Pi Is Wrong: We`ve All Been Lied To, Math Nerds

Submitted by: bauerpimp 5 years ago Science

June 28 was Tau Day. Bet you didn"t know that. Mathletes, get ready to jizz in your pants.
There are 58 comments:
Male 144
Lol math nerds can`t spell straight.
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Male 144
Lol math nerds can`t spell straight.
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Male 3
ok i am a math nerd and i have this to say - yes pi is the circumference divided by the diameter but when you go into all of the equations nobody thinks of pi as the number 3.14 instead they think of it as the rotation. when you rotate a strait line to form a circle the strait line is the radius not the diameter so half of the circle is pi and the full rotation is 2 pi .so really the 2 does not go to pi it goes to the radius to make it the diameter
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Male 352
Tau day! For the greater good!
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Male 1,059
Wow, it doesn`t really make a difference, but the part about radians is rather helpful although it`s easy either way.... Lol. :-P
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Female 1,623
yay! Tau day is my birthday!!
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Female 107
And this is why I study art...
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Male 2,859
I was with him until he hit the area of a circle, then it started to look messy. I`ll stick with my pi thx.
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Male 1,744
I see a future of tau that is then broken down into 2pi for "easy factoring". And then there will be a video decrying tau and that we should use 2pi so we can easily see "where the factor came from."

I know it cuz I`ve seen my friggin` math prof`s do it a thousand times over, and it confused me every time.
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Male 390
And here I`ve been calculating my checkbook wrong all of these years...

Numbers only exist in the minds of men.
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Male 2,390
oh the horror. the humanity. thank god I`m out of school.
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Male 4,290
Meh, I like pi. It`s pretty arbitrary either way really. If multiplying by 2 is such an inconvenience and hindrance to your maths, you probably won`t be able to do the kind of maths where this would come into it anyway.
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Male 361
Lol, makes sense
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Male 680
I dislike mathematics, but I already knew this. Thnk you, Vihart :D
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Male 955
talking quickly and having awkward pauses is clearly how this guy figured out how to sound smart.
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Male 6
I like math... but that made my brain hurt... need more beer....
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Male 262
This is going to ruin a lot of t-shirts.
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Male 189
Does this mean I get to eat tau on Tau Day?
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Male 1,451
I don`t understand, why he pauses at random, points in the sentence. It makes it, harder to follow when, he seemingly doesn`t have, a firm grasp of language and, wants me to follow, his direction.

That being said: I love pi but I am on the pro-tau side.
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Male 2,033
June 128th was tau day? I didn`t see any, probably got delayed by a warpstorm or something.
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Male 2,436
Yawn... I don`t math.
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Male 2,868
Sweet- has the title "The Tao of Pie" already been copyrighted?
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Male 182
see vid by vi hart, tis the same but nicer
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Male 1,647
Rofl, all those fools that got the tattoo...
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Female 76
OK, fine lets use Tau.... screw Pi anyways..
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Male 255
I`m definitely gonna use Toa now. whitout exeptions!
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Male 1,540
Sweet. I want Tau, and I want it now. drat Pi.
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Male 12,138
Aha! Seems pretty legit to me.
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Female 4,349
sold!
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Male 25,416
K, thinks i dont need to know anymore
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Male 526
Neat-o
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Male 90
that made me have a mindgasm
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Male 10,845
Yep using tau would definitely make structural dynamics a lot easier.
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Male 10,845
[quote]you would have to write 1/2 tau everytime you just need[/quote]

As this video demonstrates you`d only need that for calculating there area of a circle.
Also the idea behind your graphic was already mentioned in this video. That is pi is equal to the circumference divided by the diameter of a circle.
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Male 10,845
Ah yes I remember my structural dynamics course.


Anything that involved a trigonomic function it would`ve been bad practice to use Hz as the frequency unit.

Funny thing is 1hz equals one entire wavelength in a second which would be that divided by 2pi in radians.

But for the sake of trigonometry lets run more numbers...

sine of pi = 0____________sine of tau = 0
sine of pi/2 = 1__________sine of tau/2 = 0
sine of pi/3 = sqrt(3)/2 _sine of tau/3 = sqrt(3)/2
sine of pi/4 = 1/sqrt(2)__sine tau/4 = 1

cosine of pi = -1__________cosine of tau = 1
cosine of pi/2 = 0_________cosine of tau/2 = -1
cosine of pi/3 = 1/2_______cosine of tau/3 = 1/2
cosine of pi/4 = 1/sqrt(2)_cosine of tau/4 = -1
any math wizz here can figure out tangents
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Male 1,440
5Cats,

I sprained my brain-bone as well.
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Male 36,536
Ooo! I think I sprained my brain-bone!
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Male 1,129
stupid. stupid. stupid. pi is my homie.
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Male 265
umm... no...
It might be slightly more aesthetic for pure mathematics however when you jump to physics which requires the same level of beauty and simplicity this idea completely falls apart.

For those who have issues in math with angle measurements in radians just remember one circle = 360 degrees = 2pi rad. Also do yourself a favor and start estimating those 15% tips in your head whenever you go out to eat with your parents... it`ll make your life so much easier in math class.
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Male 302
The bit about radians would actually make my life much easier. I`m going to annoy my teacher by doing all my calculations that way.
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Female 1,894
not mathletes, prepare to have your brain explode
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Male 770
this would have made math so much easier for me in school. Maybe I might not have had to miss out on so much of it because i had to glue my nose in the f u k i n books all weekend long.
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Male 2,690
Pretty amazing, i love tau!
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Male 2,592
too early in the afternoon for this kind of stuff.. yawn.
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Male 2,988
wait wait wait! so pi is wrong and the cake is a lie? what has this world come to? next thing you know the cookie monster will be eating veggies and fruit!



oh god! its begun!
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Male 10,440
Dammit couldn`t you have posted this a bit sooner?
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Male 697
I`m rooting for you tau! Overthrow the Earth please
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Male 3,061
exactly, because everyone knows 2 pies are better than one. especially peanut butter, apple, pecan, and of course, bacon pie. great with ice cream.
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Male 302
A very similar video, from the snakesnakesnakesnake girl: http://youtu.be/jG7vhMMXagQ
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Male 251
I`ve thought this way ever since pi was first explained to me. Unfortunately, it`ll never happen in the U.S. We can`t even manage to convince ourselves to convert to metric, which would have so many more beneficial results.
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Male 9
Happy belated Tau Day
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Male 535
what a bunch of BS arguments. also there is no more annoying way of narrating a video
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Male 89
btw. never believe anything anyone using red black white colours tells you (and is bald headed...), they just try to change history for their financial advantages..
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Male 2,005
i don`t get it, i know 2 pie is 1 tau now but i fail to understand his logic with the circle example
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Male 89
just watch this here and then tell me pi has absolutely no sense.. link to a pi explanation graphics
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Male 89
you need pi for other things, there is a reason to this, super geniuses.. you can use tau for 2xpi, no problem, but saying that you can forget about pi is nonsense, you would have to write 1/2 tau everytime you just need pi ;)
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Male 121
I support it.
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Female 43
Link: Pi Is Wrong: We`ve All Been Lied To, Math Nerds [Rate Link] - June 28 was Tau Day. Bet you didn`t know that. Mathletes, get ready to jizz in your pants.
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