3/14 – Happy Pi Day!

3/14 – Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day - Apple Pi

Geeks and Greeks rejoice – March 14th is Pi Day (3.14) – a day to celebrate the mathematical constant that seems to find it’s way into all things geometric.  Pi is the relationship of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, and mathematicians the world over have spent careers studying its value.  Pi is both irrational and transcendental; meaning that no fraction, series, or other finite mathematical expression can express its value exactly.  Here are some interesting facts about Pi’s mathematical history:

  • Modern supercomputers have been able to calculate the quadrillionth bit of Pi, which happens to be 0. (Quadrillion is 1,000,000,000,000,000)
  • Pi has been studied so much in mathematics that it has three distinct ages of history, briefly summarized as Geometric, Calculus, and Modern Computers.
  • The world record for reciting digits of Pi is 100,000 digits.

If you’re so inclined, you can learn a bit more about Pi (the constant), rent a copy of Pi (the movie), read Life of Pi (the book), or even eat an Apple Pie (the food).

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Thanks to Wikipedia.org for facts on Pi. Apple pie photo credit: Linda DuBose

Josh Mull

Josh Mull

Josh is an Electrical Engineer and Project Manager at Key Tech. Since joining in 2006, Josh has worked on a broad range of products utilizing skills in circuit design, rigid PCB design, flexible PCB design, and low power architectures. As a project manager, Josh has lead cross discipline teams to successful product certification to UL, CE, and FDA guidelines. He also has considerable experience in system test and verification.

Outside of the office Josh is an active person, participating in local sports leagues and traveling the country playing Ultimate Frisbee. He has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University.
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