## Friday math movie – Pi Day

[14 Mar 2008]

To celebrate Pi Day, this week we have some clips from the 1998 movie “Pi“.

Pi Day is on March 14th, since the date (3/14) is reminiscent of the first 3 digits of the number pi. Here’s pi to 15 decimal places:

3.141 592 653 589 793…

On with the movie.

### Pi (Trailer)

An overview of the movie:

### Pi (Math is Everywhere)

Numerology is important in most religions. In this clip, we see how numbers are used through Jewish scripture:

### Pi Mathematics

I like the stark black-and-white nature of this brooding music clip:

For some background on the movie, see pithemovie.com. The site has some more clips (in low-tech MOV format).

### 7 Comments on “Friday math movie – Pi Day”

1. It’s pi day! » Fun Math Blog says:

[...] at SquareCircleZ, has TWO posts relevant to Pi Day, one with some clips from the 1998 movie, Pi, and some Math tips in today’s IntMath [...]

2. vlorbik says:

my review of PI (1998)
(shrink the browser’s window to the size
of a single column for easy reading).

3. Murray says:

Thanks for the enlightening review of Pi, Vlorbik. You made an good point about the relative costs of movie making.

There is something insane about making mega-blockbusters that cost mega-bucks, especially when we have mega real problems that could be easily solved with those mega-bucks…

4. sindhu says:

the videos are no longer available, please post alternatives?

5. Murray says:

Hello Sindhu

I just tried all 3 movies on this page just now and they are all working fine for me.

Anyone else having trouble?

And Sindhu, thanks for the mention of squareCircleZ on your “blag”!

[Actually, you can recite lots of digits of pi, if you really want to ^_^ ]

6. deathendz says:

omg there is vulgarities in there…. this is supposed to be an educational website im only 12 i was not supposed to hear that

7. Murray says:

Oops – sorry about that, deathendz. I should have a warning about it…

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