Ask Uncle Colin: Radians Celsius | Colin

Ask Uncle Colin is a chance to ask your burning, possibly embarrassing, maths questions — and to show off your skills at coming up with clever acronyms. Send your questions to and Uncle Colin will do what he can.

Dear Uncle Colin,

Inspired by a recent XKCD cartoon, I want to start measuring temperatures in radians celsius. How can I quickly convert between the two?

Made Up Nonsense? Réaumur’s Octogesimal

First up, MUNRO, that’s a really bad idea. I’ve said elsewhere that I don’t like degrees for measuring angles, as has Matrix the dragon; that…

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