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From: Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:41:04 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <811787.84334.qm@web112601.mail.gq1.yahoo.com>
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I posted a model in spreadsheet form (I hope the EXCEL version works, the OpenOffice is the "official" version).

It demonstrates, that in log space (Cavalieri's quadrature formula/Binomial Distribution), that if you disallow fractionation of a mass in free fall (Big G or money at interest).  That 1) there is residual constant entropy over time, but, 2) a couple of accounting shortcuts (Rule of 72, Rule of 78) are 100% explained by math miscounts (using too small a Log base).  This makes a very big difference if the multipliers are hundreds, thousands, millions, or billions.  I myself lose interest after "six-packs" ;o), but this is something Governments should know.

[1] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/log-tvm.zip

--Gannon

--- On Wed, 4/13/11, Gannon Dick <gannon_dick@yahoo.com> wrote:
> A few weeks ago, the European Space
> Agency released a gravity map [1] in support of Climate
> calculations.  Regardless of personal feelings about
> climate change, no one should mind if classical mechanical
> engineering corrections are made.  Solar Radiation,
> Temperature, and Civil Time can be treated as a (linear)
> torque [2]. Since Temperature is on a Centigrade (base 10) I
> used a deciban scale (an Alan Turing trick)[3], with the
> idea that money (eg. a decimal currency), or any reduced
> mass would need a conversion from log base 2 to log base 10
> [4].
> 
> The land mass data from the CIA World Factbook (on a
> Country-by-Country basis) are in agreement with the Solar
> Constant, less a scale factor, so my overall scheme to order
> Country Subdivisions by territorial content [5,6] should
> work (because like they told you in school, the sum of the
> torques must be equal, or really bad things happen). 
> The sun comes up every day, so I'm fairly confident about
> this :o)
> 
> --Gannon
> 
> [1] http://www.esa.int/esaLP/SEM1AK6UPLG_LPgoce_0.html
> [2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque
> [3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ban_%28information%29
> [4] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/sv-torque-conv.html
> [5] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/tvm-climate.pdf
> [6] http://www.rustprivacy.org/2011/phase/
> 
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