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#1 2012-11-25 17:58:05

Bandit Bowman
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[Solved] Trigonometry in nickle

The trigonometric functions in nickle are giving me seemingly wrong numbers, e.g. sin(30) gives an answer of -0.988031624092862 instead of the expected 0.5.
There is an example on their website that says  atan ( 1 ) * 4  should equal pi, which in nickle it does but my casio says 180. What am I missing?

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#2 2012-11-25 18:03:30

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Re: [Solved] Trigonometry in nickle

Radians vs degrees


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#3 2012-11-25 18:10:19

Bandit Bowman
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Re: [Solved] Trigonometry in nickle

Of course! I should go back to school.
Thanks

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#4 2012-11-25 19:03:52

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Re: [Solved] Trigonometry in nickle


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