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Nerds Unite...Happy Pi Day

  1. Mar 14, 2016 #1
    Nerds of the world are celebrating our annual nerd-o-rama, Pi Day. Have a great one.
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2016 #2

    mfb

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    Why do we need a symbol for ##\displaystyle \frac \tau 2##? June 28 is the right date for celebration!
     
  4. Mar 14, 2016 #3

    Jonathan Scott

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    But we can at least celebrate Einstein's birthday.
     
  5. Mar 14, 2016 #4

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    Nerds of the United States, Belize and Micronesia (and maybe some Canadians), apparently. The rest of us have to wait until 22 July.:smile:
     
  6. Mar 15, 2016 #5
    My wife got pie to eat at work. I did not :(
     
  7. Mar 15, 2016 #6

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    Don't worry Greg! Tau Day is just around the corner and you can make it up with 2 pies! :-p
     
  8. Mar 15, 2016 #7

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    I had a great [itex] \pi [/itex] Day.

    Good times had by all.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2016 #8

    davenn

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    but did your work colleagues get you a birthday cake ?
     
  10. Mar 16, 2016 #9

    Merlin3189

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    Goodness! You youngsters!
    We still celebrate pi day on 22nd of July.

    (Of course, in UK Monday was 14/3 and we don't get a 31/4, so your pi day is a bit of a mystery to us.)
     
  11. Mar 16, 2016 #10

    ProfuselyQuarky

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    Yeah, that's me. But the 22nd of July is Pi Approximation Day . . . a totally different holiday :smile:
     
  12. Mar 16, 2016 #11

    Merlin3189

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    And 3/14 is spot on?
    Actually I think 22/7 is nearer than 3/14 by about 3.28 x 10-4, but 3/142016 is closer.
     
  13. Mar 16, 2016 #12

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    You could celebrate on 3/14 at 1:59:27, that is pretty accurate (or :26 if you prefer correct digits over rounding).
     
  14. Mar 16, 2016 #13

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    True, but that's just what people call it, so I go with it.
     
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