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Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by kthxbai
Mind expanding video, but is it true? Math experts, please tell us.
Star and flag and more stars and flags, given to you under the table.
Originally posted by steppenwolf86
reply to post by Shadowcast
Please correct me if I am wrong but if it never repeats and assuming you assign a letter value to numbers 1-26 how do you get ll and ee and so on? For that matter when is 2425 xy and when is it bdbe?
In mathematics, an irrational number is any real number that cannot be expressed as a ratio a/b, where a and b are integers, with b non-zero, and is therefore not a rational number.
Informally, this means that an irrational number cannot be represented as a simple fraction. Irrational numbers are those real numbers that cannot be represented as terminating or repeating decimals. As a consequence of Cantor's proof that the real numbers are uncountable (and the rationals countable) it follows that almost all real numbers are irrational.[1]
When the ratio of lengths of two line segments is irrational, the line segments are also described as being incommensurable, meaning they share no measure in common.
Perhaps the best-known irrational numbers are: the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter π, Euler's number e, the golden ratio φ, and the square root of two √2.
The digits of π have no apparent pattern and pass tests for statistical randomness including tests for normality; a number of infinite length is called normal when all possible sequences of digits (of any given length) appear equally often. The hypothesis that π is normal has not been proven or disproven. Since the advent of computers, a large number of digits of π have been available on which to perform statistical analysis. Yasumasa Kanada has performed detailed statistical analyses on the decimal digits of π, and found them consistent with normality; for example, the frequency of the ten digits 0 to 9 were subjected to statistical significance tests, and no evidence of a pattern was found. Despite the fact that π's digits pass statistical tests for randomness, π contains some sequences of digits that may appear non-random to non-mathematicians, such as the Feynman point, which is a sequence of six consecutive 9s that begins at the 762nd decimal place of the decimal representation of π.
Originally posted by Starcrossd
Saw the episode and loved the description also, it made things slightly clearer to me. S&F
I also detest math and need help grasping basic concepts of it. Can anyone explain (for a complete math/physics ignoramus like myself) ..How do numbers translate to tangible things? (ie; 'it's in everything') and intagible also, like, sounds, music, colors etc? I'm probably not asking the question right but hopefully someone can interpret what I mean (but don't know what/how to ask-lol) Thx!
Originally posted by Starcrossd
Saw the episode and loved the description also, it made things slightly clearer to me. S&F
I also detest math and need help grasping basic concepts of it. Can anyone explain (for a complete math/physics ignoramus like myself) ..How do numbers translate to tangible things? (ie; 'it's in everything') and intagible also, like, sounds, music, colors etc? I'm probably not asking the question right but hopefully someone can interpret what I mean (but don't know what/how to ask-lol) Thx!
Originally posted by Aleister
reply to post by kthxbai
Worth some thinking time, just to appreciate it. Math wizards also, a question. I've heard that you can't measure a perfect square diagonally, from one corner to another. That each time you try to measure it, say with an infinite ruler, that the measurement will always come out in between two numbers. True? If so, then this relates to the thread and the video.
Originally posted by steppenwolf86
reply to post by Shadowcast
Please correct me if I am wrong but if it never repeats and assuming you assign a letter value to numbers 1-26 how do you get ll and ee and so on? For that matter when is 2425 xy and when is it bdbe?