The mystery of Pi in the pyramids of Egypt Part II
The scientists suggest that the use of ropes would be impracticable in these cases (the strings of these dimensions would break or change its length because of the enormous pressure to keep them in power). So, it is likely that the Egyptians used a diameter wheels royal cubit to measure distances, rolling them and counting the revolutions (each full rotation of the wheel).
And, as we saw in the example of the conference before, this is where Pi leaves his mark on the final measures. When the Egyptians wanted to measure the height of the pyramid, they just had to pile wheels above the other, and counted. (más…)