Happy Pi Day

8 thoughts on “Happy Pi Day”

  1. But maybe you could relate the Ides of March to Pi Day and celebrate both days.
    The Ides (from Latin “idus”) meant the middle, half-division, of a month in the Roman calendar; so if you draw March as a circle (31 days), then drew in a diameter with each half 15.5 days (“Ides”), couldn’t you sneak “pi” into a formula to represent the Ides of March?
    1/2 (pi times r-squared), or half the area of a circle.

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      1b, 2c, 3b, 4c, 5d, 6b, 7b, 8d, 9c, 10c, 11e, 12a, 13c

    1. Susan – I’m up for any excuse for a party, mathematical or otherwise. I’m just not sure I want to celebrate Omega Day.

      BTW, I love Vi Hart’s videos. She has some great ones.

  2. “Morbus cyclometricus” may translate to “sanitas cyclometricus” if this new perspective of Pi confirms the value of ongoing effort to “square the circle”:

    http://www.aitnaru.org/images/Pi_Corral.pdf (file attached to web page).

    Perhaps, by the next Pi Day celebration, the new mantra will be:
    “Some Pi are square, some are round, but no Pi is triangular”.

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