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Re: Multiples of Pi

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 3, 2006, 22:32
Mark J. Reed wrote:
>So is this a loglang? If not, how are you postulating the leap >directly to mathematical logic in vocabulary development?
It certainly has some loglangish features. But the 2pi versus 1pi issue could certainly also arise by other ways. If I understood correctly, your point was along the lines that it's easier to measure the diameter than the radius of a circle. However, this only holds true for a pre-given circle; if you're going to draw it yourself instead, you'll presumably use a compass & thus already have the radius at your disposal. The number has likely been developed only twice in history (Near East, and China) so it might be just a coïncidence that it was defined as circumference : radius both times. John Vertical