
Re: The Reason Why Tau Is Fundamental And Why Pi Is Not
Posted:
Jan 8, 2013 10:20 PM


On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 2:48:42 AM UTC+2, tdadamemd...@excite.com wrote: > From Toni...@yahoo.com: > > <snip> > > > Well, tau also has several other more or less acceptions within mathematics, > > > like being the torsion of a curve (this is, arguably, the most widespread). > > > > > > After seeing the video I think it wouldn't be that bad an idea to talk _and > > > educate_ more with tau, yet I think this would imply international overall > > > cooperation, particularly from the big mathematics powers (Russia, Europe, > > > USA, perhaps China and Japan)...at least. > > > > > > I, for one, have not the slightest intention to begin introducing tau without > > > having the slightest chance my students will see that refelcted in books, > > > papers, etc. > > > > > > Besides all the above, I still think that anyone having SERIOUS understanding > > > and comprehending issues with pi won't make the cut only for being taught > > > about tau instead. > > > > > > Tonio > > > > Education is undergoing a huge revolution right now. The very reason why we're discussing Tau is because it is part of the revolution. (Ha ha, I have to step back and laugh at the pun.) > > > > The current education revolution has been enabled by internet multimedia. Because of YouTube, those teachers who choose to not teach Tau to their students will have Tau taught to them by their students. > > > > We can be on the look out for these bumperstickers: > > ___________________________ > >   > >  Tau  Viva la revolution!  > > ___________________________ > > > > ~ CT
 Until the importan universities in the important mathematicswise countries in the world won't choose Tau over Pi, I can't see any real chance for that "revolution".
OTOH, I seriously doubt ANYONE can teach anything mathematical about TAU to mathematicians that they didn't know already. You can teach (in fact, I'm beginning to suspect that among some it is more like "preaching and spreading the light..."(??)) about the importance in education and posterior learning of mathematics and physics if Tau is introduced instead of Pi, but I seriouly doubt there's something really important and essential mathematically about Tau that mathematicians don't already know in the form of 2 Pi ...
Tonio

