Q:

https://www.facebook.com/rogerinhawaii

You answered questions about the variability of the value of Pi "near a large mass". But your answers are just horrible. You stated that it WOULD be affected by the presence of a large mass, like near Earth. But that is utterly wrong. Pi is a mathematical constant, NOT a physical one. Mathematics is NOT affected by the mass of an object or of space-time or anything physical. Your WRONG answer is tantamount to saying that 2 is not precisely 2 if it's close to a large mass. And, by the way, while the hell do I need to have a personal URL in order to "Report Baloney"?

- Roger Garrett (age 68)

96826

You answered questions about the variability of the value of Pi "near a large mass". But your answers are just horrible. You stated that it WOULD be affected by the presence of a large mass, like near Earth. But that is utterly wrong. Pi is a mathematical constant, NOT a physical one. Mathematics is NOT affected by the mass of an object or of space-time or anything physical. Your WRONG answer is tantamount to saying that 2 is not precisely 2 if it's close to a large mass. And, by the way, while the hell do I need to have a personal URL in order to "Report Baloney"?

- Roger Garrett (age 68)

96826

A:

Hi Roger- unless the site is broken, the url requested would be the one of the alleged BS, ours in this case, not yours. Is this the answer to which you object ?

The answer to your first question is definitely yes. For the Earth, it comes out that the circumference is about an inch smaller than pi*diameter.

There's no need to make "pi" itself variable however. It's well-defined as the ratio of the circumference to the diameter on a flat part of space. It just isn't equal to that ratio on other parts of space.

So we stated that pi itself absolutely does not change, it's a mathematical constant, just as you say. What changes is the universe's geometry, which is not that of Euclid. Was there another answerwhere we saaid something else?

Mike W.

*(published on 08/31/2018)*