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1. C2:radians measure and its application
(a) Using cosine rule

cosA = 102 + 122 - 1422 × 10 × 12 = 0.2
A = cos-1(0.2) (use in radian mode)
A = 1.369 … = 1.37
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i dont get the "use in radian mode"
because cos-1 * 0.2 = 78.5 degree (0.44 rad)
2. C2:radians measure and its application
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3. Re: C2:radians measure and its application
I'm confused by your question. 78.5 degrees is not equal to 0.44 radians.
4. Re: C2:radians measure and its application
(Original post by reb0xx)
(a) Using cosine rule

cosA = 102 + 122 - 1422 × 10 × 12 = 0.2
A = cos-1(0.2) (use in radian mode)
A = 1.369 … = 1.37
----------------------------------------------
i dont get the "use in radian mode"
because cos-1 * 0.2 = 78.5 degree (0.44 rad)
The calculator does a correct job. Cos-1(0.2) = 1.369 (Rad mode)
If you do degrees, Cos-1(0.2) = 78.46 degrees
To convert from degrees to radians, (78.46)*(pi/180) = 1.369 radians which is correct.

However the first line of what you wrote does not make sense.
How does 102 + 122 - 1422 x 10 x 12 = 0.2??
5. Re: C2:radians measure and its application
(Original post by Micky76)
The calculator does a correct job. Cos-1(0.2) = 1.369 (Rad mode)
If you do degrees, Cos-1(0.2) = 78.46 degrees
To convert from degrees to radians, (78.46)*(pi/180) = 1.369 radians which is correct.

However the first line of what you wrote does not make sense.
How does 102 + 122 - 1422 x 10 x 12 = 0.2??
I think he meant 78.5 degrees = 0.44pi rad