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Topic: The Reason Why Tau Is Fundamental And Why Pi Is Not
Replies: 43   Last Post: Feb 9, 2013 9:20 PM

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 Brian Q. Hutchings Posts: 6,427 Registered: 12/6/04
Re: The Reason Why Tau Is Fundamental And Why Pi Is Not
Posted: Jan 3, 2013 12:09 PM

pi times the diameter is the circumference of the great circle;
pi times teh second-power ("skware"} of the diameter
is the area of the sphere; pi/6 times the 3rd-power
of the diameter is the volume.

since I can't hear videos, is he simply arguing
fpr a "different symbolic designation" of the ratio?

yes, I always use tau for teh inverse of phi,
the golden section, unless where otherwise noted,
or the context is, Duhsville.

> So the circumference of a circle is
> now tau*radius?  The answer is still the same regardless.  BTW, hasn't
> the Greek letter tau been used to represent the golden ratio, aka "phi"