"If you were still a [Pi] partisan at the beginning of this section, your head has now exploded. "
OT: The Tau Manifesto


« Next Oldest  Next Newest »

▼
07272011, 12:51 PM
▼
07272011, 03:14 PM
I was halfway to being convinced before I even read that article. After all, pi is the ratio between circumference and diameter, but how often do we use *diameter* in equations? We always use radius. And the "prettiest" formula with pi, as he himself mentions, is pi*r^2 which, again, uses radius, not diameter. ▼
07272011, 03:51 PM
3:14 p.m. Does this mean some resistance? :)
07282011, 03:21 AM
Err...
07272011, 03:45 PM
I quite agreed with the idea when I first read about it some years ago but I disliked the proposed symbol. The new symbol (pi without one leg rather than with an extra one) is definitely a better choice. Incidentally the Portuguese word for lathe is torno, which makes sense since it's a turning tool. A bit late for Tau Day, anyway here is the first pandigital approximation to tau :)
sqrt(sqrt(51432/((6*79)*8^0)))
07272011, 06:02 PM
The PI Menifesto has a less rabid and onesided view of the cases for and against both. Well worth the read.
