Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous mathematical formula for pi, everyone’s favorite irrational number, and quantum mechanics. At least one mathematician has pronounced the discovery “a cunning piece of magic.
For the first time, scientists have discovered a classic formula for pi in the world of quantum physics. Pi is the ratio between a circle's circumference and its diameter, and is incredibly important in pure mathematics, but now scientists have...
In 1655 the English mathematician John Wallis published a book in which he derived a formula for pi as the product of an infinite series of ratios. Now researchers from the University of Rochester, in a surprise discovery, have found the same formula in quantum mechanical calculations of the energy levels of a hydrogen atom.
There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics
Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for pi, everyone’s favorite irrational number, and quantum mechanics. At least one mathematician has pronounced the discovery “a cunning piece of magic.”
March Pi Day for a Great Math Professor; Chalkboard, Formula card
Mechanical PI is a computing machine (re)placing the repetitive algorithm back into a physical, mechanical language. A constant rotation, pressing and repeating the calculator’s keys, approaching the number Pi, yet never reaching it. The machine utilizes the Leibniz formula for pi which is an infinite series of additions and subtractions of quotients. Each subsequent denominator in this series is the sum of the previous one plus two, starting with the value one.
Scientists, for the first time ever, have discovered a classic formula for pi hiding in the world of quantum physics. Everybody is familiar with the word pi. It is the ratio among a circle's circumference and its diameter, and is extremely vital in pure mathematics, but now researchers have also found it "lurking" in the world of quantum physics, while using quantum mechanics to compare the energy levels of a hydrogen atom. So why is that even exciting?
A pennant for Pi Day! In this collaborative activity celebrating Pi Day, students work with the circle formulas to find area, circumference, radius and diameter. Each pennant also includes a Fun Fact that students can read as they complete their circle problems. Once a pennant is complete, it can be hung along a string in your classroom to celebrate Pi Day!
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