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Hi David,

The funny thing about architecture in structures such as the pyramids express not only the thoughts and intent of the architects and engineers, but the engineering technologies of the era. They are the concept of whoever commissioned the structure, interpreted by the architect, designed by the engineers. The structures reflect not only the attitude of the builder, but the abilities and dedication of the workers.

The architecture of the pyramids are not based in our perspective as are the governing perspective of the originators, architects, engineers Ancient Egyptians prevalent at the time of construction? All of the pyramids are each one unique, each pyramid contains its own concepts, principles and elements and if given the opportunity will establish their own concepts, principles and elements governing their design and construction. In order to paint this picture it is mandatory one start with a blank canvas, with no preconceived notions.

DavidK wrote:

LOL, No it is not a single version of a pi calculation. It is a procedural calculation that terminates in ratio of the radius to circumference equal to our using the formula 2 л r. With л being equal to 22/7

Actually there is a significant difference.

i.e. Radius 280 x 8 = 2240 perimeter of the square

2240 / (14/11) = 1760 circumference of the enclosed circle.

Can you find pi in the above calculation? This is why I continue to say, one cannot assume the Ancient Egyptians were even aware of the pi concept. All written records indicate pi was not in their arsenal of mathematical operators. To me that would be one of those preconceived notions that muck up research results.

One final note: According to my research the Ancient Egyptians use unit fractions to demonstrate unity, one, or the whole (64/64) where every fractional portion was one part of the whole, I once read a paper by professor stated the Ancient Egyptians could not comprehend proper fractions on unit fraction 1/n, to which I asked what was the purpose of the 2/n tables. Unit fractions, a concept that to most, seems to be beyond our decimal trainings or ability to comprehend or that we would even want to comprehend.

I have no problem if you wish to believe they used pi. Then again I would like to believe everyone/s theories are correct, but that just isn't possible since mathematical computations are not evidence and it is actually all a matter of perspective. And we all know how speculation rushes to fill factual voids.

Regards,

Jacob

The funny thing about architecture in structures such as the pyramids express not only the thoughts and intent of the architects and engineers, but the engineering technologies of the era. They are the concept of whoever commissioned the structure, interpreted by the architect, designed by the engineers. The structures reflect not only the attitude of the builder, but the abilities and dedication of the workers.

The architecture of the pyramids are not based in our perspective as are the governing perspective of the originators, architects, engineers Ancient Egyptians prevalent at the time of construction? All of the pyramids are each one unique, each pyramid contains its own concepts, principles and elements and if given the opportunity will establish their own concepts, principles and elements governing their design and construction. In order to paint this picture it is mandatory one start with a blank canvas, with no preconceived notions.

DavidK wrote:

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I looked at it in detail last night and it is a single version Pi calculation. That does not take anything away from it, it adds to it becase it is rational and evidence of the smoothing of the geometric relationships using conscious thought on a fractional level. There is a system at work. it is brilliant they put put their designs very accurately on any azimuth they chose, be it the rising Sun or moon of true North.

LOL, No it is not a single version of a pi calculation. It is a procedural calculation that terminates in ratio of the radius to circumference equal to our using the formula 2 л r. With л being equal to 22/7

Actually there is a significant difference.

i.e. Radius 280 x 8 = 2240 perimeter of the square

2240 / (14/11) = 1760 circumference of the enclosed circle.

Can you find pi in the above calculation? This is why I continue to say, one cannot assume the Ancient Egyptians were even aware of the pi concept. All written records indicate pi was not in their arsenal of mathematical operators. To me that would be one of those preconceived notions that muck up research results.

One final note: According to my research the Ancient Egyptians use unit fractions to demonstrate unity, one, or the whole (64/64) where every fractional portion was one part of the whole, I once read a paper by professor stated the Ancient Egyptians could not comprehend proper fractions on unit fraction 1/n, to which I asked what was the purpose of the 2/n tables. Unit fractions, a concept that to most, seems to be beyond our decimal trainings or ability to comprehend or that we would even want to comprehend.

I have no problem if you wish to believe they used pi. Then again I would like to believe everyone/s theories are correct, but that just isn't possible since mathematical computations are not evidence and it is actually all a matter of perspective. And we all know how speculation rushes to fill factual voids.

Regards,

Jacob

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