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Tanay Kalamkar asked in Physics

Calculate the angle of
a) 1' (minute of arc or arcmin) in radians
b) 1'' (second of arc or arc second) in radians.

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Shivam Pratap Singh answered this

Dear student
we have

1 degrees = π/180 radian= 0.0174 radians

 

a) 

1 arcminute = 1/60 degrees = 2.9 X 10-4 radians

b) 

1 arcsecond = 1/3600 degrees = 1/60 arcminutes =  4.8 X 10-6 radians

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