Friday, March 14, 2008

It's Pi Day

You remember π, no? It's the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. It's an irrational number, as well as transcendental, and thus never repeats its decimal expansion:

π = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950....

Today is 3/14, or Pi Day. Or perhaps, we should call it, National Good-Enough Day, a day for controlled approximations :)

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