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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Guy Named Sue, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Nothing excites me more than math.:)

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  2. GuitarPix

    GuitarPix Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 21, 2013
    Calgary

  3. gilmourstrat

    gilmourstrat Senior Stratmaster

    Oct 16, 2012
    Europe
    Nice!!! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  4. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

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    Interesting font but the premise is modern, not ancient.

    Here's a table of historical examples:
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  5. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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  6. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Yes its modern but based on ancient geometric arabic design thats not to say the ancient people used these as numbers they used the numbers in your chart. :)
     
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  7. Triple Jim

    Triple Jim Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 27, 2018
    North Central NC
    This is interesting, so I went to Wikipedia to read more about this under "arabic numerals" and found this in the article:

     

  8. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

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    I would opine that it was based on somebody smokin' non-tobacco products.

    "Dude, I just made up a font that has the same number of "corners" as the number...and look, 0 is round...no corners. Righteous."

    "Cool. It looks like some kinda old carvings."

    "Modern numbers are called "Arabic", mebbe this is where they came from!"

    "Dude!"

    "Dude."

    :rolleyes::D
     
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  9. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    Keeping in mind of course that Algebra came to us from ancient Persia / Arabia....

    ETA: And just for fun...
    A Greek fellow ~2200 years ago accurately calculated the circumference of the earth. His name was Eratosthenes, born in 276 BCE. [1728 years before (the myth that) some European guy* had it all worked out.]

    *In fact, that story we were told in elementary school, about how Chris Columbus sat by the ocean and noticed how the sails of ships would appear to grow or shrink over the horizon...

    Yeah, that was those wonderful Greek folks again.
    https://www.khanacademy.org/partner...g-solar-system-earth/a/eratosthenes-of-cyrene

    Take that Mrs. Folker! (my second grade teacher who made me memorize a pack of lies about Columbus)
     
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  10. Monkeyboy

    Monkeyboy Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Machete don't do calculus.
     

  11. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Haha that's funny. But if you get the chance to travel to a middle eastern country like Iran or Egypt you'll see that geometry is big part of the construction of their Ancient buildings and their life. They take great pride in that, their knowledge can be seen demonstrated on monuments, mosques and palace's built hundred sometimes thousands of years ago.

    My favorite is the ceiling of the tomb of the great Persian poet Hafez which looks like this
    roof-interior-design.jpg

    Here is an ancient still active bathhouse in Iran, Shiraz.


    Sultan-Amir-Ahmad-Bathhouse-Photo-by-Ali-KoRdZaDeh3.jpg
    http://www.storyofmathematics.com/islamic.html
     
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  12. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    It's amazing to me how much the Greeks managed to do when it come to math and they had no Zero, zero got introduced much much later and was borrowed by the Arabs from the Indians/Hindus. And don't forget algorithm!
     

  13. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    Yeah I'm kind of torn about this, not sure what to believe. The best I could find was this about the Persian astronomer and mathematician Al Khawarizimi who we have Algorithm to thank for

    "In designing the Arab numbers, Al Khawarizmi based his choice of a particular form on the number of angles that each number should contain. For instance, the number one contains only one angle, number two has two angles, and number three includes three angles, ects…"
    http://www.lexiophiles.com/english/what-is-the-origin-of-numbers
     

  14. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 10, 2013
    Hillsboro, OR, USA
    There are 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't.
     
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  15. RnR Nolan

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    DANGIT!

    You beat me to it!
     
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  16. CephasG

    CephasG Strat-O-Master

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    That's super cool and geeky at the same time.
     
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  17. trapdoor2

    trapdoor2 Strat-O-Master

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    Geometry, architecture, understood. I have seen these in pictures and indeed they are marvelous. However, one can look at many of the Mediterranean cultures' geometric works and make similar claims (regarding the originally posted numbers). I do understand that there

    The human brain is excellent at 'seeing' embedded visual relationships...intended and unintended. Counting corners in a font is a faux relationship based on nothing but 'it coulda happened'.

    A website with no references. The form of the letters in Al Khawarizmi's writings (and reproductions) have no corners, they're all curved...and they all look like the expected early Arabic figures, which barely resemble modern arabic numerals. I find no historical examples of 'angular' or geometric fonts.

    There is a sweeping beauty to Arabic calligraphy. No corners!
     
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  18. Robins

    Robins Dr. von Loudster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Dec 22, 2010
    Germany
    All the galaxy is math.
    Even chaos is math.

    All the best,
    Robin
     
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  19. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
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    I'm starting to agree with you on that, I can't seem to find any source that says that either:thumbd: I feel duped. But is it just a lucky coincidence?