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Plane Angle

Characteristic

degree

Notes

Symbol

°

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Other Name

degree-of-arc

Metric (SI) Equivalent

1.745329252 centiradians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

(pi / 180) * radian

Characteristic

gon

Notes

Other Names

grad, gradian

Metric (SI) Equivalent

1.5707963268 centiradians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

(pi / 200) * radian

Characteristic

mil-angle

Notes

Other Names

mil, artillery-mil

Metric (SI) Equivalent

981.74770425 microradians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

0.05625 degrees

Characteristic

minute-angle

Notes

Symbol

'

Other Names

arcmin, minute-of-arc, minute-of-angle

Metric (SI) Equivalent

290.88820867 microradians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

degree / 60

Characteristic

radian

Notes

Symbol

rad

Other Name

r

Metric (SI) Equivalent

radian is a metric unit (in fact, it is a derived SI unit)

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Characteristic

revolution

Notes

Symbol

rev

Other Names

r, turn, tr

Metric (SI) Equivalent

6.2831853072 radians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

2 pi radians

Characteristic

second-angle

Notes

Symbol

"

Other Names

arcs, arcsec, second-of-arc, second-of-angle

Metric (SI) Equivalent

4.8481368111 microradians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

minute-angle / 60

Characteristic

sign

Notes

Metric (SI) Equivalent

0.5235987756 radians

Even though the radian is a dimensionless derived unit and could be dropped, it is shown in this equivalent for clarity

Metric (SI) Dimensions

plane-angle

Even though plane-angle is not an official metric (SI) dimension and could be dropped, it is shown in the dimensions for clarity.

Description in Terms of Other Units and Constants

(pi / 6) * radian