# cosd() giving similar value for different angles

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Ismita il 15 Mar 2024
Modificato: Ismita il 15 Mar 2024
I have the following code. Though latitude(i) and longitude(i) have different values in degree, Ut and Un are giving the same value. Please help me to find the problem in the following code. Ut and Un should be little different than each other. Thanks a lot
distance = data(:, 1);
speed_km = data(:, 2);
latitude = data(:, 3);
longitude = data(:, 4);
for i = 1:length(speed_km)
speed_r(i) = speed_km(i) * cosd(latitude(i)) * cosd(longitude(i));
speed_t(i) = speed_km(i) * cosd(latitude(i)) * sind(longitude(i));
speed_n(i) = speed_km(i) * sind(longitude(i));
end
Ur = speed_r;
Ut = speed_t;
Un = speed_n;
figure;
plot(distance, Ur, 'b');
hold on
plot(distance, Ut, 'r');
hold on
plot(distance, Un, 'g'); % need correction for Ut and Un as I am getting only one line (green)
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Paul il 15 Mar 2024
What are Ut and Un?
Ismita il 15 Mar 2024
Modificato: Walter Roberson il 15 Mar 2024
Thanks @Walter Roberson, I have attached the txt file.
Thanks @Paul. Ur, Ut and Un are speed in RTN coordinate. Ur is ok but Ut and Un should be little different. Comparing
speed_t(i) = speed_km(i) * cosd(latitude(i)) * sind(longitude(i));
speed_n(i) = speed_km(i) * sind(longitude(i));
I have found that cosd(latitude) is just 1 for all i as the code is taking instead of the small variation

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Paul il 15 Mar 2024
speed_km = data(:, 1);
latitude = data(:, 2);
longitude = data(:, 3);
The latitude is quite small, assuming it's actually in degrees.
figure
plot(latitude)
However, the cosd of the latitude isn't exactly one, though it's quite close to one as expected.
figure
plot(cosd(latitude))
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