eyeball138
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oh joy wrote:Can sum1 go over azimuth and bearing/the difference between the two? i sorta 4got since last yr. I need refreshment...
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:I think (emphasis on think) that a bearing is the direction that you are facing,and you get it by using a compass. The azimuth is used on the map you make, and is used for finding which direction a straight line (road, railroad, telephone line, etc.) goes. You find this using a protractor.
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Both are found using a protractor and a ruler/string. The main difference between azimuth and bearing is the way it is recorded. Azimuth is just the degrees measured in a 360 degree (full circle) protractor. Therefore, an azimuth can be anywhere between 0 and 360 degrees. Bearing can never exceed 90 degrees, in a sense splitting the protractor into four parts. After measuring the degrees, you add the direction (N or S) in front of the degrees and the direction (E or W) immediately after.

An azimuth would look like this: 75°
A bearing would look like this: N 75° E

By the way, oh joy, are you from BCMS? If you are, I saw you at states last year in Road Scholar.
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They don't show up heavily at tests at the state level, though if you learn bearings now, you won't have to learn them later when you take trig. (Yuck.)
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binary010101 wrote:They don't show up heavily at tests at the state level,
All of the tests at both regionals and states have had azimuths and bearings for me. It's not the main topic of Road Scholar but there's always a few questions involving azimuth and bearing.
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Yeah same for me. There are always a couple of questions about them. But my friend does bearings, I do the azimuths
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It's good to know, but taking bearings take up a lot of time.
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Seriously? It's just measuring an angle and writing down the answer. Not that hard, is it?
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eyeball138 wrote:
oh joy wrote:Can sum1 go over azimuth and bearing/the difference between the two? i sorta 4got since last yr. I need refreshment...
EASTstroudsburg13 wrote:I think (emphasis on think) that a bearing is the direction that you are facing,and you get it by using a compass. The azimuth is used on the map you make, and is used for finding which direction a straight line (road, railroad, telephone line, etc.) goes. You find this using a protractor.
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Both are found using a protractor and a ruler/string. The main difference between azimuth and bearing is the way it is recorded. Azimuth is just the degrees measured in a 360 degree (full circle) protractor. Therefore, an azimuth can be anywhere between 0 and 360 degrees. Bearing can never exceed 90 degrees, in a sense splitting the protractor into four parts. After measuring the degrees, you add the direction (N or S) in front of the degrees and the direction (E or W) immediately after.

An azimuth would look like this: 75°
A bearing would look like this: N 75° E

By the way, oh joy, are you from BCMS? If you are, I saw you at states last year in Road Scholar.
Thanks! So 200 degrees in azimuth would be S 20 degrees W in bearings? Just making sure...
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Correct.
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binary010101 wrote:It's good to know, but taking bearings take up a lot of time.
I think that once you know the concept, it's easy.
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Yeah, I think that's true for almost everything about the event.
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2007
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2008
Regionals- 3rd
States- 5th

2009
Regionals- 2nd
States- 4th

2010
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States- 2nd
Nationals- 19th

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