Seneca,Seneca » September 30th, 2016, 2:26 am wrote:Vexman, thanks for finding that in Wikipedia. It is not exactly what Mathis wrote but it goes in the same direction. But for all I know Werner Von Braun could be just an actor in a movie.
That is why I asked if there are no examples to be found in other fields, that we can actually verify. I meant examples were the use of pi when motion is involved gives wrong results and this is noticed by real scientists or real people.
Mathis and his followers had 8 years to find these examples and the only ones I have seen mentioned are the ones I quoted in my earlier post.
If I understand correctly the effect should be noticed in athletics. Running the same length on a circular/oval track should take longer than running in a straight line at the same speed.
It should also be noticed in the use of route planners. Trajectories with lots of curves should take longer than is calculated when this is not taken into consideration. Actually in my experience, the time travelled in reality is often indeed longer than the time calculated by route planners like Google maps.
Edit: corrected some spelling mistakes and weird sentences
I'm not trying to be deliberately obtuse here, rest assured. But could you spell out what you're saying for those of us unfamiliar with this particular PI "issue"?
For example, "[r]unning the same length on a circular or oval track should take longer. . ." and "[t]rajectories with lots of curves should take longer. . .".
Should take longer when what? When traditional PI calculations are used? Or with the Mathis version?
And your experience with google maps. I've had a couple of head scratching experiences as well with this. But could you explain what you mean as far as how it relates to pI?
You have to complete these thoughts for the likes of people like me. My apologies if it should be clear enough. A short answer will do fine I think. I'm interested enough to at least ask for your clarification on this point.
I'm not super interested in Mathis or what his Math(Is), but I'm trying to at least follow this thread. And I'm trying to at least keep an open mind about him.
But since I just made that statement right there, I'll just simply say that I'm admittedly suspicious of him (assuming he's an authentic individual person) if for no other reason than his volume of output and the whole Infowars thing. But I'm NOT interested in any shouting matches about him-not that you would take it that way. I don't know him or anything about him other than what's been posted on the webs.
Thanks and cheers,