By defining pi in terms of diameter, he said, "what you're really doing is defining it as the ratio of the circumference to twice the radius, and that factor of two haunts you throughout mathematics."

D'oh I was just about to say that.

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momentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.

By defining pi in terms of diameter, he said, "what you're really doing is defining it as the ratio of the circumference to twice the radius, and that factor of two haunts you throughout mathematics."

D'oh I was just about to say that.

Or....

You could simply define it as the ratio of the circumerfence to the diameter and forget about the factor of 2.

I think someome is playing games and I just got hooked :oops:

None of the above should be taken seriously, and certainly not personally.

I never actually read any of the text on your link as it looked boring and tiresome even at just a quick glance. :shock:

However I can deduce from the picture attached to the text that however you measure it, square the radius or factor twice - I would like a bigger slice of that pie than has been cut.

What about area ?
Pi x radius squared, or (Tau / 2) x radius squared.

oh look, there's that dreded factor or 2 that they're maoning about :roll:
Looks like some mathematicians somewhere are trying to justify their grants !!

Your English teachers obviously couldn't justify theirs.

"There's a shortage of perfect breasts in this world, t'would be a pity to damage yours."

What about area ?
Pi x radius squared, or (Tau / 2) x radius squared.

oh look, there's that dreded factor or 2 that they're maoning about :roll:
Looks like some mathematicians somewhere are trying to justify their grants !!

Your English teachers obviously couldn't justify theirs.

Wah Wah Wah
Physics was my area.

Anyway, I'd like to point out that they're typos, but even so I have to agree, that's p*ss poor of me for not noticing !!!
That said, yesterday I discovered Brakespears Triple (7.2%) so it could have something to do with that

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Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

Looks like some mathematicians somewhere are trying to justify their grants !!

But also decided to overlook the amount it would actually cost to update all the text books in schools and universities to make the change actually happen. Given the state of education funding at the moment I think the last thing teachers want to have to spend money on is new maths books just because some group of mathematicians has decided to change pi for tau.

Looks like some mathematicians somewhere are trying to justify their grants !!

But also decided to overlook the amount it would actually cost to update all the text books in schools and universities to make the change actually happen. Given the state of education funding at the moment I think the last thing teachers want to have to spend money on is new maths books just because some group of mathematicians has decided to change pi for tau.

All textbooks are changed every few years anyway so that's not an issue. Also it's not really about the maths you learn at school, it's for when people start to work in radians instead of degrees. This is important in electronics, navigation and bike wheels!

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7,508D'oh I was just about to say that.

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resignsmomentarily from the herd and thinks for himself.

6,386Or....

You could simply define it as the ratio of the circumerfence to the diameter and forget about the factor of 2.

I think someome is playing games and I just got hooked :oops:

5,408Pi x radius squared, or (Tau / 2) x radius squared.

oh look, there's that dreded factor or 2 that they're maoning about :roll:

Looks like some mathematicians somewhere are trying to justify their grants !!

Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

392However I can deduce from the picture attached to the text that however you measure it, square the radius or factor twice - I would like a bigger slice of that pie than has been cut.

5,408Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

392Having said that it does look a little radioactive, do they do it in a shade you don't need sunglasses on to eat it. 8)

3,996Your English teachers obviously couldn't justify theirs.

3,6801,428Lemon Curd pie.

Yum.

5,408Physics was my area.

Anyway, I'd like to point out that they're typos, but even so I have to agree, that's p*ss poor of me for not noticing !!!

That said, yesterday I discovered Brakespears Triple (7.2%) so it could have something to do with that

Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

147But also decided to overlook the amount it would actually cost to update all the text books in schools and universities to make the change actually happen. Given the state of education funding at the moment I think the last thing teachers want to have to spend money on is new maths books just because some group of mathematicians has decided to change pi for tau.

61,012Lives HereHow hard is it to explain without a textbook?

Seriously.

7,67491kinda related

31,6479205,408Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved

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