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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 21st, 2009, 2:35 pm

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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Re: Road Scholar

Post by binary010101 » January 21st, 2009, 3:25 pm

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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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 21st, 2009, 3:44 pm

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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Re: Road Scholar

Post by crazibanana_51 » January 21st, 2009, 6:20 pm

Yeah same for me. There are always a couple of questions about them. But my friend does bearings, I do the azimuths :mrgreen:
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by binary010101 » January 22nd, 2009, 10:35 am

It's good to know, but taking bearings take up a lot of time.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eak227 » January 22nd, 2009, 11:36 am

Seriously? It's just measuring an angle and writing down the answer. Not that hard, is it?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » January 23rd, 2009, 8:55 am

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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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eak227 » January 23rd, 2009, 1:54 pm

Correct.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » January 23rd, 2009, 2:43 pm

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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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » January 23rd, 2009, 3:48 pm

Yeah, I think that's true for almost everything about the event.
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