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Relation Between Computers, Light and Pi

  1. Jun 18, 2015 #1
    Is this equation of any use or in any way interesting?

    CodeCogsEqn(1).gif

    c = speed of light (m/s)
    e = euler's number

    I don't know much about physics but

    2^6=log_2(64), this is a binary logarithm so would this mean that computers, the world (c and e) and circles(pi) all be related somehow by this equation?
     
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  3. Jun 18, 2015 #2

    Borg

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    Yes, we've all seen things like that.

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  4. Jun 18, 2015 #3
    I don't get it
     
  5. Jun 18, 2015 #4

    Borg

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    Just because something makes a good approximation, doesn't mean that there is a relationship.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2015 #5

    Dale

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    No. This is just numerology. Look what happens if you change units.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2015 #6
    It is not dimensionally consistent so there is no point to ask about usefulness.
    It does not make sense at all if c is a physical quantity and not just some arbitrary number.
    Speed of light is 186 000. In miles per second. Does you relation still "works" with this number?
    If you had a valid equation, changing units will not affect the validity, as long as you do it consistently.
     
  8. Jun 18, 2015 #7
    This totally brings me back to when I lived in England and argued with a guy in a pub about Pi. He insisted that Pi *is* 22/7. Obviously me trying to educate him about irrational numbers was of little value.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2015 #8

    berkeman

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    Thread closed temporarily for Moderation...

    EDIT -- We do not discuss numerology here on the PF. Thread will remain closed.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2015
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