The Tau Manifesto

If you ignore all the propaganda on the site (which was done to make it go "viral"), the concept is this: we should treat the unit circle as a unit, with a circumference of "

*one*tau," rather than "

*two*pi." This has an interesting consequence of eliminating the "2" or "1/2" used all over the place and putting equations back in line with a conceptual basis.

On the surface, it does not seem to make a whole lot of difference, as π=τ/2, so mathematically, it is of no relevance. BUT,

*conceptually*it makes a huge difference when trying to understand concepts in the Reciprocal System.

Conventional physics bases all their notions on the concept of

*charge*, which we know to be a

*vibration*. Pi is a measure of a "unit of vibration," from one zero crossing to the next on a sine-wave plot. To get a full cycle, 2 units of vibration are required.

The Reciprocal System, however, is based on

*rotation*, so it would make sense to use a unit of measure that equates to a "full unit" of rotation:

*tau*. (Larson's work is usually 1-dimensional, so tau would be appropriate. Nehru and myself use n-dimensional, so I am adding Ω, the datum of solid rotation, as a counterpoint to π):

π = datum of charge

τ = datum of electric rotation = 2π

Ω = datum of magnetic rotation (solid angle) = 2τ = 4π

It is also interesting if you redefine area... normally, A = πr

^{2}

But when using tau:

A = ½τr

^{2}

Which looks a LOT like...

y = ½gt

^{2}

u = ½kx

^{2}

k = ½mv

^{2}

So we can see a conceptual relationship connecting analogous concepts in other disciplines.

If you have read my paper on Quantum Pi, you will know that in a discrete, quantized system (no curves--only stepped lines), π=4. But this does not seem to correlate well with known, RS concepts... let's take a look at

*Quantum Tau*, where τ =

**8**.

The number "8" shows up all over the RS, particularly in the context of 1D, electrical motion. A 1D electric rotation is equivalent to 8 linear units of motion... in other words, we "unroll" a circle into 8 pieces--a unit of

*Tau*, τ=8.

When you subdivide a circle, you end up with simple fractions, 1/2τ (180), 1/3τ (120), 1/4τ (90)... and when you include the τ=8 relation, you get the series of 8, 45-degree angles, which is the framework used by Eric Dollard in all of his advanced, electrical relations.

Most of the datums used in the RS are the center of a system of measure, for example:

Unity: 0 ← 1 → ∞

Motion: s/t ← 1/1 → t/s

Displacement: (x) ← 1 → x

Inverse: 1/2 ← 1/1 → 2/1

So why use:

π → 2π → 4π

When conceptually we can duplicate the center datum:

π (1/2 τ) ← τ (1/1) → Ω (2/1 τ)

There are also some interesting "imaginary" concepts:

e

^{iπ}= -1 ...but... e

^{iτ}= +1

A single unit of tau brings you full circle.

When thinking about these concepts, it also occurred to me that it may solve the conundrum of Larson's "specific rotations" in

*Basic Properties of Matter*. Larson, in his other books, pounds into your head that there are NO fractional units--the minimum is ONE. Then you pick up BPOM and see it full of ½-units, called "specific rotation."

What I think happened here is that Larson picked the wrong datum of measurement (again, as demonstrated by his charge model, negative/negative*, positive/positive*). And electric rotation has 8 units associated with it. But the specific rotation

*is not electric*--it is

*magnetic*, and the datum has shifted from τ (8) to Ω (16), so now he is trying to express 16 magnetic units (two, magnetic dimensions of 4 units each, 4

^{2}= 16) in terms of

*electric*units--and does not have enough, so he had to resort to a half-unit notation.

For example, a 4½τ specific rotation is actually a 9Ω solid rotation. It seems that he never realized that "specific" is actually "magnetic."

I was thinking of using these π, τ and Ω datum concepts in future papers, as it helps to distinguish if you are working with charge, electric or magnetic rotation. Right now, with everything expressed in terms of π, it tends to get mixed together. Thoughts?