[vcf-midatlantic] OT: Pi Day (why not Tau day on June 28?)

Adam Michlin amichlin at swerlin.com
Thu Mar 15 08:33:05 EDT 2018


On 3/15/2018 5:36 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 10:56 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
>> https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2018/3/14/17119388/pi-day-pie-
>> math-tau-circle-constant-mathematics-circumference-diameter-
>> radius-holiday-truth
>>
>
> Simple, because it's utterly ridiculous to create a constant based upon
> another constant using a simple coefficient, eg Tau = 2*PI
> All of the rationale they used in that article has no merit
> Tau would not exist if it were not for Pi

Actually, it is a bit more complicated than that:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcPTiiiYDs8

      -Adam



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