Thursday, March 14, 2013

Omigosh it’s International Pi Day !!

Or rather:  Intergalactic -- nay, Trans-cosmic Pi Day.   For the neat thing about pi is, its value is the same for every age, climate, species, solar system, leaf of the multiverse … or disembodied Possible World.

Pi is not merely the ubiquitous actor in high school geometry;  it is stitched across the whole tapestry of mathematics, not just geometry’s little corner of it.
-- Robert Kanigel, The Man who Knew Infinity (1991), p. 208

A couple of our paeans to this truly transcendental number, here:

Read those essays and receive a discount on your next non-algebraic infinite decimal expansion !!

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