Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pi Day perfection

kw: mathematics, commemorations

A day or two ago I commented on discovering the celebration of "Pi Day", which occurs 3/14 (or 3.14) each year. Looked at another way, considering years and decimals, the next and only Millennial Pi Day would be year 3141.5926535..., or AD 3141, August 5 at 7:38:43 AM, plus about a third of a second. I figure by then people who have any interest will be able to calculate the appropriate time to the nanosecond or better, once they decide which year type to use (civil, tropical, and so forth).

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