Today's Value for Pi
is Incorrect
Written by Dr. John G. Rose
Copyright © May 15, 2018
Throughout the history
of mathematics it has been found that infinity can be tricky, in fact,
very, very tricky. And, considering this essay, when working with
infinity you must be aware that in three dimensional reality, a.k.a. the
real world, or the world we live in, infinity cannot exist between two
points.
It is always important
to distinguish what can exist only in the imagination from what exists
simultaneously in the imagination and in the real world. Since pi is
used to represent a real, material object, it cannot be infinite.
To prove that infinity cannot exist between two points in the real
world—the imagination, three dimensional reality, mathematics, and logic
will be used:
1. Consider two objects in space. They start traveling away from each other
faster and faster, but no matter how fast they go nor how long they
travel there will never be an infinite distance between them. Picture
this in your imagination.
This is logical proof that infinity cannot exist between two objects in
the real world, but this is an expanding distance proof. What about as
two objects come closer together? Can there be an infinite, diminishing
distance between them? This is an important question for determining pi,
because pi is an infinite number which is getting closer and closer as
it closes in on an infinitely distant end point.
One must understand that numbers do not exist in Nature—they are a
man made tool. In Nature a distance isn’t determined by numbers. When you
cross a certain distance, numbers will not keep you from getting there.
In the real world infinity does not exist in a distance.
Zeno's paradox is an example of how numbers can be manipulated to create
untruths in three dimensional reality.
2. For the second
proof I will use Zeno's paradox, but I will use a different example than
what he used.
When I take a stride to move across the living room,
I first have to move my foot to one half of my stride, and then I have
to move to the next half of the distance and then the next half and
the next half and so on into infinity. This means my foot is getting
closer and closer to the floor, but it will never complete the stride
because it has to go an infinite distance. But Zeno takes it a step
further, he states before I can reach half my stride I first have to
reach half of the distance of half my stride, but I have to reach half
of that distance, and half of that distance and half that distance, ad
infinitum. And this means my foot will never leave the floor.
And therefore, he concludes this will be a limit for every physical action.
From this he believes motion does not exist. "Motion is a figment of our
imagination," he says.
But we know motion is a reality, and I can walk across the floor. Therefore
there cannot be an infinite distance within a distance in the real
world.
The solution to this paradox was not found for nearly 2,500 years.
