Since you can never set the legs (sides of the squares) to a definite number, you can never prove it's a perfect square that you are measuring the diagonal of that you profess to be one
Originally posted by DenyObfuscation
reply to post by kthxbai
Since you can never set the legs (sides of the squares) to a definite number, you can never prove it's a perfect square that you are measuring the diagonal of that you profess to be one
Of course if the legs are equal you could "Pull the 3-4-5" on it. Wouldn't that prove it?
At the end of the book, the computer tells her that when pi is expanded in base 11, some 100,000 digits in, the expansion suddenly breaks into 599 zeros, a 1, and then 597 zeros and three 1s, and proceeds in that fashion of 1s and 0s for 160,000 digits, and then returns to random digits.
Originally posted by kthxbai
I guess you could think of it as a cross between "light", "analog" and "digital". Just as the parts, the individual digits, could be isolated in the "digital" sense, there's always a number after it in the "analog" sense. This is in the same manner that light exists or behaves as both a wave and a particle.
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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 OccamAssassin
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!
The irrational number is like infinity. As it cannot repeat its pattern - logically - it must be constantly changing.
Because it is constantly changing, it stands to reason that every possible combination of numbers will contained within an irrational number. So - despite not being able to tell where a particular number will be - the irrational number can be said to contain infinite information though that information(with our current understanding) is essentially useless due to its random nature.
edit on 5/1/2013 by OccamAssassin because: (no reason given)
Reason has not much to do with reality when the reasoning is faulty. It's possible to have non-repeating sequences of digits with one or more of the digits always missing. So the claim that just because it's non-repeating it contains all possible numbers is false. In fact, there is a very simple case: express Pi in binary, which uses just 0 and 1. It is exactly the same as the decimal number which uses only 0 and 1. It will clearly not be able to contain all other possible numbers because it is lacking 2 through 9 and yet is still non-repeating.
Originally posted by DenyObfuscation
reply to post by kthxbai
Since you can never set the legs (sides of the squares) to a definite number, you can never prove it's a perfect square that you are measuring the diagonal of that you profess to be one
Of course if the legs are equal you could "Pull the 3-4-5" on it. Wouldn't that prove it?
Originally posted by Aleister
Mind expanding video, but is it true? Math experts, please tell us.
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.
.How do numbers translate to tangible things?