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From: Andy Little (andy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-15 15:17:11

"Dan W." <danw_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> First I would like to apologize for having started this debate over
> and degrees,

Please dont apologise ... It needs to be sorted out.


> In math there are dimension-less units routinely.

I think this is the problem, angles are a Mathematical phenomena.
 Physics uses them but they arent a physical phenomenon.
Angle conversions would be very useful on their own (think Microsoft Excel)
Any chance you Mathematicians could sort it out. :-)


>The base of imaginary
> numbers, as well as the bases of hyperimaginary numbers, for instance. 1
> and 1j are both dimension-less, and yet they are distinct 'units'. In a
> financial application, taking an even root of a negative number may be
> meaningles, yet in a physics context it may be meaningful.

Oops.... Vectors will be the next 'issue' :-)

> Degrees and
> Radians are in the scope of math, not of physical units,

Aah there it is :-)

Andy Little

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