History of American PI


by jedishrfu
Tags: american, computing pi, history, history of math, squaring a circle
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Dec13-13, 06:49 AM
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Interesting take on solving the Squaring the Circle problem enshrined in law:

http://pulse.edf.com/en/day-pi-becam...ampaign=Trafic
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Dec14-13, 12:10 AM
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Or this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song)
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Dec14-13, 12:57 AM
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[itex]\frac{22}{7}[/itex], [itex]\frac{16}{5}[/itex], or [itex]\frac{7^7}{4^9}[/itex], it's all the same.

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Dec15-13, 06:47 PM
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History of American PI


Quote Quote by jedishrfu View Post
Interesting take on solving the Squaring the Circle problem enshrined in law:

http://pulse.edf.com/en/day-pi-becam...ampaign=Trafic
The "interesting take" is that the very site you link to say it was NOT "enshrined in law". such a bill was introduced into the state legistature but voted down.
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Dec15-13, 09:44 PM
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Quote Quote by HallsofIvy View Post
The "interesting take" is that the very site you link to say it was NOT "enshrined in law". such a bill was introduced into the state legistature but voted down.
I stand corrected if not by spellchecker then by HallsOfIvy. But it did get 67 to 0 vote in the legislature but was killed in the state Senate so I guess it was half a law.
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Dec15-13, 11:29 PM
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Legislation to force a mathematical concept into law.. Scary.
Reminds me, that there was a time one did not go against the church for fear of torture and or death.
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