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    Re: Sexagesimal (was Newbie - Variation..)
    From: Jim Laskey
    Date: 2002 Feb 17, 11:08 -0800

    OK, Brian and Trevor, looks like we're going to have to bring in the Olympic
    figure skating judges to sort this one out.  I'm learning so much from all
    you guys, and the drama and good-natured(?) ribbing certainly add a little
    spice to the experience.  I love this list.  Jim (snowbound in the North
    Cascades) Laskey
    
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    |
    |Brian Whatcott wrote:
    |
    |> Actually, it is not quite correct to suppose one can strictly refer to
    |> 0 degrees AND 360 degrees.
    |
    |Of course. But we can strictly refer to both zero degrees and
    |359.99999.....
    |
    |Truncating at either 1 or 359 degrees would loose one 360th of the
    |circle. A small and academic point, perhaps, but one that even a
    |non-mathematical biologist can understand.
    |
    |
    |Trevor Kenchington
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    |
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