highpi Hey, Mathletes, it’s National Pi Day – the one day a year (3/14) when we take time to reflect on the mysterious and endlessly cool constant that circles around us.

At first, Pi Day was gimmicky, but now it’s a gone-rampant big deal. Have you signed up for a pi mile race yet?

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Pi is everywhere ~ in The Simpsons and Star Trek, The Matrix, and, of course, the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel. Math adventure, anyone?

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There’s even a new literary form called a ‘piem.’ It’s a poem where the length of each word is the same as the number in the pi sequence.  For example, here’s a baudy little ditty written by British mathematician Sir James Jeans in the early twentieth century to remember the first fifteen digits.

How I want a drink,

Alcoholic of course,

After the heavy lectures

Involving quantum mechanics.

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There’s plenty of pi-tunes out there but have a listen to this English singer and songwriter. Kate Bush is known for her expressive four-octave soprano voice…and idiosyncratic lyrics.

Sweet and gentle sensitive man
With an obsessive nature and deep fascination
For numbers
And a complete infatuation with the calculation
Of PI

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity

3.1415926535 897932
3846 264 338 3279

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity
But he must, he must, he must
Put a number to it

50288419 716939937510
582319749 44 59230781
6406286208 821 4808651 32

Oh he love, he love, he love
He does love his numbers
And they run, they run, they run him
In a great big circle
In a circle of infinity

82306647 0938446095 505 8223…

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So, What are you doing

that’s chic-unique

for National Pi Day?

Toni 3/14/14

  

4 thoughts on “♥ INFATUATED WITH PI ♥

  1. As a kid I like the idea of a number being irrational and transcendental at the same time. (I’m still learning long division with remainders, keep in mind!!) I think it took a bit of the mystery away from pi when the computers carried it to more than 100,000,000 decimal places. It drove me get into pi with an e, preferably warm with ice cream and a dribble of caramel on top. Call me irrational and transcendental.
    Isabel Scheherazade
    http://www.isabeltellsherstories.com

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