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Why is Pi so occurring in physics

  1. Jan 2, 2016 #1
    Pi is everywhere in physics. Why is that.
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  3. Jan 2, 2016 #2


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    Pi occurs naturally in the mathematics of cyclic or oscillatory behavior.
  4. Jan 2, 2016 #3


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    π is only one of several fundamental constants that turn up in Science. e is a constant that is involved in the description of non-cyclic changes - growth and decay. But those two constants have an odd relationship with each other and other mathematical constants
    It also happens that
    eπi = -1
    That's something 'inside Maths' which everyone finds exciting and, to my mind, it's at least as interesting as E=mc2. When we were told that for the first time, the whole class were shuffling in their seats with amazement.
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