1 new
      > > minute of latitude, 1 dekameter = 1 new second of latitude; and also
      > speed
      > > in km per new hour was equal to the speed in dekameters per new minute or
      > > in
      > > decimeters per new second.
      >
      >
      > Of course, the mathematicians will still insist that radians are the best
      > measurement.


      They are.

      Mathematician :P
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