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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Wouldn't it be nice if sterradian is added here?

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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It sure would! I just have to figure out a nice way to illustrate it. Start with a sphere ...

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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OK, this is what I have got: Steradian. Those 3D illustrations took a while!

Could someone check it out before I link to it from other pages?

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**ganesh****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-06-28
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Very neat! The example of Radiant Intensity was informative.

Thanks, MathsIsFun!

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Or perhaps even "illuminating" ?

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