3.14 Happy Pi Day (now go visit the math center)

piAccording to piday.org, Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.

If you are interested in Pi or if you are utterly perplexed by this post, you should visit WCC’s Math Center Located in Cascade Room 113                                                          Fall, Winter & Spring Quarter Hours:                                                                                    M-Th: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.                                                                                                  Fridays: 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

You can also visit the center online by following the link below:                                             WCC Online Math Center

whatcom-math-c3-headerIf you want to celebrate Pi Day Please check out Pi Sightings, and for a little Pi motivation, here is

Pi Day Song (Loose Yourself in the Digits)

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