3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2015 6:13 PM by Mike Zboray

    Just curious....

    Mark1

      Does Pi Square mean anything other than perhaps 9.86958, or is it an acronym...or perhaps both?  What's the symbolism I'm missing, if any?

        • Re: Just curious....
          Rhys Kirk

          There was a name the community competition and someone suggested PI Square. I guess the winner's name is just like "town square" which is:

          A town square is an open public space commonly found in the heart of a traditional town used for community gatherings.

           

          Seen as though we are an open public PI community, our town square is PI Square.

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          • Re: Just curious....
            Mike Zboray

            In addition to what has already been mentioned, I always assumed it was a play on the mathematical problem of antiquity, squaring the circle, which involves the construction (using a compass and straight-edge) of a square with area equal to that of a circle. This is equivalent to constructing a square with area exactly equal to pi, a "pi square" if you will.Of course it was proven that pi is transcendental, and as a corollary, that squaring the circle is impossible.