Basic Concepts and Comparison with Degrees

• Understand that radian is another way of measuring angles, which is based on the radius of a circle.
• Get comfortable with the relationship: 180 degrees is equivalent to π radians and hence, 1 radian is approximately 57.3 degrees.
• Develop an understanding of why radians are often more practical in mathematics than degrees. This is largely due to their natural division of a circle into equal parts by its radius.

• Be proficient in converting angles given in degrees into radians and vice versa. A useful rule: multiple the number of degrees by π/180 or divide the number of radians by 180/π to perform the conversions.
• Be able to simplify expressions involving pi (π) in radians.

Circles and Arcs

• Understand the application of radian measure in finding lengths of arcs in a circle. Learn that an arc length of a circle is , where r is the radius and θ is the angle in radians.
• Understand that the area of a sector of a circle is 1/2 *r²θ, where r is the radius and θ is the angle in radians.