tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-28172905.post5860549919476928930..comments2018-06-24T12:04:52.716-04:00Comments on (x, why?): Pi vs. Tau(x, why?)http://www.blogger.com/profile/17499160002806879025noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-28172905.post-48575709994609943592017-06-28T18:06:12.678-04:002017-06-28T18:06:12.678-04:00Google is your friend.
But to save you the anguis...Google is your friend.<br /><br />But to save you the anguish of reading a "manifesto" or two: Tau is a Greek letter that comes a few after pi. The lowercase tau even looks like half a pi. Which is where it gets silly because tau = 2 pi.<br /><br />Some mathematicians think pi isn't a good number to use because (when you get to Algebra 2 and Trig and beyond) you find yourself using 2 pi in many calculations. Are of these could be simplified, they say, if you let tau = 6.2831853071...<br /><br />So Circumference would be tau * r, instead of 2 * pi * r. Area would be a pain in the butt.<br /><br />However, the distance around the Unit Circle would be 1 tau, which is 2 pi, and that is used in a bunch of stuff that happens later on. <br /><br />Think of a superior videogame system that no one buys because every has the popular one. The people who like the "superior" but unpopular one are the ones who like tau.<br /><br />Hope this helps.(x, why?)https://www.blogger.com/profile/17499160002806879025noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-28172905.post-52570859007138194292017-06-28T17:08:50.555-04:002017-06-28T17:08:50.555-04:00What is Tau? What is Tau? Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com