# The Flat Earth Society

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

Title: New Solar Distance
Post 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 500-mile 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.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Kasroa Is Gone on March 16, 2007, 06:51:48 PM
genuis
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Baby Wizard on March 16, 2007, 06:53:16 PM
alls i have to say is G.J.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 16, 2007, 06:54:08 PM
I deserve cookies now!
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Matrixfart on March 16, 2007, 08:34:24 PM
I deserve cookies now!
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9a/Choco_chip_cookie.jpg/275px-Choco_chip_cookie.jpg)

You are officially more intelligent than Robotham.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: EvilToothpaste on March 16, 2007, 11:03:04 PM
I've already made that calculation and argument, thus I win.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: unclegravy on March 16, 2007, 11:22:32 PM
Ang galing mo, mate! ;D
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Franc T., Planar on March 17, 2007, 03:55:55 AM
Actually, the distance is variable, as the suns set inside the Earth Pockets, for a distance of zero.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 17, 2007, 07:07:57 AM
I've already made that calculation and argument, thus I win.

When? How come Tom keeps stating its 3,000 miles?
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: huckfinn on March 17, 2007, 07:38:26 AM
Ang galing mo, mate! ;D

ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here!  :D
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 17, 2007, 06:56:32 PM
I am still waiting for FEers to point out any errors within my calculations. (Sigh) :-\
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Franc T., Planar on March 17, 2007, 06:57:14 PM
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.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 17, 2007, 07:14:05 PM
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.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 17, 2007, 07:15:54 PM
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?
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Franc T., Planar on March 17, 2007, 07:21:27 PM
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.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 17, 2007, 08:05:58 PM
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!
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Franc T., Planar on March 17, 2007, 08:11:00 PM
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?
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: unclegravy on March 18, 2007, 04:41:59 AM
Ang galing mo, mate! ;D

ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here!  :D
Medyo naaadik na ako dito e, sarap makipag-debate.:P
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: physics_guy on March 18, 2007, 04:57:53 AM
Ang galing mo, mate! ;D

ahahahah!!! nice to see a fellow filipino here!  :D
Medyo naaadik na ako dito e, sarap makipag-debate.: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?
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: unclegravy on March 18, 2007, 05:11:07 AM
There are about three Filipino words in that whole post.
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: physics_guy on March 19, 2007, 01:35:02 PM
There are about three Filipino words in that whole post.

Sorry I couldn't do better. I dont know filippish :(
Title: Re: New Solar Distance
Post by: Geordi la Forge on March 23, 2007, 03:33:30 PM
Hay tres lexicones en su pantolones anaranjados. Quiquiriqui!!