Thursday, March 15, 2007

happy pi day!

that's right. it's march 14th... 3.14

i can always remember this much: 3.1415926 but thats it.

but as you know it goes on and on and on and on...

pi has been known since antiquity... 19th century BC!! pi is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, or as the ratio of a circle's area to the area of a square whose side is the radius. a circle with a radius of one has a circumference of 3.1415926... = pi.

for your own nerdy amusement, go to the pi query page. enter your birthday in the search bar (i entered 05261979 for may 26, 1979) and see at what position in pi your birthday occurs. i'm at 82,928,059.

now... where can i get some pie in chile?

UPDATE: just got back from a group meeting to discuss current issues in astrophysics and someone brought a pie! now i feel satis-pi-ed (i know, that was horrible. sorry).

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