# Tag: pi

## Why mathematics may become computer science

Walking home from the swimming pool (where he and Neva had been jumping into the water exactly 24 times, calling out all the permutations of 1,2,3 and 4), Simon suddenly … Continue reading Why mathematics may become computer science

## Infinite Series Calculator in Repl.it

Simon has made a small calculator/approximator in Repl.it that shows what number an infinite series converges to: https://repl.it/@simontiger/Series

## Simon’s Pi Composition

Simon has finished working on his Pi Composition, a piece of music entirely based on Pi (in the treble clef). Simon used only the digits of Pi he knew from … Continue reading Simon’s Pi Composition

## Happy Pi Day 2019!

Just like last year, Pi Day activities are going to spill over to the next few days, I’m sure. Simon’s not yet done working on a Pi piano composition and … Continue reading Happy Pi Day 2019!

## Simon’s code for an intriguing problem from the 3Blue1Brown math channel

The number of collisions between two objects equals a number of digits of Pi. The code on GitHub: https://github.com/simon-tiger/Pool_Pi Simon writes: From where I got this I called this sketch … Continue reading Simon’s code for an intriguing problem from the 3Blue1Brown math channel

## Salle Pi

Simon talking about his favourite infinite sum at the circular room known as the “pi room” at the Palais de la Découverte (“Discovery Palace”) in Paris. Inscribed on the walls … Continue reading Salle Pi

## Rational Approximations for Phi

“If I get the next two digits right, I’ll be ecstatic!” Simon says, as he hurries on with a φ (Phi) approximation algorithm using Fibonacci numbers. He keeps dividing every following … Continue reading Rational Approximations for Phi

## The Pi Strip

Simon made a measuring tool to check the diameter of round objects: by wrapping the strip around them, he reads the Pi times the centimeters value, which basically gives him … Continue reading The Pi Strip

## What Converges to Phi

Sequences converging to Phi and negative one over Phi. Both are the only solutions to the quadratic equation that Simon used earlier to prove that Phi is not a transcendental … Continue reading What Converges to Phi