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

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  • Subject: [mg72079] RE: [mg72057] Sin[30*Degree] vs Sin[29*Degree]
  • From: "David Park" <djmp at earthlink.net>
  • Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2006 04:54:55 -0500 (EST)

Steven,

Because Mathematica returns exact results and it has no further
simplifications for 29 and 31 Degree. Use N if you want approximate number
results.

David Park
djmp at earthlink.net
http://home.earthlink.net/~djmp/

From: Steven Shippee [mailto:slshippee at comcast.net]

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






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