3.141592653589793238462643383 ....


The Imachinations use Pi as a contrast agent. On one side the products of Pi are calculated, but on the other side the results of the irrational number often appear accidental. Above all the number of Pi is irrational and transcendent. The history shows the mathematical development of Pi.


Syracuso (Sicilia) – Archimedes 250? bd Pi=3.1418
Alexandria new library – Ptolemaios: 150 ad Pi=3.14166
Hopeh/China: Tsu Ch'ung Chi 480? Pi=3.1415926
Baghdad  AlKhowarizmi 800 ad Pi=3.141


links & features
Ist Pi völlig "normal"? telepolis, heise.de 05.08.2002
A Trillion Pieces of Pi, Science News Online, Dec. 2002
Random Generator and Normal Numbers, by Bailey und Crandall (Pdf, 2003)
Pi in the sky  extracting a (surprisingly accurate) value for "pi" from the appearance of the night sky by Robert A. J. Matthews
further Pi Pages on the Internet

