- How I need a drink, alcoholic in nature, after the tough chapters involving quantum mechanics
- How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving geodesy
- How I want a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!
- How I wish I could calculate Pi
- How I wish I could recollect, of circle round, the exact relation Arkimedes (or Archimede) learned
- May I have a large container of coffee, cream and sugar?
- May I have a large container of coffee? Thank you!
- Sir, I know a rhyme excelling in mystic force and magic spelling. Celestial spirits elucidate, all my own striving can’t relate
- The point I said a blind Bulgarian in France would know
- Yes, I have a number
Explanation: How to remember the value of pi 3,14159265358
- The most common mnemonic technique is to memorize a so-called “piem” (a wordplay on “pi” and “poem”) in which the number of letters in each word is equal to the corresponding digit of π.
I wish I could determine pi
Eureka, cried the great inventor
Christmas pudding, Christmas pie
Is the problem’s very center.
Sir, I have a rhyme excelling,
In mystic power and magic spelling,
Celestial spirits elucidate,
For my own problems can’t relate.
Pi up to 1 million digits, take a look: http://www.piday.org/million/
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Information about Pi from Wikipedia
The number p (/pa?/) is a mathematical constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and is approximately equal to 3.14159. It has been represented by the Greek letter “p” since the mid-18th century, though it is also sometimes written as pi. p is an irrational number, which means that it cannot be expressed exactly as a ratio of two integers (such as 22/7 or other fractions that are commonly used to approximate p); consequently, its decimal representation never ends and never settles into a permanent repeating pattern. The digits appear to be randomly distributed, although no proof of this has yet been discovered. p is a transcendental number – a number that is not the root of any nonzero polynomial having rational coefficients. The transcendence of p implies that it is impossible to solve the ancient challenge of squaring the circle with a compass and straight-edge.
Or should we use ‘tau’ (τ) from now on?