## Interest

# Stumblers Who Commented On This Page

## Trog

### Tog

Stuff Pi, Tau makes sense.

## tanstaafl28

### Jeffrey

Dedicated to the proposition that Pi is a misleading number, that it takes two times pi to get anywhere with a circle! 3.14 times 2 is 6.28, and is called Tau. 1 tau = 2 pi

## Dmytry

### Dmytry

rather amusing, the talks from people who dont know half the math and have no clue just how much tau/2 would be than tau

## MegamanZX

### MegamanZX

Haters gonna hate irrational pi

## therealcrayon

### therealcrayon

"No, really, pi is wrong: The Tau Manifesto"

## Monkey-Pilot

### Lorcan

It always annoyed me that pi was defined as C/D it's just not a big enough deal to replace everything just for the sake of everything looking nicer.

## zephiel17silver

### zephiel17silver

lol@this guy. Seriously, just call it tau/2 if you're so retarded that you feel like you need to.

## onethousandwords

### Luke

Satire, right?

## moldyclint

### moldyclint

Entertaining. Think this should be reclassified as Satire instead of Mathematics...

## maenu

### maenu

Who cares about a natural constant factor? Come on...

## ahnolds

### ahnolds

OK this is pointless. You can argue till you're horse about this kind of thing: should the constant used for circles be pi or 2pi, should we switch how we refer to the signs of electric charge, should we as Americans switch to metric, should we create a system of units that makes as many physical constants as possible equal one. As with all of these questions, there are compelling arguments in favor of making the switch, and usually there are compelling arguments against making it as well. However, the answer to all of them, essentially without exception, is that it would be more trouble than it was worth. Considering the sorry state of (at least the American) educational system when it comes to math, the last thing we need is something that will make it harder for adults to support their children's education.

Just fyi, one powerful argument against this: tau is already a widely used symbol in physics - it means torque. As I hope the author knows, torque is inherently tied to rotation, and hence the circle constant. Talking about ﾏ,, times ﾏ,, is really gonna fuck people up (incidentally, two ﾏ,,'s together looks like the symbol for pi: ﾏ,,ﾏ,,, just to add to the chaos).

P.S. wow this was long.

tl;dr This idea is an epic fail from a practical standpoint

## Sillerd

### Sillerd

the argument is rather... off. to say that Pi is wrong you are also stating that you are wrong. where ever 2Pi is stated you may substitute it with tau, no harm done. Although you state that Pi is wrong so if Pi IS not correct nor are you. the only reason why the ratio of C/D was purposed is that the diameter was the more popular standard back then as Pi is now. They would not care of you put C/R it is still correct just equal it to 2pi

## klemperer

### Jack

This makes a good case. I can't really disagree.

## mathlover3435

## mathlover3435

bullshit