193021Re: 10 vs. 12, was: Finger-counting
- Dec 1, 2012On 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:They are.
> > 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
> > 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
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