Countdown to Pi Day

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Celebrate Pi Day!

Pi, Greek letter (π), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th. Pi = 3.1415926535…

With the use of computers, Pi has been calculated to over 1 trillion digits past the decimal. Pi is an irrational and transcendental number meaning it will continue infinitely without repeating. The symbol for pi was first used in 1706 by William Jones, but was popular after it was adopted by the Swiss mathematician Leonhard Euler in 1737. Learn more about Pi.

Princeton has an annual party celebrating Pi Day and Einstein’s birthday (also March 14). Learn more at: http://www.pidayprinceton.com/events.

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein - March 14, 1879 - click for Wikipedia article

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein - March 14, 1879 - click for Wikipedia article

Sounds like a good day to read a great short story, “My First Experience With the Great Logician – Jacques Futrelle” or download a great reading of the story at Librivox here or see this and other stories by Futrelle at Librivox here.

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