The Beauties Hidden in Pi(π)

Ali
Ali
May 26, 2019 · 18 min read

It was finally the weekend! After my long mathematics presentation, I came home to watch my favorite tv show, Person of Interest, to de-stress. Surprisingly, the episode was about the most famous mathematical constant, pi (π) which is equal to the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159. Mr. Finch (the main character) was acting as a substitute teacher and wrote on the chalkboard 3.1415926535. Then he asked the students, “What does this mean?”. I answered the question in my mind, thinking, “If I have a bicycle tire with a diameter of 1, then one full revolution…