Irrational Number (Pi Part One)
Memorize pi by singing along with this song by Paul Nordquist
If you feel like you got to do something irrational
3 point 14159 265 35
69 3993 7510
862 803 4825
093 84 460 95
84 1027 0193
442 881 0975
IRRATIONAL numbers are ones that can't be calculated as a ratio of two integers. Irrational actions are ones that aren't logically connected to a person's goals. By singing this song, you can experience both kinds of irrational!
MUSICAL NUMBERS probably emerged as a synonym for "songs" in the musical theater tradition, where each song, reprise, and incidental music is assigned its own number, to minimize confusion in the orchestra pit.
PI IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN OPPOSITES. Pi achieves what no rational number can do it mathematically connects circles with squares.
PI IS A SYMBOL OF HOPE of the hope that other irreconcilable realms can be bridged. Is there a way to build a connection between heaven and earth... or between men and women? The key, as pi teaches us, is to give up being rational.
PI IS GOD'S PRIVATE PHONE NUMBER. It takes an eternity to dial, but he picks up right away.
MEMORIZING PI is not actually necessary. We memorize hundreds or thousands of digits as a demonstration of our mastery over the numerical world. Six digits of pi is enough precision for any real-world calculation. With 50 digits of pi, you could calculate how many protons fit in the entire visible universe.
GREEKS invented the pi symbol thousands of years ago as part of their alphabet and still use it today!