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Pi day: 3.14.15 (at 9:26:53, you had the first 10 places of pi)

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Pi is a real number—a transcendental number, in fact—defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter in Euclidean geometry, something the writer of this NY Times article apparently does not know. (He defines pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, which varies according to the geometry used, but in fact pi specifically defines a particular real number and the value of pi does not vary.)

Here are some colorful and interesting graphical representations of the digits of pi. One example:

Screen Shot 2015-03-14 at 10.33.16 AM

Written by LeisureGuy

14 March 2015 at 10:34 am

Posted in Math

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