

A217572


Decimal expansion of the conversion factor from radians to arcseconds.


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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
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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. 7678, Trigonometrical Applications.


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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).


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