The Piangle 0 Posted December 12, 2017 (edited) While trying to sleep last night I discovered a new triangle. I call it the Piangle. What's a Piangle? Maybe this will make it clear. The Piangle is an unraveled circle. Imagine cutting a radius, then draw some inner circles. Next unroll each outline to the right. This is a right triangle, so by the Pythagorean theorem the length of the hypotenuse is , which is or . The Piangle is not distorted, it's just an unrolled circle. It even has the same area as its corresponding circle. Its area is 1/2*b*h = = . Proof that I discovered this: the hypotenuse = ≈ 6.3622651. Googling that doesn't return anything about the triangle. Edited December 12, 2017 by The Piangle 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Endy0816 366 Posted December 12, 2017 Quote Any circle with a circumference c and a radius r is equal in area with a right triangle with the two legs being c and r. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_of_a_Circle He didn't give it a name though. 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

The Piangle 0 Posted December 12, 2017 Apparently this has been defined before: https://betterexplained.com/guides/calculus/ 5 minutes ago, Endy0816 said: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measurement_of_a_Circle He didn't give it a name though. I don't know if he realized that each slice of the triangle corresponds to consecutive rings of the circle. Also we only need one triangle if we just measure it in radians 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Strange 2878 Posted December 12, 2017 I never knew this. Well done for working it out, even if it is two and half thousand years too late! 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

mathspassion 4 Posted December 14, 2017 I do not know how the people discourage one,s attempt ,well done keep it up DO IT IN DETAILS..... I know few people ................( habit of Barking)..... like andy pendy..... -2 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Trurl 12 Posted December 17, 2017 Good job. Keep up the great work. I don’t think it is a thousand years old. You have just used an angle and may have unknowingly drawn an involute which is a type of logarithmic spiral. (In case you don’t know I love logarithmic spirals.) When you unroll each outline to the right; Can someone in this forum tell me if it is a linear representation of the involute? I have seen something graphical, similar to this unroll in a math reference. I can’t remember where, but I believe it was for gears. I don’t have any pictures of a logarithmic spiral to share yet. I want to be sure it relates to your post. But even if this work is rediscovered, it doesn’t mean you can’t relate it to something new. What I think you should try is to “put space between your Pi angles.” What I mean by this is that having a “series” between where 1/3 r and 2/3 r and r would change the shape of the involute to a special logarithmic spiral. I know it sounds like I’m talking babble, but I am not. If you are confused on what I am trying to say, let me know and I will try and describe my idea better. Simple put I would shift the new larger angles a distance (determined by a series) across the x-axis from the original triangle that was at the origin. This way you can craft series and describe them in a logarithmic spiral. I will post a picture of an ellipse determined by angles. It is not a logarithmic spiral, but it will demonstrate using angles to determine geometry. I will try to work on drawing a graphic representation of the logarithmic spiral I describe here. But this will work till then. -1 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites

Trurl 12 Posted January 24 Ok I am going to suggest something that may be wrong, but it will show my thinking. If you take the Pi Angles here and multiply “every other” circular value by a number less than the next angle divided by the “every other” angle, you would get an ellipse on the graph. This would give an ellipse whose equation is represented in a different way than x^2/a^2 + y^2/b^2. You can build any circular function. I believe they are called conic sections. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? There are many series that could be used and in various patterns. Suppose the circle that the values were rolled out to the right, was a logarithmic spiral instead of an involute. Combine that with different combinations and different series and you could draw anything. If I am wrong or my explanation is confusing (which it is), I will clarify, but I believe anyone familiar with the coordinate plane will understand this. At this time, I can’t describe it well. But the idea is simple. Putting the math steps in words is difficult. 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites