Pi and g

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Have you guys noticed how the acceleration of gravity is almost equal to pi squared?
 

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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.
 
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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.
 
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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?
 
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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?
mgb_phys has answered that.

Anyway, is there any point to this thread other than "spot the coincidence"?
 
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If you select units correctly, everything is possible. Light speed is almost exactly 1 feet/ns.
 
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mgb_phys has answered that.
Yes, I know. I just thought a hard example like that might help show the OP how absurd this sort of numerology is.
 
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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.
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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