18 Jan '15, 8pm

A Special Pi Day is Coming @EEtimes @EDNcom

Once every hundred years, the year lines up with two additional digits of Pi. We've all heard about π Day, which occurs every year on March 14. It's in honor of the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This year, being 2015, we get something special that occurs once every 100 years: The last two-digits of the year, added to March 14, gives us 3.1415, the first five digits of π. At 9:26 AM on March 14, you get three more digits, resulting in 3.1415926. Now the date and time align with the value of π for just one second. But, when you work in a world of microseconds, nanoseconds, and even picoseconds, one second is an incredibly long time. So, let's carry out π to one nanosecond resolution. I'll use spaces to make it easier to read. 3.1415926 535 897 932 Need more resolution? Here's π to 10,000 digits . My guitar teacher is composing a song that uses the notes ...

Full article: http://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=13...

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