COME TO THE NERD SIDE.

 

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. You can actually scroll through the first one million digits of Pi on PiDay.org, and you don’t have to be a math nerd to be amazed by the infiniteness of Pi.

 

For me, Pi Day is just plain fun, but Pi is vital to scientists and engineers at jet propulsion laboratories.

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Geospatial information scientists use Pi to make measurements, like perimeter, area and volume, of features on Mars.

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They use Pi every day to command rovers on Mars ~taking images, turning the wheels, driving around, operating the robotic arm, and even talking to Earth. Pi also helps them to calculate the width of laser beams in the study of ice.

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. In Person of Interest, Finch, as a substitute teacher, talks about the digits of Pi. He gives an answer to the question “When are we ever going to use this?”  A jam-up answer.

 

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. (Hey, poets, write a piem, leave it in the comments. You know you want to.)

How I want a drink,
Alcoholic of course,
After the heavy lectures
Involving quantum mechanics.

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.

 

What are you doing
that’s chic-unique
for National Pi Day?

Baking, I hope.

Toni 3/14/18

♥World famous physicist Stephen Hawking died today. RIP, a mysterious and endlessly brilliant mind.

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GO FORTH AND PI

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.

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For me, Pi Day is just plain fun, but pi is vital to scientists and engineers at jet propulsion laboratories.

pia14126-640

Geospatial information scientists use pi to make measurements, like perimeter, area and volume, of features on Mars.

Unknown-1

 

They use pi every day to command rovers on Mars ~taking images, turning the wheels, driving around, operating the robotic arm, and even talking to Earth. Pi also helps them to calculate the width of laser beams in the study of ice.

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. In Person of Interest, Finch, as a substitute teacher, talks about the digits of pi. He gives an answer to the question “When are we ever going to use this?”  A jam-up answer.

 

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. (Hey, poets, write a piem, leave it in the comments. You know you want to.)

How I want a drink,
Alcoholic of course,
After the heavy lectures
Involving quantum mechanics.

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.

 

What are you doing
that’s chic-unique
for National Pi Day?
Baking, I hope.

Toni 3/14/16

♥ INFATUATED WITH PI ♥

Pi-Products

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? or couples counseling?

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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.

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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. (Hey, poets, write a piem, leave it in the comments. You know you want to.)

How I want a drink,
Alcoholic of course,
After the heavy lectures
Involving quantum mechanics.

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

Here’s one way to celebrate.

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What are you doing

that’s chic-unique

for National Pi Day?

 

Toni 3/14/15