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How Many Degrees In A Sphere?

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  • Kip

    Kip

    #838830 - 14 years ago

    Isnt there an infinite amount of degrees in a sphere?

  • Snow_Crash

    Snow_Crash

    #839103 - 14 years ago

    In reply to Kip, #129:

    No, that'd be like saying there's 12 inches in a foot, so there's an infinite number of inches in a cube.

    And PaddlePop, you're a tard.

  • fortytwo

    fortytwo

    #841702 - 14 years ago

    In reply to cryptohex1, #9:

    if we were to use the term square degrees, then one would calculate the the number of them as follows:

    1) Using a previous statement that one would find coordinates on a sphere by some measurement 360 degrees in one direction, and 180 degrees perpendicular to that. (Spherical Coordinates).

    2) We then should switch degrees to radians for mathematical purity, so that's 2(pi) one way and (pi) the other way.

    3) This results in 2(pi)^2

    4) Then use the conversion twice to get degrees squared.

    5) We get the answer to be 64800 degrees squared. this is the answer that cryptohex1 got on page 1.

  • Squee_287

    Squee_287

    #3380131 - 13 years ago

    oi. You people make this more complex than it needs to be. A circle has 360 degrees, you can rotate it on an axis for 360 degrees before it overlaps, and if you rotate it from a different axis, its overlapping the same degrees again, so the answer is 360^2, or 129600.

  • AgentTellah

    AgentTellah

    #3385164 - 13 years ago

    1

  • KillGreys

    KillGreys

    #3385590 - 13 years ago

    Or maybe the answer is N/A since degrees are a 2 dementional messure and a sphere is a 3 dementional object..

    basically like asking how far away something is in pounds.