On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 6:04:18 AM UTC-5, tdadamemd-...@excite.com wrote: > The reason why Tau is a fundamental number is because it is the Identity Operator for Rotation. Pi is lacking in such fundamental utility. > > > > Tau is as fundamental to Rotation as Zero is to Addition and One is to Multiplication. Tonight I watched several YouTube videos about Tau and I didn't see anyone make mention of this fact. Bob Palais wrote an excellent article back in 2001. But the arguments that I've seen favoring Tau over Pi were basically a matter of style and taste. > > > > The reason why Tau is worthy of primacy over Pi is not because of any such artistic reasons, but because of this fundamental mathematical reason. > > > > ~ CT
Gee whiz I'm going to start watching YouTube as well so I can make some fundamental maths discoveries, just like you did. Thanks so much, dude.