Simplified Formula in cubits: Height= 1 + .8 * log(200/x)

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Just experimenting, here is a base18 log in cubits: 1 + log18 (200/x)

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Perhaps you could replace .8 with the pyramid cotangent, or pi/4:

Height= 1 + (pi/4) * log(200/x)

I don't think this buys you anything, though. Seems too complex. There has to be some kind of estimation of this log using a slide rule or a circle or something.

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Anybody who has ever played the number-guessing-game... it is log-based.

ie. I am thinking of a number 1 to 100, what number am I guessing?

50, higher

75, higher

87, lower

81, higher

84, got it.

So there could be some explanation of a "log that isn't a log", like this example.

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I'm probably going to give up on this line of thought... maybe it will inspire someone, though. Here is another picture, showing the margin of error.

Edited 6 time(s). Last edit at 09/25/2008 02:00PM by rich.