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Hi Dave,

I found a copy of Berriman and got it yesterday. I could only find a 1953 first edition and I notice that it is dedicated 'to David' - hmm. Excellent book. I see where he says most of the things I was saying in the Greaves thread and some of the things I said in my article. Of course I agree with his statement that 6000 Greek feet = 6250 Roman feet = 5000 remen = one minute of latitude and I agree that this goes a ways towards answering the question. I think I followed along about the square radius and the acre and cubit A and the k proportion, but maybe you can help me with this:

"The area ratio of the English acre to the Roman jugerum is exactly (8/5) if the jugerum is reckoned as equivalent to the square on 96 royal cubits rated 20 + (5/8) inches. If the English acre is identified with the geodetic acre, then the radius of the spherical earth can be rated 100,000 acre-sides in terms of the side of this acre regarded as as square. This acre-side measures 96 sq rt(8/5) royal cubits, and if the royal cubit is now rated 20 sq rt 2 digits in terms of a digit defined as (1/54) meter, then the radius and the circumference of the spherical earth are linked by this geometric metrology. In terms of the digit defined as (1/54) meter, the circumference measures 2160 million digits: in terms of the acre-side, it measures 1536pi/(sq rt 5) million digits. If 1.4062 is written for pi/(sq rt 5) these expressions are equal, but a more accurate value for this ratio would be 1.405." pp. 172-173

I get the 2160 million digit circumference, and I get that 1536pi/(sq rt 5) million is approximately the same, but I am having trouble seeing where 1536 comes from and what the digit/acre-side relation is, if that is what he is saying.

Thanks,

Jim

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Remen : Meridian 2057 Jim Alison 15-Nov-19 22:52
DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 170 Poster Boy 16-Nov-19 17:55
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 158 DUNE 17-Nov-19 09:56
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 131 Jim Alison 17-Nov-19 23:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 129 Poster Boy 17-Nov-19 23:59
Found it! 172 Poster Boy 18-Nov-19 02:55
Re: Found it! 134 Mercurial 20-Nov-19 11:44
Re: Found it! 118 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:42
Squaring The Circle 136 Dr. Troglodyte 20-Nov-19 18:59
Re: Squaring The Circle 132 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:02
Re: Squaring The Circle 128 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 20:22
Remen references 142 Lee McGiffen 21-Nov-19 01:59
Re: Remen references 149 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 04:29
Re: Remen references 118 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 13:56
Re: Remen references 91 Jim Alison 24-Nov-19 20:05
Re: Remen references 109 magisterchessmutt 24-Nov-19 21:17
Re: Remen references 92 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 01:24
Re: Remen references 93 magisterchessmutt 25-Nov-19 12:10
Re: Remen references 126 DUNE 25-Nov-19 13:17
Re: Remen references 67 Jim Alison 16-Jan-20 20:22
Drastic Geodetic Measures and Nippur Cubit 114 thinkitover 25-Nov-19 06:46
Re: Remen references 116 Jim Alison 26-Nov-19 08:04
Re: Remen references 125 Lee McGiffen 27-Nov-19 12:54
Re: Remen references 101 Mercurial 28-Nov-19 22:32
Re: Remen references 130 Jim Alison 01-Dec-19 06:15
Re: Squaring The Circle 150 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 00:47
Re: Squaring The Circle 106 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 02:32
Re: Squaring The Circle 106 Jim Alison 21-Nov-19 05:20
Re: Squaring The Circle 163 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 06:26
Egyptian knowledge of √2 109 Lee McGiffen 22-Nov-19 06:39
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 94 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 01:19
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 118 thinkitover 23-Nov-19 09:45
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 99 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 14:42
Re: Egyptian knowledge of √2 93 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 16:10
Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 105 geoffss 21-Nov-19 10:49
Re: Everything Mick wrote here - 86 pages 99 magisterchessmutt 21-Nov-19 11:54
Re: Squaring The Circle 68 molder 20-Dec-19 12:45
Re: Found it! 118 Mercurial 22-Nov-19 06:48
Re: Found it! 108 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 12:01
Re: Found it! 103 Poster Boy 22-Nov-19 15:24
Re: Found it! 116 magisterchessmutt 22-Nov-19 23:55
Re: Found it! 96 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 02:06
Re: Found it! 97 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 02:36
Re: Found it! 97 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 03:37
Re: Found it! 103 DUNE 23-Nov-19 18:42
Re: Found it! 91 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 19:37
Re: Found it! 101 DUNE 23-Nov-19 20:14
Re: Found it! 92 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:27
Re: Found it! 92 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:46
Re: Found it! 99 DUNE 23-Nov-19 21:37
Re: Found it! 95 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 21:55
Re: Found it! 102 DUNE 23-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Found it! 92 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 22:44
Re: Found it! 129 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 17:44
Re: Found it! 98 DUNE 24-Nov-19 18:29
Re: Found it! 103 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 18:34
Re: Found it! 100 Poster Boy 23-Nov-19 20:59
Re: Found it! 93 magisterchessmutt 23-Nov-19 19:55
Totally debunked 98 Lee McGiffen 24-Nov-19 05:23
NOT Totally debunked 93 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 05:41
eg: NOT Totally debunked 105 Poster Boy 24-Nov-19 06:12
Khufu <> Khafre 113 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Nov-19 00:28
Re: Khufu <> Khafre 90 Mercurial 24-Nov-19 19:12
Khufu <> Khafre - Update 54 Dr. Troglodyte 11-Jan-20 19:56
Re: Found it! 113 Jim Alison 23-Nov-19 01:35
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 109 magisterchessmutt 19-Nov-19 03:45
Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 99 Jim Alison 19-Nov-19 14:05
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Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 95 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 00:44
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Re: DUNE!: Remen : Meridian 100 Jim Alison 20-Nov-19 14:28
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Re: Remen : Meridian 118 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:09
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Re: Excellent! 153 Jim Alison 16-Nov-19 22:24
Re: Excellent! 124 Lee McGiffen 18-Nov-19 07:36
Re: Excellent! 128 Jim Alison 18-Nov-19 15:55
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