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Part Seven

Data Sets Numbers Six to Eight

We come now to a series of data sets for which I have no adequate explanation. I have traipsed around these displays over and over again, without coming to a reasonable answer to their purpose. Perhaps the Designer had a purpose that would have been familiar to his era, or perhaps he had an understanding of more sophisticated mathematical relationship which now escape us. Or he may have tried to communicate with us but we are not now able to perceive his thinking. Or these were more feeble attempts to arrive at conic section displays but, given his power and finesse, such view is highly doubtful. In any case I present the data sets for you to see the difficulty involved.

Figure Thirteen is a graphical display from Data Set Six beyond Set Nine. This is an exploded view of a section of Figure One. I show the course height delimiter line. Adequate room existed for the Designer to show us other genius, but it may that his genius exceeds our ability to comprehend. However, by the time he reached Data Set #9 he was running out of head room.

Figure Fourteen shows Data Set #6. I assumed that after the Designer had moved from logarithmic to linear plots he would not indiscriminately alter back and forth or give a mix from one plot to the next. I attempted difference scales. This appears to be a linear data plot with course thickness plotted against pyramid height. There seems to be nothing unique about this plot except that there is a "curvature" at the bottom. I tried parabolic and hyperbolic solutions but was unable to make sense of it. The number of data points are insufficient to justify any one solution.

Figure Fifteen shows Data Set #7. This set is more interesting but I again was unable to offer a solution I felt was legitimate. I show a quadrant of a circle with a precisely defined tangent line. He offered us construction lines, shown in Course #108 and #109, and also #116 and #117. They are all aligned parallel to the tangent line. The construction lines and the circle quadrant are rotated fifteen degrees from the vertical with the scale factors I chose.

Figure Sixteen shows Data Set #8. I was not able to transform this data set into either an ellipse or a circle. I found that the formula for a parabola well defined the curve I show. But the two data points at the bottom do not fit such solution. We can see that if the Designer intended to show a parabola he had plenty of room to form part of the right half.

 

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