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‘Tau day’ marked by opponents of maths constant pi

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The mathematical constant pi is under threat from a group of detractors who will be marking “Tau Day” on Tuesday.

Fans of tau suggest it makes more sense than pi when describing fractions of a circle

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…… Read the rest of this entry »

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June 28, 2011 at 7:43 pm

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