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A217572 Decimal expansion of the conversion factor from radians to arcseconds. 10
2, 0, 6, 2, 6, 4, 8, 0, 6, 2, 4, 7, 0, 9, 6, 3, 5, 5, 1, 5, 6, 4, 7, 3, 3, 5, 7, 3, 3, 0, 7, 7, 8, 6, 1, 3, 1, 9, 6, 6, 5, 9, 7, 0, 0, 8, 7, 9, 6, 3, 1, 5, 5, 7, 5, 7, 6, 9, 7, 6, 8, 7, 7, 9, 0, 0, 3, 3, 0, 2, 4, 9, 7, 3, 3 (list; constant; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

6,1

COMMENTS

From Peter Munn, Aug 21 2020 and Nov 11 2020: (Start)

Corresponds to a significant mark labeled with a (typographic) double prime symbol on slide rule calculating devices in the 20th century. The Pickworth reference explains its use for sines and tangents of small angles.

As tangents of small angles can be approximated by the angle itself, this value approximates the cotangent of an arcsecond, and so, to within 1 part in 10^11, the number of astronomical units in a parsec, prior to its redefinition in August 2015. (End)

Equals the number of astronomical units in a parsec, as defined in 2015. - Donghwi Park, Aug 08 2021

REFERENCES

C. N. Pickworth, The Slide Rule, 24th Ed., Pitman, London, 1945, pp. 76-78, Trigonometrical Applications.

LINKS

Robert G. Wilson v, Table of n, a(n) for n = 6..1005

Peter Munn, Aristo 89 Slide Rule.

Wikipedia, Parsec.

Wikipedia, Minute and second of arc.

Index entries for transcendental numbers

FORMULA

Equals 3600 * A072097.

Equals 1/A155970.

EXAMPLE

206264.806247096355156473...

MAPLE

evalf(180/Pi*3600) ;

MATHEMATICA

RealDigits[(180/Pi) 3600, 10, 75][[1]] (* Bruno Berselli, Oct 10 2012 *)

PROG

(Maxima) fpprec:77; ev(bfloat((180/%pi)*3600)); \\ Bruno Berselli, Oct 10 2012

CROSSREFS

Related conversion factors: A155970 (arcseconds to radians), A072097 (radians to degrees), A337493 (radians to arcminutes).

Sequence in context: A335790 A078991 A346790 * A021833 A196072 A261883

Adjacent sequences:  A217569 A217570 A217571 * A217573 A217574 A217575

KEYWORD

cons,nonn,easy

AUTHOR

R. J. Mathar, Oct 10 2012

STATUS

approved

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