Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day! (Science Friday) π

Pat Macpherson vs. Ashley Wells, Wisdom Quarterly;; Vihart (video)

E=MC2 thinks Einstein (NVOR)
VihartToday is March 14th, which means Pi (π) Day. You know that stupid math thingy, not the time Peter figured out how much he really loved pie (or not). Sorry, pi (and pie) lovers! Both can be solved with toothpicks. Maybe pick a better favorite number and food next time? Here's a celebratory video from sexy Flora(l) Lichtman, MA Shumin, and Ira Flatow over at SciFri.
Ooh, Pat, who gives an s?
Friday 3.14 is Pi Day, and we're all celebrating. Sci Fri even hit the streets of New York City to spread some math-holiday cheer. One might be surprised how many π enthusiasts are lingering outside of New York University's Math Department.
P.S. It's also famous Jewish-Buddhist-Pantheist Albie Einstein's birthday.

(Family Guy) The love of pie in another part of the multiverse
Winnie on what sucks
Twenty-five years ago, physicist Larry Shaw, of San Francisco’s Exploratorium, established the first “Pi Day” on March 14th, or 3/14 -- a fitting date to commemorate an irrational number that so familiarly begins 3.14. 
The event started as a little staff get-together but ballooned into an international holiday. (Really, just listen to this SciFri segment).

I love pie, and pi is nice, too.
To get everyone -- including Winnie from in the celebratory mood, here are some tributes to those endless digits, and to the Greek letter that symbolizes them. More

Definition: (Wiki) The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter "π" since the mid-18th century also sometimes spelled out as "pi."

Math sucks because math is a religion, and religion sucks (Calvin & Hobbes)

No comments: