the biggest things for me is in *angles. *why 360 degrees or 90 or 45? if I want to approximate the circumference of a circle, i want to work my way up; the circumference of a circle is the convergence of a parameter of a polygon as the sum of the length of sides as the number of sides approaches infinity. I see math shit be like hey bro, want to graduate in mathematics? well here's a little clever trick that ppl will assume is a math thing but its actually just an old trick to avoid really learning the nature of the "circle".

"That's how we got a **360** degree circle. Around 1500 BC, Egyptians divided the day into 24 hours, though the hours varied with the seasons originally. Greek astronomers made the hours equal. About 300 to 100 BC, the Babylonians subdivided the hour into base-60 fractions: 60 minutes in an hour and 60 seconds in a minute."

Like for real? you're teaching me some book keeping technique of an ancient civilization so i can convince ppl that i'm smarter than them? thats some corporate finance bull shit.

aside from my plight of trying to approximate the circumference of a circle without some arbitrary assumption, this is the math thread, lets talk about math. answer questions, ask question, whatever. just talk about mathematical shit. no stoner fractal shit bro

1. Must be 350 pages or less.

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