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Happy Pi Day!

03/14/2017 12:49 PM

I've been so distracted by the blizzard that I didn't stop to think that today is Pi Day. Here's a Pi Day story for you.

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03/14/2017 1:01 PM

Very cool link! Thanks!

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03/14/2017 1:29 PM

This link just brought me to this page...

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03/14/2017 1:40 PM

Here is the link without the tracking urls http://www.futurity.org/pi-quantum-mechanics-1046522-2/

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03/14/2017 1:54 PM

I had to load it in Chrome to work.

Thanks.

"'This is a beautiful connection between pi and quantum mechanics that could have been found 80 years ago, but was not discovered until now,' says Ravenel."

I recall one of my professors I had in calculus would refer to things like this as "patterns in the sand." When you recognize it, you see it everywhere.

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03/14/2017 2:20 PM

Sounds like a good teacher -- an apt remark.

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03/14/2017 2:51 PM

Yes, he was... he always said, he does grade a bell curve, with math, you either know it or you don't.

He was also retired military reserves. He loved demonstrating munitions trajectories...

And if he caught anyone dozing off... he'd demonstrate it by showing the parabolic path of an eraser to your head from across the room. ... quite an arm.

Yes, one pays attention in his class.

On a personal note,... I liked him... I was going to drop his class at one time,... I was working 60+ hours / week and I was failing... when I talked to him that I was dropping, he told me to stick with it... and proceeded to tell me, I had the patterns right, I knew what I was doing, because I showed my proofs. But I would forget a something as simple as a sign (-) and come out with the wrong answer. (more than likely, overworked)

And I had a better grasp on it than the 3.0 students.

It was true,...

I was surprised with the amount of students he had, he knew my work. I stuck it out... and passed.

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03/14/2017 2:24 PM

There must be something in between geometry and forces or the two entwined. May be forces in the universe is due to geometry and forces gives birth to geometry, might be true or not. who knows

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03/14/2017 3:11 PM

It's the speed of entropy in reverse, stated in geometric terms...

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03/14/2017 10:12 PM

Yes, its a crazy world out there.

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03/14/2017 7:44 PM

I'm shocked that Google didn't have some cutesy animation on their splash page. With all those 'circles' in the name, surely they could have come up with something.

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03/14/2017 8:01 PM

Pi day doesn't fall today this side of the pond: 14/3/2017. And April only has 30 days .

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03/14/2017 9:58 PM

Spoilsport!

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03/14/2017 10:13 PM

what you mean is "pay day"? uh, well.

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