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Thinking without language?

kenneth Collins kpaulc at earthlink.net
Mon Nov 22 17:43:03 EST 1999


just in case... while programming, i use

4 * atn(1)

which is built into the computers' Maths (the "1" is in radians). ken

Larisa Migachyov wrote:

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> Alan Roth wrote:
> >
> >  Jure Sah <jure.sah at guest.arnes.si> wrote in message
> >  news:383982FF.91E21DFA at guest.arnes.si...
> >  > patrik bagge wrote:
> >  >
> >  > > I ended up doing doctoral work in Educational Psychology--I got
> >  better
> >  > > at remembering things as I studied ways of remembering. So what is
> >  the
> >  > > point? I still find it surprising (and admirable) that someone would
> >  > > take on the task of memorizing pi, but I am not inclined to do it
> >  > > myself. Is this a character flaw?
> >  >
> >  > Memorizing pi?
> >  > In what form?
> >  > It's easy to remember: 22/7    ------    this is an approxiamation. Pi
> >  is irrational.
> >  > Or do you think digit's: 3.1415927
> >  > (That's the pi value I memorized from my calculator.)
> >  > So how many digits?
> >  How many digits can you memorize? I haven't found a personal need to go
> >  past 3.14159.
>
> I remember pi as a melody, where each note signifies a digit.  So, I have
> it memorized to 3.1415926535897...  However, when I need to use pi in
> calculations, I only use 3.1416.
>
> --
> Larisa Migachyov
> Quaternion Press Publishing House
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