(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If x is measured in radians, then the derivative of Sin[x] with respect to x is Cos[x].

Use the formula Sin [x degrees] = Sin [2π/360 x radians]

to calculate the derivative of Sin [x degrees] with respect to x.

Why does the resulting formula make calculus difficult if you insist on working with degrees instead of radians?

Thanks for any help you can offer!

2. Relevant equations

y = sin [πx/180]

y' = 1/180 * π * cos[πx/180]

3. The attempt at a solution

I don't understand the "Why does the resulting formula make calculus difficult if you insist on working with degrees instead of radians?" question.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

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# Homework Help: Working with degrees instead of radians

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