Pi Day: March 14th
By Murray Bourne, 13 Mar 2007
Tomorrow is Pi Day, celebrated because π is approximately 3.14.
Some interesting stuff related to Pi:
Remembering the Digits of Pi
For a party trick (or if you have no life), try learning the digits of pi.
Here is George Polya's mnemonic for the first fifteen digits of π :
How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics
[The lengths of the words are the digits. George Polya was very influential in mathematics education, especially in problem solving.]
Want to try to Remember All These?
From the BBC:
In September 2002, Pi was computed to 1,240,000,000,000 decimal places by Professor Yasumasa Kanada at the University of Tokyo. It took over 400 hours on a Hitachi Supercomputer.
New Pi Page
Getting into the spirit of the day, I added a new page to the Interactive Mathematics site today: Pi.
And to finish with, enjoy yourself with American Pi:
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