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    π jumps the shark

    Tue, Jun 28, 2011  Permanent link

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    GUSTS     Thu, Jun 30, 2011  Permanent link
    Sounds beautiful, another reason to support Tau!

    Also, if anybody else is interested in tau, mathemusician Vi Hart has a nice explanation as to why it's simply better than pi here, and she also explains the musical technicalities of both here.
    elysium     Thu, Jun 30, 2011  Permanent link
    Haha I love her.

    I'm about to get into studying graphics programming. This should make life easier.
    GUSTS     Sat, Jul 2, 2011  Permanent link
    Trigonometry is overwhelmingly simplified when using Tau so I can only imagine it's potential in more advanced mathematics.
    elysium     Sun, Jul 3, 2011  Permanent link
    Only imagine? It's already been implemented quite a lot in more advanced math, actually:

    http://www.harremoes.dk/Peter/Undervis/Turnpage/Turnpage1.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riemann_zeta_function
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_of_unity
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cauchy's_integral_formula
    http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FourierTransform.html
     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normal_distribution 
     
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