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Flat Earth Discussion Boards => Flat Earth Debate => Topic started by: Geordi la Forge on March 16, 2007, 06:49:06 PM

Using Eratosthenes' results in measuring the angle of the sun's elevation (7.2 degrees), I have determined the sun's elevation to be 3,958 miles or approximately 4,000 miles. Proof is shown below:
The angle of the sun's elevation between Syene and Alexandria during Alexandrian noon of the summer solstice is 7.2 degrees. The distance between Syene and Alexandria is approximately 500 miles. If I divide the 500mile distance by the tangent of 7.2 degrees, the resulting elevation becomes 3,958 miles.
Thus I have corrected the 3,000 mile calculation of Rowbotham and his contemporaries.

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You are officially more intelligent than Robotham.

I've already made that calculation and argument, thus I win.

Ang galing mo, mate! ;D

Actually, the distance is variable, as the suns set inside the Earth Pockets, for a distance of zero.

I've already made that calculation and argument, thus I win.
When? How come Tom keeps stating its 3,000 miles?

Ang galing mo, mate! ;D
ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here! :D

I am still waiting for FEers to point out any errors within my calculations. (Sigh) :\

I am still waiting for FEers to point out any errors within my calculations. (Sigh) :\
There is no error. You just forgot to add the range of distances, since the suns also set within the Earth.

I've already made that calculation and argument, thus I win.
I searched the forum and only found a couple posts where you state that the RE radius is 4000 miles, and not the distance from earth to sun as 4000 miles. The only one close to mention 4,000 mile distance to the sun was Ninja Hippy, who stated the distance to heaven.

I am still waiting for FEers to point out any errors within my calculations. (Sigh) :\
There is no error. You just forgot to add the range of distances, since the suns also set within the Earth.
What procedure can i perform to measure the range of the multisun distances?

I really don't know anything about calculating such things. From the little mathematics I know on the topic, I'd say by taking the graph of any sun's distance with time, calculating the area under the curve, and taking the average from that.

I really don't know anything about calculating such things. From the little mathematics I know on the topic, I'd say by taking the graph of any sun's distance with time, calculating the area under the curve, and taking the average from that.
I havesolved it thanks to your procedure!:
To solve the area under the curve, I took the integral from time(t) = 0 to t = infinity to measure the distance from noww until forever! So if I take the integral of (3,958 miles) * dt whith the previous limits i get 3,958[infinity]  3,958[0], which equals an infinite total multisun range. This can only make sence if the universe and earth are infinite!

I really don't know anything about calculating such things. From the little mathematics I know on the topic, I'd say by taking the graph of any sun's distance with time, calculating the area under the curve, and taking the average from that.
I havesolved it thanks to your procedure!:
To solve the area under the curve, I took the integral from time(t) = 0 to t = infinity to measure the distance from noww until forever! So if I take the integral of (3,958 miles) * dt whith the previous limits i get 3,958[infinity]  3,958[0], which equals an infinite total multisun range. This can only make sence if the universe and earth are infinite!
So are you on our side now?

Ang galing mo, mate! ;D
ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here! :D
Medyo naaadik na ako dito e, sarap makipagdebate.:P

Ang galing mo, mate! ;D
ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here! :D
Medyo naaadik na ako dito e, sarap makipagdebate.:P
Takoo na kjent haars ploggi mo! Hahahh, Ang doggt staang lolo pirasag domagates kargni baghaar?
Filipino na mo sala talig aaggu??? Galing togmagto cugcumbroo jaaglepegno na ako tacgo bugrittog flattog earggthg?

There are about three Filipino words in that whole post.

There are about three Filipino words in that whole post.
Sorry I couldn't do better. I dont know filippish :(

Hay tres lexicones en su pantolones anaranjados. Quiquiriqui!!