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A talk by Dr. Indy Lagu (PhD) of Mount Royal University, hosted by the USask Department of Mathematics and Statistics.

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium

How to approximate pi: Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something from out of the blue

Event

Date: Friday, March 15
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Arts Building Room 146, 9 Campus Dr., Saskatoon

Free and open to the public

About this event

A talk by Dr. Indy Lagu (PhD) of Mount Royal University, hosted by the USask Department of Mathematics and Statistics

What is pi? Why is the pi for a circle the same as the pi for a sphere? What are some well-known ways to approximate pi? And what are some not-so-well-known ways of approximating pi? And what do these have to do with citrus, Basel, Good Will Hunting, Futurama, almond bread, and the Baltimore NFL team?

In this talk, we present some interesting answers to these questions. This is a non-technical talk suitable for a general audience; no knowledge of pi beyond three-point-something is assumed or required.

Info: colloquium@math.usask.ca


Another Department of Mathematics and Statistics Pi Day event: Recite Pi Contest


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