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Happy PI Day! 2009

  1. Mar 13, 2009 #1

    lisab

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    Hoo-Ray, to all us math-science geeks!

    It's PI day...3-14!

    Um, well, maybe only for those of us who use mm-dd format :tongue2: ...
     
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  3. Mar 13, 2009 #2

    LowlyPion

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    To be more precise the engineering geeks have to wait another 6 years then.

    (... or 7 with rounding?)
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 #3
    http://math.hope.edu/newsletter/2006-07/ein-pie.gif [Broken]
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2009 #4
    Its now 3/14 at 1:59 EST
     
  6. Mar 14, 2009 #5

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    In another 24 minutes (according to my watch) it will be pi time on pi day. I'm awake and re-starting the wood stove, so I may or may not be around for that.
     
  7. Mar 14, 2009 #6

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    According to my watch, it's pi time on pi day. Pie for everyone!

    Edit: Durn! Should have written the post first and waited for the time to update! Well, there's always next year to indulge in the senseless...
     
  8. Mar 14, 2009 #7
    Happy pi day to all of you!

    I own this pi shirt... unfortunately, can't wear it to work today.

    pi.jpg
     
  9. Mar 14, 2009 #8

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    Dearly Missed

    PI day is 31. of april, not 14. of March..
     
  10. Mar 14, 2009 #9
    Hmm... I use yyyy-mm-dd format. No rush for me.
     
  11. Mar 14, 2009 #10
    Aww, you're saying there is no pi day at all?
     
  12. Mar 14, 2009 #11
    [tex](\pi^{ i e})! \approx -0.9 + 33.4 i [/tex]
     
  13. Mar 14, 2009 #12

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    Re: Happy PI Day! (Congressional action)

    http://www.piday.org/
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10194354-38.html?tag=nl.e703

    from
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HE00224:@@@L&summ2=m& [Broken]
    I was alerted to this by
    http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/03/14/1323245
     
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  15. Mar 14, 2009 #14

    robphy

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  16. Mar 14, 2009 #15

    Tom Mattson

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    An English friend of mine told me that the real Pi Day isn't for 5 more years. I was puzzled at first, but then realized that she is confused because she doesn't use the correct AMERICAN format. Silly bird.

    U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
     
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    I think the American format is silly, just as many other American things (which I won't list). :tongue:
     
  19. Mar 14, 2009 #18

    Tom Mattson

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    But the American way of doing things is correct by definition! :biggrin:
     
  20. Mar 14, 2009 #19
    There's the right way, the wrong way and the American way.

    Isn't that just the wrong way?

    Yes, but faster! :biggrin:

    If only Simpsons was not made in the USA...
     
  21. Mar 14, 2009 #20
    Of course 3/14 is pi day, and 3/14 at 1:59 is pi minute. However, given that pi is trancendental, is there an exact pi moment?
     
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