Or should I say an "extra special" Pi Day?
As many of you know, March 14th is celebrated yearly as Pi Day, as in 3.14.
According to Piday.org:
"Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits."
BTW - there's a great scene in the play The Audience where the actor playing Prime Minister Harold Wilson rolls the first dozens of numbers after .14 off his tongue. Quite a feat!
Anyway, tomorrow's Pi Day is especially interesting because of it's once in a century significance:
"If you’re a math enthusiast, maybe you’ll be celebrating the once-a-century day when the calendar and the clock align to represent the first 10 digits of pi (3.141592653)."
Ah so much to do when that old clock hits 9:26:53 tomorrow morning!!!!
It is already making me feel like I am back in Calculus writing about this, but I'm not going to lie: I hated calculus, but I love Pi Day! Who doesn't love a formula that just won't quit?
Me? I think I'm going to buy some apples and make a pi. If my crust is holding together really well, I might even try this:
Yes, I am just that much of a geek... And I like to make pies...