Pi is the relationship between a circle’s circumference and its diameter.
Tau is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its radius.
Pi = 3.141592653..
Tau = 6.283185307..
It’s been argued that Tau is a better value to use, but today let’s just talk about Pi , since it’s Pi Day! This post is being published, and this website is being launched, on 3/14/15 at 9:26 and 53 seconds, mountain time.
Pi = 3/14/15-9:26:53…
Technically it is Gregorian Pi Day, since our months are all screwed up. In the 16th century Pope Gregory, in his infinite wisdom, decided to change their order. This is easy to see since the etymology of half of the months clearly indicates this. January is the first month but this wasn’t always so. March is actually the first month of the year which makes sense as Earth renews itself in spring. In this way, September would be the 7th month of the year instead of the 9th. Sept means seven. Octo means eight. (Octo)ber is 8th instead of the 10th month. (Nov)ember is of course 9th, and (Dec)ember 10th.
Well at least Pi can’t be argued right? Wrong. Some believe that 3.1446.. is the actual value of π instead of 3.1415… This value is based on Phi, (1.6180339..) the button oddly missing from our calculators even though it’s ubiquitous in nature.
“Pi, as you may recall, from your early high school days, is the relationship of the Circle’s Diameter to its Circumference (fig 1). Scholars for thousands of years have enquired, how many times does the known length of the diameter fit into the unknown surrounding curvature. For easier calculations, we set the Diameter as 1 unit of length, and get an approximated value of 3.141…, which means that the diameter fits into its circular periphery 3 times and a bit.
For reasons that will be soon explained, traditional Pi is deficient because historically it has awkwardly used logical straight lines to measure illogical curvature. Thus, by using the highest level of mathematics known as Intuitive Maths, the True Value of Pi must be a bit more than anticipated to compensate for the mysterious “Area Under The Curve”. When this is done, the value, currently known as JainPi, = 3.144… can be derived”
Nobody really understands why Pi is the transcendental number that it is. It is a quandry that has always been cemented into the consciousness of ancient philosophers and modern researchers. Another great number researcher, Marty Leeds, dives deep into the mystery.
Pi is found in the cells of your body and is echoed in the planets of our solar system.
“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.” -The Emerald Tablet – attributed to Thoth
The Great Pyramid’s dimensions are encoded at your local overpriced convenience store. Hopefully this doesn’t turn your brain into slurpy. The ratio of half of the perimeter to its height equals half of π. 11/7 = 1/2 π
This video is a good example of π’s irrationality and mystery.
“The fall of man is the descent of the ladder from the dot to the circumference; the resurrection or redemption of man is his return from the circumference to the dot.” – Manly P. Hall
“The word COMPASSION is derived from the word COMPASS. A compass is the drafting tool that natural crates the monad – simply a single point in the center of a circle – a symbol long signifying divinity and wholeness. The compass encapsulates the most amount of space and is, unquestionably, the geometric form that denotes the entirety. True COMPASSION is to look in all directions, at the 360 degrees of the ALL, at every facet and aspect of the living, breathing universe, and do so with concern, care, warmth and love. Man MUST have compassion for his world. Compassion isn’t just a nice idea or a good philosophy, it is a mathematical law built into the fabric of our cosmos.” – Claudia Pavonis
Happy Gregorian π day 🙂