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    Re: The mil as a unit of angle.
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2003 Mar 12, 08:13 -0800

    On Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 04:05 AM, George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > Myrt Webb says-"The mil is 1/6400th of a circle and 1 mil subtends an
    > arc
    > of 1 meter at 1000 meters." but both of Myrt's statements in that
    > sentence
    > cannot be precisely true, together.
    
    Agreed.
    
    For what it is worth, the American National Institute of Science &
    Technology (NIST) defines the mil (angle) as 1/6400 of a circle.  The
    definition can be found here:
    
       http://physics.nist.gov/Pubs/SP811/appenB8.html
    
    Dan
    
    
    

       
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