On Fri, 28 Mar 1997 Hara Ra <harara@shamanics.com> Wrote:
>According to you, 2 * pi is Digital.
No, one isolated reading is neither Digital or analog, it's just a value.
>IMHO, digital is defined by being EXACTLY representable by a FINITE
>number of bits.
If some physical property comes in units, 1n, 2n, 3n, 4n, ... then that
property is digital, the constant n can be pi, e, or any real number except
zero. The absolute value of one unit is not important, the point is that the
difference between one unit and the next comes in steps, integers.
>I prefer the word discrete for the way you use digital.
To each their own, it's just that I'm not very good at euphemisms.
John K Clark johnkc@well.com
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