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Pi and g

  1. Jun 15, 2008 #1
    Have you guys noticed how the acceleration of gravity is almost equal to pi squared?
     
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  3. Jun 15, 2008 #2
    Yea but you have to remember that the acceleration due to gravity changes with elevation.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth's_gravity

    If you found two universal constants that were related like e and i then you have something big.
     
  4. Jun 15, 2008 #3

    mgb_phys

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    And of course it only works in metric units.
    Similairly there afre about 10milion pi seconds in a year.
    A second is a milli-fortnight and an inch is an attoparsec.
     
  5. Jun 15, 2008 #4

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    Hm? g is 175.55 furlongs/minute^2. How is that almost equal to pi^2? Or does it only work in some arbitrarily selected set of units?
     
  6. Jun 16, 2008 #5

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    mgb_phys has answered that.

    Anyway, is there any point to this thread other than "spot the coincidence"?
     
  7. Jun 16, 2008 #6

    Borek

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    If you select units correctly, everything is possible. Light speed is almost exactly 1 feet/ns.
     
  8. Jun 16, 2008 #7

    nicksauce

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    Yes, I know. I just thought a hard example like that might help show the OP how absurd this sort of numerology is.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2008 #8

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    Fair enough. Well, I think we've established that this is, as you say, simply numerology. Thus, this thread is done.
     
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