All of you have a happy international Pi day.
I don't see it as a problem. We can precisely define pi's birth in this scheme, minutes second and everything, can't we ?The only problem is, how to decide if it's celebrated at 3:14 am or 3:14 pm.
And that's why I said that I would rather wait will April 31st. This is strictly a US-centric Pi-day.Oh yes, and there's another issue. In my country, we write the day first, and then the month, so we have no pi day! Which proves that the pi day is a those-who-write-the-month-first-o-centric product. Down with it! :tongue2:
I know the first 120 digits of pi:
thats all I know off the top of my head.
so, what is the accuracy with which you can calculate the circumference of the galaxy, supposing you know it's diameter with a precision equivalent to that of the size of the proton ?
Did you have a pi-digit-listing contest today? :tongue:
Well in principle you don't have to memorize it, afteral there is a formula that gives you the value of any particular digit of [itex]\pi[/itex].My calculator knows pi to 10 digits, thats good enough for my uses. lol :)
I can sort of understand it, I mean, it is an important number.. But at the end of the day its probably better to memorize something that can be used. (other than to impress friends)
Definitely no more useful then memorizing any random number :P Its kind of odd that someone would think that a math student should know pi to more then 10 decimal places.