[time-nuts] pi Day

Steve Rooke sar10538 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 02:06:54 EST 2009


2009/3/4 Tom Van Baak <tvb at leapsecond.com>:
>> I was reminded tonight that "pi Day" is coming on 3/14. That's fine, but
>> a little inaccurate for our kind.
>>
>> Suppose I want to gather with friends and buy a "round" or have a sector
>> of pie to celebrate.  What's the appropriate time to honor?
>> Since 3/14 is not based on the value of pie but on its representational
>> decimal numbers (I have no problem with that), then it seems the right
>> time would be (to the tenth of a second) March 14 at 1:59:26.5 . Waddya
>> think? Does that appropriately honor the irrational spirit of the number?
>
> Here one more alternative to your fine list of possibilities.
>
> If pi day is 3/14 then the "pi hour" of pi day could be
> 15.926535 o'clock, which is 15:55:35 (3:55:35 PM).
>
> Not precise enough? To the nanosecond the exact pi
> time of pi day is 3/14 15.9265358979323846264 h =
> 15 h + 55 m + 35 s + 292 ms + 325 us + 565 ns.

Well, even for me it would be hard downing a pint during that nanosecond...

73, Steve
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Steve Rooke - ZL3TUV & G8KVD & JAKDTTNW
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