Today, March 14th, it is everyone’s favorite number π. Being a former math teacher today is up there with May 4th…you know StarWars fans, ‘May the Fourth Be With You’. If you remember your geometry, π starts 3.1416….and goes on to infinity with no repeats. I’ll be honest, I never remember the series beyond the five numbers I’ve listed, but I had a lot of students who could rattle off the series for ten plus numbers. I suppose if you were aiming a rocket for Mars or another planet you might need a higher degree of precision, but for most of the Earth bound applications, 3.14 worked for me.
Mostly it is a day for π/pie jokes. So Happy day!