Field of Science

Pi Day - Something nerdy for you

Actually TPP missed it. Pi day was yesterday, but it's a special Pi day because it's 2015, so 3/14/15 gives you 2 more decimal places, 3.1415. This is very useful if you want to know the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference. Supposedly if you celebrated at a particular time, you got even more decimal places but it really doesn't matter all that much because supposedly they go on forever. There's a lot more nerdy Pi stuff at the link. As a kid it always bothered TPP that Pi didn't come out even when it seemed like it should; it was like someone had made a mistake with the universe. To heck with the math, how does somebody get the symbol for Pi in a blog anyways?

4 comments:

The Phytophactor said...

If you like this sort of thing, here's more.

Symeon Kokolas said...

like this:
π

in Windows:
1. hold Alt
2. type 227 on the number pad
3. release alt

or google alt codes.

The Phytophactor said...

Many thanks. ☺ (alt 1).

Rosie Redfield said...

On a Mac, hold down 'option' and type 'p'. Like this: π!