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Tau day marked by opponents of Pi

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Posted: June 28, 2011, 7:09 pm - IP Logged

6.28 vs 3.14

'Tau day' marked by opponents of maths constant pi

By Jason Palmer Science and technology reporter, BBC News

Slice of pie
Fans of tau suggest it makes more sense than pi when describing fractions of a circle
The mathematical constant pi is under threat from a group of detractors who will be marking "Tau Day" on Tuesday.

Tau Day revellers suggest a constant called tau should take its place: twice as large as pi, or about 6.28 - hence the 28 June celebration.

Tau proponents say that for many problems in maths, tau makes more sense and makes calculations easier.




314 / 628 for tonight'ss Pick 3?

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.


There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Posted: June 29, 2011, 3:12 pm - IP Logged

    Tau proponents will like the new PB game.  Ponder

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