Posted: March 14, 2020 in Pi, Steven Strogatz

Happy π Day folks!

Today is Pi Day, which falls on March 14th (or 3/14, echoing the first three digits of the mathematical constant 22/7).

The mathematician Steven Strogatz in an essay in the New Yorker to explained why Pi is worth celebrating. Pi, he wrote, “puts infinity within reach.” It’s also crucial to the math not just of circles but of cycles (which are, when you think about it, circles in time). Pi, Strogatz pointed out, “appears in the math that describes the gentle breathing of a baby.” Structural engineers use it to think about earthquakes. Oceanographers use it to think about waves. It’s everywhere π!

Happy π Day !

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