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Priest: "Great Pharoh I have completed the calculations for the construction of the pyramid, and encoding the ratio of the circumference to the diameter!"
Pharoh: "Excellent, High Preist... tell me how it will be encoded!"
Priest: "Of Course, all we have to do, is reverse the sequence of Tan, TanH, Tan, Tan, TanH, Tan, Tan, TanH, Tan, Tan, which will give us the ratio that the height must be to the base!"
Pharoh: "They will be so tripped out when they discover this secret!"
Priest: "Indeed, Mighty Pharoh.... they will be tripping hard at this discovery!"
Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by AthlonSavage
I read this earlier in passing, now that I've took some time to think about this premise I find it intriguing.
I'd like to hear more. Could you please expand on it in other words?
The pyramid blocks were not cut, they were poured.
Originally posted by GreenGlassDoor
"3.1415547 multipled by exponential e-13" is not the same as "3.1415547e-13."
3.1415547e-13 = .00000000000031415547
The second e is for "engineering notation".
Exponential e, also known as Euler's number, is completely different. To do what you claim it does the expression would be Xe^n, and a negative exponent would be written as X/(e^n).
So 3.1415547*exp(-13) [as written in MATLAB] = 7.1009e-06
format long
ans = 7.100948572049544e-06 or .000007100948572049544
Originally posted by AthlonSavage
The reason why i wrote this thread because out of curiosity.
I realised the pyramid stones are very accurately cut and aligned. So logically im thinking the Ancients may of made use of limit functions in their measurement accuracy system for lengths.
The TanH function a hyperbolic function Tanh(x) is zero for x = 0, and tends to 1 as x tends to infinity and to -1 as x tends to minus infinity. Therefore thinking along the lines they are using some type of limit function like this, to accurately assess the accuracy of cutting and aligning stone..
Curiosity prevailed so i placed the ratio 0.63687 to a sequence of Tan and TanH. I found a sequence of 10 calculations based on Tan TanH Tan pattern spat an answer out which expresses a sequence of numbers which make up Pi. The other ratio numbers around this didnt, i thought that was interesting.
0.1 - 4.933
0.2 - 9.8666
0.3 - 1.4800
0.4 - 1.9733
0.5 - 2.4666
0.6 - 2.9600
63687 - Pi (3.1415)
0.7 - 3.4533
0.8 - 3.9466
0.9 - 4.44
1 - 4.93
Since tanh x = (ex - e-x)/(ex + e-x) has an expression in terms of e (2.71828), then i consider placing (2.71828) through the sequence expression above. Its gives answer 1.34102.
Comparing 1.3402 value to 3.1415, im wondering if the ancient builders applied use of knowledge of e in mathematical expression to work out angles.
If 1.34102 is a points around a circle where 3.1415 = 360 degrees then 1.34102 = 76.83 degrees
If i multiply (2.71828 x 0.63687) = 1.7311. If 1.7311 is a points around a circle where 3.1415 = 360 degrees then 1.34102 = 99.188 degrees
Start comparinng angles with these angles of great pyramid and it starts to look interesting.
The 5 angles of the Great Pyramid are:
edge to edge of face at apex =76:17:13.2 (degrees - minutues - seconds),
edge to diagonal edge at apex = 96:3:0.0, dihedral or
face to face parallel to base = 112:25:39.4
edge to base = 41:59:50.5
face to base = 51:51:14.3.edit on 1-3-2013 by AthlonSavage because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by cody599
reply to post by AthlonSavage
Well the title is an oxymoron
And they knew about pi, So nothing new there,
I've seen guys with an abacus do complicated maths faster than a calculator.Great work on the OP but hardly proof.