The life of 3.1416

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The life of 3.1416

Postby Event Horizon on March 20th, 2018, 1:14 am 

I have noticed that Pi seems to turn up all over mathematics, from the volume of a football to Professor Hawkings Hawking radiation formula, and thousands of other formula equally disparate.

To me it seems over-represented, and I'm not really sure why this should be. As maths are concerned, I am the Event Horizon beyond which all information is lost! My pocket calculator, actually a very advanced calculator gets me out of all kinds of trouble. I was looking at the Pi button and thinking, 'what the blazes makes you so darn important? The jumped-up little number really gets about. I do find it rather curious. Heehe! A slut among numbers?!!
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Re: The life of 3.1416

Postby Watson on March 20th, 2018, 11:22 am 

It is probably not really necessary to start a thread for every amusing thought you have. Try doodling.
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Re: The life of 3.1416

Postby TheVat on March 20th, 2018, 11:54 am 

It is useful to know that SEARCH function will turn up some pretty good threads we've had on pi - and it's okay to revive a long-dormant thread. Pi is pretty important to the way basic forces work in our universe, given how it describes volumes of space. It has a starring role in Einstein's field equations at the heart of General Relativity, where his famous coupling constant....


....teams up with the stress-energy tensor to reveal how the energy density of space causes a curvature of spacetime (expressed by the Ricci curvature tensor, which describes a pseudo-Riemannian manifold, i.e. shows how space deviates from the purely Euclidean space of Ike Newton).
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