Can you guess what my favorite mathematical constant might be? There is a clue in the URL address of my blog. Still unsure?
This mathematical constant whose value is the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter. It is an irrational number, which means that its value cannot be expressed exactly as a fraction m/n, where m and n are integers. Consequently, its decimal representation never ends or repeats. It is also a transcendental number, which implies, among other things, that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can be equal to its value.
Yes, together with other math-loving geeks out there in the universe, I’m celebrating Pi Day. And if WordPress behaves itself and publishes this as I’ve scheduled it to, at exactly 1:59 pm (Central time), I will have succeeded in my mathematically constant celebration.