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Circles vs an infinitely n-sided polygon.

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micromass
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Mar24-14, 10:52 PM
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Find a better definition and I will be happy to change my view.
This is a forum about math. So we take definitions from current mathematical practice. And current mathematics says that a circle is not a polygon. Disagree all you want, but this forum is about math and not personally invented definitions.
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This is a forum about math. So we take definitions from current mathematical practice. And current mathematics says that a circle is not a polygon. Disagree all you want, but this forum is about math and not personally invented definitions.
Absolutely agree, and if the work of Archimedes isn't good enough for PF then none of us are.

In the meantime, still waiting on a better 'modern' mathematical definition.
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Mar24-14, 10:56 PM
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if the work of Archimedes isn't good enough for PF then none of us are.
That is obviously not what I said.

In the meantime, still waiting on a better 'modern' mathematical definition.
Have fun waiting!

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