Tau

Support the RIGHT circle constant

What is Tau?

Tau is the value of 2π or 6.28. It is calculated as the ratio between the circumference and the radius, a circle is better defined by their radius as opposed to their diameter as Pi represents. Tau would also simplify many formulas which contain the need to divide by 2 or multiply by 2 to get the result Tau stands for.

What about Pi?

Pi or 3.14159 is an irrational and transcendental number that is found all over the world. It is not "wrong" in the sense of being factually incorrect; the number is fine. It is just that it is no longer necessary to use.

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Tau is the Superior Circle Constant

  • Tau is the direct ratio of the radius of a circle to its circumference, and the radius of a circle, not the diameter of a circle (as used by Pi) is used to define the circle. Diameter is rarely found and radius is the way circle are normally classified by.
  • There are so many formulas in the math world that use 2π. So if we could replace all these 2π with tau, mathematics would be so much simpler.
  • Using Tau rather than Pi also simplifies graphing circle functions, and it makes them meaningful and makes sense.
  • Going all the way around a circle is equal to 2π, or τ. If we were to use to π to explain the revolution around a circle, it gets confusing. A quarter of the way is π/8 and half way around the circle is π/4. It wouldn't have to be this way if we used τ. A quarter of the way around the circle would by τ/4, and halfway around the circle would be τ/2 and ¾ of the way is ¾ of τ, and a whole circle is equal to 1τ.
  • Using Tau rather than Pi also simplifies graphing circle functions, and it makes them meaningful and makes sense.

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