It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Thank you.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by ProfEmeritus
Pi is an irrational, transcendental number, and as such CANNOT be expressed as a fraction of any two integers(thus irrational), and CANNOT be expressed as a finite number of algebraic expressions of any kind. At last count, Pi has been calculated to over ONE TRILLION decimal places, but anything that you can write as a value, will only be an APPROXIMATION, due to the very definition of a transcendental number.
Originally posted by Razmear23
Pi is infinitely long due only to our base 10 numbering system.
If you were to figure Pi in binary you would get 11.001001
I don't have an app handy to test how long Pi would be in base 2 (binary) or base 8 (oct) or base 16 (hex), but I would guess that the result would no longer be infinitely long.
Originally posted by science lol
Pi doesn't change.
pi(a) isn't pi, it's an approximation of pi, as is pi(b) and any other attempt you have to represent it in decimal form.
equation fixed
Originally posted by nablator
Yes you can write pi in a form that is not an approximation, like pi = 2 arcsin(1). In decimal form you would need an infinite sheet of paper. Not practical.
Originally posted by nablator
Yes you can write pi in a form that is not an approximation, like pi = 2 arcsin(0). In decimal form you would need an infinite sheet of paper. Not practical.
So, then... what IS the circumference?
Well, it is one of two things.
A function of a straight line measurement in CURVED space, OR a temporal measurement around a fixed point.
Originally posted by Edrick
Secondly... Circles do not exist in reality, or nature.
Pi as it is derived is a rule. A rule is absolute
Number
A number is a mathematical object used in counting and measuring. A notational symbol which represents a number is called a numeral, but in common usage the word number is used for both the abstract object and the symbol, as well as for the word for the number. In addition to their use in counting and measuring, numerals are often used for labels (telephone numbers), for ordering (serial numbers), and for codes (ISBNs). In mathematics, the definition of number has been extended over the years to include such numbers as zero, negative numbers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and complex numbers.
Source : Wikipedia
Can the Value of Pi be Changing?
Can the value of 1 be changing?
No, the value of Pi can not be changing, just as the value of 1 cannot be changing.
Something in the physical universe is changing - what is it ?