Happy PI Day

Interesting Facts about PI Day

  • 14.03.16 Ok Adjust the date and it will give you 3.1416 Wow that's value of Pi. That's why today is celebrated as PI Day
  • The most recognized mathematical constant is Pi.  Pi is often considered as the most intriguing and important number in all of mathematics.
  • The symbol for pi has been regularly used for the past 250 years only
  • You can never find the true circumference or area of a circle because we can never find the true value of pi
  • Pi value when calculated will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern.  The value have been calculated to more than one trillion digits beyond its decimal points.  Chao Lu holds the world record for remembering the value of Pi up to 67,890 digits
  • Ludolph Van Ceulen spent most of his life calculating the first 36 digits of Pi. n  This is known as Ludolphine Number
  • William Shanks calculated the first 707 digits  of Pi by hand, unfortunately he made a mistake after 527th place.  He has done it in 19th century. 
  • With the help of Hitachi SR 8000, a powerful computer, a Japanese scientist found 1.24 trillion digits of Pi, breaking all the previous records.
  • Computing the value of Pi is a Stress test for a computer.
  • There are no zeros in the first 31 digits of Pi.
  • Albert Einstein was born on Pi day.
  • Even computers can’t find the value of Pi.
  • Plato supposedly obtained accurate value for pi : √2 + √3, which is 3.146.

    • Above is formulae derived by Srinivas Ramanujam

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