Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy π Day



Chris adds:
Of course, what most people miss is that the real beauty of pi is NOT in the decimal expansion. It's simply defined (ratio of the circumference to the diameter of any circle), but has crazily complex properties (not rational, and TRANSCENDENTAL which to us math minded people means it's not the root of ANY polynomial equation!!!!)

Did that deserve four exclamation points?


1 comment:

Rachael said...

Hah! I wanted to post about this earlier today, but my schedule was just too busy.

It's late, but it just isn't pi day without the pi song: :)