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 28th May 2019, 09:00 AM #81 gpauk   diyAudio Member     Join Date: Mar 2016 Location: NE Scotland
 28th May 2019, 11:43 AM #82 KaffiMann   Fanatic diyAudio Member     Join Date: Sep 2009 Location: Grua, not far from Oslo. ... so there's no love for spinning discs that can potentially alter gravity? Was it a too narrow field? Tried twice already.
DF96
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 Originally Posted by PRR This letter has many objectionable passages and the debate went on for months. One I note is that he thinks "39.37" is an approximation, but in 1913 it was exact by fiat.
I note that 39.37 inches to the meter (post 68), and 25.4mm to the inch (post 61), cannot both be exact. A politician may declare them to be both true by fiat, or a lawyer may deem them to be both true, but arithmetic is stubborn.

1/0.0254 = 39.37007874 according to my calculator.

 28th May 2019, 02:14 PM #84 mchambin   diyAudio Member   Join Date: Mar 2011 Pi = 3.2 Another sort of Goodwin point ? The Indiana Pi Bill is the popular name for bill #246 of the 1897 sitting of the Indiana General Assembly, one of the most notorious attempts to establish mathematical truth by legislative fiat. Despite its name, the main result claimed by the bill is a method to square the circle, rather than to establish a certain value for the mathematical constant π, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The bill, written by the crank, Edward J. Goodwin, does imply various incorrect values of π, such as 3.2.[1] The bill never became law, due to the intervention of Professor C. A. Waldo of Purdue University, who happened to be present in the legislature on the day it went up for a vote. __________________ Transistor junction temperature is not transistor case temperature.
 28th May 2019, 03:43 PM #85 PRR   diyAudio Member     Join Date: Jun 2003 Location: Maine USA > bill #246 of the 1897 sitting That one comes up a lot. There was *another* bill/rule, passed and used in some midwest state, which simply made Pi=3 for a specific commercial measurement. As farmers cleared the midwest forest for farms they sold the trees for telephone poles. Large lumber buyers used a caliper. Farmers did not own fairly expensive calipers, instead used a tape to get circumference. They felt Pi was an awkward bit of arithmetic, and got "3" accepted legally as the basis of payment. Of course the upshot is that the tree buyers just reduced the rates paid per inch (rates varied constantly so this could be slipped-in without uproar).
Galu
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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 Originally Posted by scott wurcer Is that Wee Geordie on the label, it was a wonderful film I saw as a kid?
You know Scott, I've never seen that film. Will now seek it out. Ta!
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Galu
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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 Originally Posted by PRR They felt Pi was an awkward bit of arithmetic, and got "3" accepted legally as the basis of payment.
Staying in the context of the thread, where would you weigh a Pi?

Someone please indulge me!

mchambin
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Join Date: Mar 2011
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 Originally Posted by PRR > bill #246 of the 1897 sitting That one comes up a lot. There was *another* bill/rule, passed and used in some midwest state, which simply made Pi=3 for a specific commercial measurement. As farmers cleared the midwest forest for farms they sold the trees for telephone poles. Large lumber buyers used a caliper. Farmers did not own fairly expensive calipers, instead used a tape to get circumference. They felt Pi was an awkward bit of arithmetic, and got "3" accepted legally as the basis of payment. Of course the upshot is that the tree buyers just reduced the rates paid per inch (rates varied constantly so this could be slipped-in without uproar).
Actually I was searching for the Pi = 3, that I recalled was a law in a Texan county. Here, I like better, the trees sold for telephone posts.
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Galu
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Join Date: Apr 2018
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 Originally Posted by KaffiMann ... so there's no love for spinning discs that can potentially alter gravity?
There's a nice demonstration here:

hudelson2
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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Irving, Texas
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 Originally Posted by TheGimp No this is not true, The USA rejected the metric system because it was too difficult for older Americans to adopt to a new system. We were to have switched by 1979(enacted in 1976?) and had dual speedometers and dual markings on highway signs. Due to protest by older citizens and their lobbies, the rule was reascended under Carter and we are stuck being the odd man out. Sad thing is we are actually metric in all manufacturing and sales, but "English" officially. It had nothing to do with Francofibia.
I believe this lack of metrication is a tip of the iceberg of how Americans don't think of the future. So we force future generations to grapple with the clumsy horse-and-buggy collection of US measurements as well as dealing with accumulated debts of the federal government. And we have allowed our infrastructure to go to pot. Students do not test well in math and science. I can name other examples. The whole picture is things appear not to bode well for the US in the future.

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