Happy Pi Day! And in honour of the day, Google has again provided a special logo. (Whatever other reservations I have about Google lately, I do madly love their logos.) Here it is:
Today is a date that resonates with the mathematical constant representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. In truncated form, it’s expressed as 3.14, though in fact it’s an infinite number where the order of the numbers never repeats, no matter how far you calculate it. (If you check out Wikipedia, it shows the number calculated to several decimal places: 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288…)
The reason it resonates with today’s date is that in the American date format, using the number for month first, and then the number for the day, today is 03-14, March 14th.
Of course, in Canada we can’t have a Pi day, because we write the date with the day first, and then the month. So 03-14 makes no sense, since there is no month that is “14.” So happy Pi Day, American friends! 🙂