Question 10: Mayan time.

Question 10.

(MAYAN TIME)

A = BT^2 = 7.1683012 × 10^16 ms

X = 7.1683012

a. What are the magnitudes of T^1, T^-1, T^2 and T^-2?

b. What are the values of B and t?

c. Using t, what are the whole numbers (w) of the Mayan baktun, katun, tun, uinal and kin? (Show the equivalent Western time).

a.

T^1 = √(A/B) = 10^3 ms

T^-1 = √(B/A) = 10^-3 ks

T^2 = A/B = 10^6 ms²

T^-2 = B/A = 10^-6 ks²

b.

B = A/T^2 = X × 10^16 / 10^6 = X × 10^10 ks

t = BT^1 = X × 10^10 × 10^3 = X × 10^13 s

To convert the total seconds (t) to baktun, katun, tun, uinal and kin format we can use this formula.

Note: 28800/73, 1440/73 and 72/73 etc are conversion factors, as in 1 Mayan baktun is 28800/73 Western Years.

Note: we are not using months for this exercise.

Note: a Mayan time is given then the equivalent Western time, and so on.

c.

baktun – katun/20 = t / 12441600000 – katun/20 = 5761

y – d/365 = baktun × 28800/73 – d/365 = 227053

katun – tun/20 = katun/20 × 20 – tun/20 = 11

y – d/365 = katun × 1440/73 – d/365 = 220

tun – uinal/18 = tun/20 × 20 – uinal/18 = 3

y – d/365 = tun × 72/73 – d/365 = 3

d – h/24 = tun × 360 – h/24 = 1290

uinal – kin/20 = uinal/18 × 18 – kin/20 = 10

d – h/24 = uinal × 20 – h/24 = 210

kin – h/24 = kin/20 × 20 – h/24 = 10

h – m/60 = h/24 × 24 – m/60 = 17

m – s/60 = m/60 × 60 – s/60 = 46

s – cs/100 = s/60 × 60 – cs/100 = 40

NOTE: obviously we do NOT literally minus the decimal such as katun/20 on the calculator, we simply minus the whole number (w) and multiply the decimal by 20 or 18 etc. We do not write or type long numbers. We only have to type the first division below such as baktun – katun/20 and ‘lift’ the whole number, the rest is done by the calculator.

For example:

Note: you do not need to write the below, it is all done on the calculator.

baktun – katun/20 = 71683012000000 / 12441600000 – katun/20 = 5761

y – d/365 = 5761.55896347737 × 28800/73 – d/365 = 227053

katun – tun/20 = (5761.55896347737 – 5761) × 20 – tun/20 = 11

y – d/365 = 11.1792695473196 × 1440/73 – d/365 = 220

tun – uinal/18 = (11.1792695473196 – 11) × 20 – uinal/18 = 3

y – d/365 = 3.58539094639127 × 72/73 – d/365 = 3

d – h/24 = 3.58539094639127 × 360 – h/24 = 1290

uinal – kin/20 = (3.58539094639127 – 3) × 18 – kin/20 = 10

d – h/24 = 10.5370370350429 × 20 – h/24 = 210

kin – h/24 = (10.5370370350429 – 10) × 20 – h/24 = 10

h – m/60 = (10.7407407008577 – 10) × 24 – m/60 = 17

m – s/60 = (17.7777768205851 – 17) × 60 – s/60 = 46

s – cs/100 = (46.6666092351079 – 46) × 60 – cs/100 = 40

Then insert the whole numbers (w) into the baktun/katun/tun/uinal/kin format:

t = 5761 baktun 11 katun 3 tun 10 uinal 10 kin 17:46:40

Hand written example:

237DCB32-B610-494C-B8D1-81E53480322B

Author:

Consider compassion, how can Australopithecus or Lower Palaeolithic man be compassionate toward animals, when they themselves were not yet masters of the animal kingdom or even worse still prey themselves? It is impossible, compassion simply did not exist. Compassion is technical, in that you must, for instance, first attain advanced weapons, technologies and infrastructure such as gunpowder, muskets, rifles, nuclear weapons, automobiles, militaries, police, emergency services, roads, buildings, bridges and skyscrapers etc before you can be compassionate toward animals. It is not a case of hey compassion for compassion’s sake like the Buddha. Compassion is not free of charge, it is a definite and tangible deal or bargain. Only now that I am invincibly safe and secure from wild animals in my city, town or fortress and surrounded by guns, and now that I have an overabundance and surplus of food, energy and resources etc can or will I be compassionate toward animals. It is like saying to ‘bear’ “I have a nuke now, therefore I am compassionate toward you.” This is something bear will never understand, in that it is ironic that once you attain nuclear weapons that you are therefore by definition compassionate toward animals. To reiterate, compassion is something technical, it is only attained through a collective effort, through taming the wild and through civilisation. You can only be compassionate once there is no competition.

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