On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM, George Corley <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM, A. da Mek <[log in to unmask]> 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