By Ronald G. Messick
You be the judge.
Pi(3.14159…) is, literally, hardwired into our society. It permeates all of physics, astronomy and virtually all other sciences, engineering software, astronomical software, geographical coordinate, navigation systems and on and on. Not to mention an incalculable number of textbooks.
But, when one considers the fact that there are no perfectly round spheres or orbits in our solar system or, perhaps, the universe, it should give pause. You would think that someone would question the wisdom of using a formula that assumes all orbits are round when every last one of them is an ellipse. The obvious result is either a fractionally wrong perimeter or a fractionally wrong diameter. Both are wrong.
In the field of astronomy, the Pi Constant is used for convenience. That’s why astronomers always use the word “about” when referring to distances. But the clockwork motion that is observed within the solar system simply can’t be working on close approximations.
The root of the problem is a general lack of understanding of what Pi() is about. Pi is not about finding the perimeter of a circle. It is nature’s mechanism for applying just the right amount of kinetic energy to the axile of rotation for the purpose of correlating orbital time with orbital distance. It exists at every level from the atom to the Milky-way. If the Pi (value) used is off, the time-distance cycle is a mismatch. That’s where the word “about” comes in.
What determines the correct value?
Consider this example; Our objective is to find the correct value of Pi() for an orbital period of exactly 365-days. The first step is to multiply 365 X 86,400. The result is the number of seconds in a 365-day year (31,536,000). The second step is to convert the time period into a velocity, I.e.; (31,536,000 / 10^7) = 3.1536). The numerator (31,536,000) is time and the denominator (10^7) is a “Relative Unit of Energy” (RUE). The product (3.1536) applies the necessary kinetic energy to the axis of rotation.
Here’s what that looks like:
In the above table, 1-AU is synonymous with Pi(3.1536). As is illustrated, all other planetary orbits are factored accordingly to AUs. To find out what would have happened if the value of Pi(3.14159) had been used, we simply multiply 10^7 by 3.14159 and divide the result by 86,400 (10,000,000 X 3.14159 = 31,415,900 /86,400 = 363.6099537-days). The amount of kinetic energy that would have been applied is a serious mismatch with the actual distance associated with 1-AU.
As the table shows, relative pressure density diminishes at the same rate that gravity pressures increase. Therefore, time and distance should be accurate right down to the second.
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Ronald G. Messick