Tech & Science March 14 is Pi Day, a chance for people around the world to celebrate everyone’s favorite mathematical constant "π" (pronounced like the word “pie.”) Pi is an incredibly important number in many fields because it is used to represent the ratio of a circle’s circumference (the distance around its edge) to its diameter (the distance from one edge to another measuring straight through the center.) The value of Pi is always the same no matter the size of the circle—approximately 3.14. Pi is an irrational real number, meaning it cannot be fully expressed, and continues on infinitely. For millennia, humans have tried to calculate Pi to ever greater decimal accuracy, an endeavor which has been pushed to the extremes by the advent of modern technology. A Google developer—Emma Haruka Iwao—recently broke the world record for calculating the constant, working it out to an astonishing 31.4 trillion digits using a … [Read more...] about Pi Day 2019: Jokes Celebrating The Famous Mathematical Constant
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Wednesday March 13, 2019 09:03 PM Here are 3 pie recipes and Pi Day trivia. What is Pi Day? According to PiDay.org, Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, which equates to the unending, irrational number 3.14159, etc.The organization states that Pi has been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits."March 14 or 3/14 is celebrated as pi day because 3.14 are the first digits of Pi," the site states. "Many math nerds around the world love celebrating this infinitely long, never-ending number."The organization suggests the day should be celebrated at 1:59 p.m., so the first six digits of pi are represented.Pi Day first was celebrated by physicist Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium.The U.S. House of Representatives designated March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009. Written by Susan Miers Smith Maybe you are not mathematically inclined, so Pi Day is not on your radar. How about pie, though? There are no equations involved in pie making, … [Read more...] about Why not try making a pie for Pi Day?
Whether you’re a math whiz or struggle with 2 + 2, you can still celebrate Pi Day 2019.March 14 – or 3.14 – is Pi Day, a time set aside to recognize the mathematical symbol that represents the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, or approximately 3.14159.According to the day's organizers, Pi is a constant number, meaning that for all circles of any size, Pi will be the same. It's been calculated to more than 1 trillion digits beyond its decimal point, though it continues infinitely without repetition or pattern. The first Pi Day was organized in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium when physicist Larry Shaw had the idea to celebrate the day by marching around a circle and then eating some pies. The U.S. government recognized March 14 as National Pi Day in 2009.Today, Pi Day is celebrated with some good deals on all sorts of pies. Always check with your favorite location to make sure they are participating.Here are some of the best deals, … [Read more...] about Pi Day 2019: Celebrate 3/14 with deals on pizzas, pies and more
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Science Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Science | Pi Day: How One Infinite Number Made Us Modern Advertisement Supported by The famous mathematical ratio, estimated to more than 22 trillion digits (and counting), is the perfect symbol for our species’ long effort to tame infinity. BySteven Strogatz March 14, 2019 Adapted from “ Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe ,” which will be published on April 2 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. When my children were young, they liked to stare at a pie plate hanging in our kitchen, with the digits of pi running around the rim and spiraling in toward the center, shrinking in size as the numbers swirled into the abyss. Pi, as we all learned in school (and are reminded every March 14, on Pi Day), is defined as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its … [Read more...] about Pi Day: How One Infinite Number Made Us Modern
Andy Kiersz, provided by Published 2:19 pm PDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 A Pi cake is shown during the 9th Annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight at the Children's Museum of Houston on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Houston. There were 80 particpants engaging in the Pi(e0 fight celebrating the infinite, non-repeating number 3.14... ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle ) less A Pi cake is shown during the 9th Annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight at the Children's Museum of Houston on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, in Houston. There were 80 particpants engaging in the Pi(e0 fight celebrating ... more Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle Photo: Brett Coomer, Houston Chronicle Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 A Pi cake is shown during the 9th Annual Shaving Cream Pi(e) Fight at the … [Read more...] about The beautifully simple method Archimedes used to find the first digits of pi