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tau=2*pihttp://tauday.com/taumanifesto 30+2=28 (Mom's identity) #2 20121217 02:00:14
Re: tau=2*piI think it would devastate people who have already memorized thousands of pi's digits... On the other hand, mayve those people deserve such devastation... The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #3 20121217 09:58:03
Re: tau=2*piHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #4 20121219 12:00:55
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thats so annoying because pi was made,like THOUSANDS OF YEARRRRRRRRSSSS AGO!This idea is 0 YEARS OLD! Hey. #5 20121219 12:29:18
Re: tau=2*piThere's no reason to get so upset... The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #6 20121219 12:41:32
Re: tau=2*piThe guys who have memorized thousands of digits can now learn how to multiply thousands of digits. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20130123 01:09:28
Re: tau=2*piI memorized this much of Pi: 3.141592653589796264883. I envy that... Chinese guy!  n872yt3r Math Is Fun Rocks! By the power of the exponent, I square and cube you! #8 20130123 09:20:26
Re: tau=2*piWasn't there a guy that bc (before computers) calculated pi out to 700 places by hand. Then ac (after Writing "pretty" math (two dimensional) is easier to read and grasp than LaTex (one dimensional). LaTex is like painting on many strips of paper and then stacking them to see what picture they make. #9 20130123 09:51:34
Re: tau=2*piActually, his score was 527 out of 707 digits correct! That is a great accomplishment! The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #10 20130123 10:17:34
Re: tau=2*piPerhaps tau would have been a better choice, but there are also arguments supporting pi. Area = pi r^2 for example. And some stats formulas have plain old pi in them. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #11 20130123 10:19:55
Re: tau=2*piI think their strongest argument are the radians. A tau radians is one full turn, half a tau radians is half a turn, and so on... On all other accounts they are either the same or pi is better. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #12 20130123 10:25:50
Re: tau=2*piMaybe we could come up with an argument for pi/2. It is a "right" angle, so it must be right! "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #13 20130123 10:40:06
Re: tau=2*piThere would certainly be some arguments for it, but also arguments against it. For now, I don’t think there is any reason for switching from pi... The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #14 20130123 12:05:01
Re: tau=2*piHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #15 20130123 22:52:10
Re: tau=2*piI agree with you, mathgogocart.  n872yt3r Math Is Fun Rocks! By the power of the exponent, I square and cube you! #16 20130124 01:10:06
Re: tau=2*piThey didn't invent it. They gave it a name. The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't. “It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman “Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment #17 20130124 10:50:43
Re: tau=2*piSorry; I get so mixed up with the difference of inventions and discoveries.  n872yt3r Math Is Fun Rocks! By the power of the exponent, I square and cube you! #18 20130125 00:36:05
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30+2=28 (Mom's identity) 