Virgil
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Re: NyaN fractions and partitioning of Naturals into other NyaN bases then ternary.
Posted:
Mar 16, 2013 1:31 AM


In article <0M6dnUGx2aXpndnMnZ2dnUVZ_oGdnZ2d@giganews.com>, fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
> On 3/15/2013 12:39 PM, FredJeffries wrote: > > On Mar 15, 9:27 am, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> > >> Another thing i always wondered why is radians used and not fractions > >> to describe angles, i mean the unit circle has one turn? > > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_trigonometry > > > > What is the linear measure of the locus comprising "one turn"? > > What fraction of "one turn" is a semicircle? > > What is the length of the chord associated with a semicircle? > > As for fractions, what was the earliest estimate for pi? > > (hint: pi=3) > > As for fractions, what numerical base did those early > mathematical pioneers use for counting? > > (hint: 60) > > So, who is to blame for the stupid mathematics (pi=/=3) > that the stupid mathematicians keep pushing on practical > people? > > (I don't know. But legend has it that the Pythagoreans > threw him over the side of a boat at sea.)
I thought that fatal dunking was for showing the irrationality of the square root of 2. 

