Thursday, October 21, 2010

Paradigm Shifts 3: With a Vengence

The last shift I wanted to present is best explained at http://tauday.com/ . There you will find a manifesto (yes, a manifesto) about why we should change from using \[ \pi = \text{180 degrees} \] as the circle constant to \[ \tau = 2 \pi = \text{360 degrees} \] It's quite a convincing argument, and it's a shift that can easily be made. Check the website for more.

TAU VS PI


5 comments:

  1. What was paradigm shift 2? Searched for it and could not find it...

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  2. Perhaps the successor paradigm shift to the first paradigm shift is that enumeration is to be done with odd numbers only. But were that the case, the shift that's the subject of this one would be the fifth...

    Wait, what?

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  3. Also check out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG7vhMMXagQ&feature=player_embedded#at=127

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