On Jun 29, 2012, at 10:05 AM, Joe Niederberger wrote:
> So, rather than reinvent the square, why not just find a > nice solid course that teaches the unit square = area 1 approach?
Without introducing a conversion factor, how can it not be "1". Mathematically, it has to be "1". It is not an approach. If the area of a unit square is not "1" then the derivative of x^2 is not 2x. If the derivative of x^2 is not 2x then Gauss's law breaks and atoms either become clumps of singularity or fly apart. The universe will cease to be as it is.:) The area of a unit square is exactly 1.