March 14, 2010
In honor of Pi Day (3.14)
An oldie but a goodie: A physicist, mathematician & engineer were all asked for the definition of Pi. The Physicist answered, "Pi is approximately 3.14159265, to eight decimal places." The Mathematician turned up her nose and said, "Pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to it's own diameter." The Engineer said, "Eh, it's about three."
"If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason."
-- Isaac Newton