Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun. Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ π -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

- Topics: Active | Unanswered

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 97,285

I like the constant 3 + (1/5) much better.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
- Posts: 17

Agnishom wrote:

Why is pi day wrong?

it isn't. however, my maths teacher's birthday is on pi day, so i must remove her bragging rights somehow. joking aside, i believe that we should us tau for angles and pi for areas.

*Last edited by L'Hopital (2014-03-20 21:23:06)*

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

Offline

Is she Einstein?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

Offline

**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
- Posts: 17

Agnishom wrote:

Is she Einstein?

no. far from it...

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 97,285

Is she Bohr?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
- Posts: 3,646

Agnishom wrote:

Why is pi day wrong?

Tau is the name given to a constant which is twice pi, I think.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-03-21 11:34:54)*

Offline

**eigenguy****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-18
- Posts: 78

(I am amazed that list of useful symbols at the top of the page doesn't include pi!)

tau = 2 pi, the measure of a full circle. There are those who argue that tau would be a better choice than pi, but I haven't found that their arguments hold much water. For every calculation it simplifies, it makes another more complex.

"Having thus refreshed ourselves in the oasis of a proof, we now turn again into the desert of definitions." - Bröcker & Jänich

Offline

**L'Hopital****Member**- Registered: 2014-03-07
- Posts: 17

eigenguy wrote:

(I am amazed that list of useful symbols at the top of the page doesn't include pi!)

tau = 2 pi, the measure of a full circle. There are those who argue that tau would be a better choice than pi, but I haven't found that their arguments hold much water. For every calculation it simplifies, it makes another more complex.

exactly! hence my suggestion of a dual system, or at least using tau for angles.

Churchill (drunk): You're ugly, woman!

Woman (horrified): You're drunk!

Churchill: Yes, but in the morning I shall be sober...

Offline

Happy Pi Day

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

'But our love is like the wind. I can't see it but I can feel it.' -A Walk to remember

Offline

**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
- Registered: 2009-04-12
- Posts: 97,285

Happy

day!**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

Offline

**Olinguito****Member**- Registered: 2014-08-12
- Posts: 647

Happy birthday to this chap!

*Bassaricyon neblina*

Offline