Re: Sin[30*Degree] vs Sin[29*Degree]

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg72104] Re: Sin[30*Degree] vs Sin[29*Degree]*From*: "Philipp" <Philipp.M.O at gmail.com>*Date*: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 04:55:51 -0500 (EST)*References*: <elglnb$h7f$1@smc.vnet.net>

Steven, All of them work, you are just getting exact answers. If you request the numerical values In[1]:= Sin[30*Degree] // N Sin[31*Degree] // N Sin[29*Degree] // N Out[1]= 0.5 Out[2]= 0.515038 Out[3]= 0.48481 Cheers, Philipp. Steven Shippee wrote: > What is happening here: > > Sin[30*Degree] > Sin[31*Degree] > Sin[29*Degree] > which makes it appear that only the first line of input works? > > However, if I do something like: > > \!\(Sin[\(29*Pi\)\/180. ]\) > > I get the expected result ... I'm sure it is me, what am I missing in that I > think I am not seeing consistent behavior? > > Thanks in advance, > > Steven Shippee > > slshippee at comcast.net