Why Do We Use Radians In Calculus?
I mean, degrees seem so much nicer. They are just numbers, no \(\pi\) floating around. The range on degrees is kind of strange, \( 0^o \) to \( 360^o \) but most people like them better. Well, there are several very good reasons for using radians. Here are a couple of quick videos discussing them.
This first video is from a great instructor and he walks us through the logic as a teacher would.
Here is a great video explaining why we use radians from a graphic perspective. In the second half of the video you need some calculus but if you haven't had derivatives yet, no problem. The graphs will make sense.
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