Happy Pi Day!

“Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.

Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”  – From PiDay.org

Check out these awesome selections of books about Pi and other awesome mathematics books available on Biblio.com!

A History of Pi by Petr. Beckman
A History of Pi by Petr. Beckman
The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
Pi - Unleashedby Jörg Arndt; Christoph Haenel
Pi – Unleashed by Jörg Arndt; Christoph Haenel
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
3.1416 All That by P. Davis and W. Chinn
3.1416 All That by P. Davis and W. Chinn

 

 



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