Happy Pi Day (to the 36th digit)!
Originally uploaded by Mykl Roventine
? is often given an almost mythical status, so I found it very refreshing when I was made aware of the ? movement that argue that ? = 2? is a much more natural constant.
There are lots of good arguments in favour (do follow the link above), and I’m definitely a convert.
However, as Stewart Russell pointed out to me on Facebook, physicists already have other uses for ?, so perhaps a better symbol could be chosen.
I would propose the Georgian letter ? (pronounced tari), which doesn’t seem to have any uses in maths or physics.
Hmm, der er jo kun 34 cifre efter kommaet, hvorfor står der så ’36 digits’?
Hvor sødt at have et bogstav, som heg syndes ligner en 2-knaps-mus med hale ,-)