Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pi Day

March 14th is Pi Day because it is 3-14 and Pi, of course, begins with 3.14159265...

Pi has amazing properties and fun facts associated with it but is also extremely useful in math, science and engineering.

Need to remember the first few numbers of Pi? “How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics” was the classic sentence.

The latest One Minute Podcast from the Great Lakes Geek has lots of good stuff about this fascinating (irrational and transcendental) number.

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