Pi. The symbol of a never-ending number that has been used for centuries to calculate everything from the circumference of a circle to the area of a circle. This mathematical wonder has shaped our world in more ways than we could have imagined and continues to amaze us each and every day.
In this blog post, we will explore the power of pi and how it has impacted our lives!
Where was PI invented?
Many people think of π as simply the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. However, the concept of π is much older than the circumference-diameter ratio.
In fact, the first known mention of π comes from an Egyptian papyrus text from around 1650 BCE. This text included a method for calculating the area of a circle, which required dividing the circle into a large number of small pieces and adding up the area of each piece. The result was an estimate for π that was close to 3.16.
Since then, mathematicians have worked to improve upon this estimate, using ever-more-accurate methods to calculate π to more and more decimal places. As a result, π is now known to be an irrational number with an infinite number of digits after the decimal point. Nevertheless, it remains an important mathematical constant, appearing in everything from engineering calculations to probability theory.
Pi in the movies
Since the release of the movie “Life of Pi” in 2012, the number of references to the mathematical constant pi in popular culture has increased exponentially.
Pi is an irrational number that represents the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is also the symbol for pining or yearning. In the movie “The Fault in Our Stars,” two teenage cancer patients express their love for each other by reciting pi to each other to the first 100 decimal places. In “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon Cooper uses pi to try to find a patterns in string theory.
And in “A Beautiful Mind,” John Nash uses pi to decode Soviet messages during the Cold War. These are just a few examples of how pi has been used in movies over the years.
As long as there are circles and equations in the universe, it seems likely that pi will continue to make cameo appearances on the silver screen.