Pi is a number that has intrigued people of all cultures and eras, yet still continues to do just that. We all know the value of pi as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to that of its diameter, or possibly you may just know it simply as 3.14. This ratio has been calculated by the Egyptians of 1600 B.C. as well as the supercomputers of today yet after 4,000 years we are still looking for a solution. Today the quest for the value of π and new ways to achieve the number are still being analyzed. Numerous aspects of π have evolved throughout the years from the processes of calculation, equipment used, all the way to the symbol for π.
Class / Instructor
MAC 1114 Trigonometry Honors / Piccolino
Palm Beach State College
mathematics, pi, Euler, transcendental number, circle squarers,