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.