2012-10-12, 06:35 PM (ISO 8601)
Re: Skyscraper Graveyard II: Jealousy and Ambition
Do you really think this will make a difference? It doesn't change most of the equations, it just removes a 2 from some places. Okay, now there are tau radians instead of 2pi, and the volume of a sphere is 2/3tau(r^3). But the 2 on 2pi tends to pop in and out during most physics equations, a lot of times it drops off. I had a physics teacher in college tell the whole class that if you're ever feeling like you did a problem right but the answer is off, just check for any combination of pi, 2, or 2pi and see if that fixes the problem.
Originally Posted by Deadly
For all that you've been saying that dividing by two isn't a huge deal when teaching kids, is multiplying by 2 really such a huge deal that we should overturn an entire industry convention and force people to rewrite new computer programs and algorithms because they're not supposed to draw on pi anymore?
Seriously. Man, it was like 5:00 AM for me when I finished after we talked last night. Lack of sleep, my god.
Originally Posted by Thanqol
Last edited by Anarion; 2012-10-12 at 06:37 PM.
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Originally Posted by The Giant
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