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Pi - The Irrational Constant, Part 2
A second quiz on the usage, history and peculiarities of this mysterious number.
Excavations and research prove that pi was known as early as 20th century BC, when ancient Babylonian mathematicians used what value value for it?
The sequence of numbers, appearing within pi's value has been an issue of interest for many professional mathematicians and math lovers. Such pi explorers have found that what occurs at decimal position 2440?
We reach the last decimal place to which our largest computers can calculate pi.
We reach the extent to which pi was known by 1750.
We reach the last decimal place where computer ENIAC calculated pi in 1949.
We get the first appearance of "666".
The irrational mathematical constant, Pi has its own architectural monument in London, which was decorated with William Shank's version of the first 700 decimal places in 1937.
After years of calculations and observations of the results, mathematicians have found which of these statements about the mathematical constant pi to be true?
The number of 3's is larger than any other digit in pi.
The digits of pi eventually reach a point where they repeat their pattern.
The number of 5's is larger than any other digit in pi.
The digits of pi are equally distributed.
Pi is an issue of interest for mathematicians and math lovers from all over the world. In Japanese, what does the expression "En syu ritsu" refer to?
Mitsubishi's motto for the quest for finding better values of pi
The largest computer in Japan used for finding even greater values for pi
The Japanese term for an infinite number
The Japanese term for pi
In what famous math problem, first posed in the 18th century by a French mathematician, is pi involved?
Buffon's Needle Problem
Zeno's Paradox of Achilles
The travelling salesman problem
Zeno's Paradox of the Tortoise
The mathematical constant Pi has an important role in calculating the period of a pendulum.
Who was first to prove that beside an irrational number, pi is also transcendental number (i.e. is not a root to any polynomial equation with rational coefficients)?
Ferdinand von Lindemann
The irrational constant pi is not only popular in the math science, but also in science fiction. Which of these TV series has an episode, in which pi plays a significant role?
Lost in Space
In what way is this popular sentence connected to the constant, pi: "Sir, I send a rhyme excelling in sacred truth and rigid spelling."
It was written by Albert Einstein when he first discovered the irrationality of pi.
It is a mnemonic device for the approximate value of pi.
The value of pi is encoded in the position of each letter in the alphabet.
It is the beginning of a long poem describing the history of pi.
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