You have a TV remote or a small book light that uses three AAA batteries. The TV remote no longer sends signals to the receiver and the book light does not turn on. What do you do with the batteries? Do you roll them around? Do you rearrange the position of the batteries until the device works? What if neither of those methods work? Read more
I happened to find this on Deviantart.com. This piece comes from roxagrama on Deviantart. Although it has an ironic name, I think it shows a nifty perspective through the eyes of a mathematician. Love it! I’m curious what the formulas are describing?
I know this is probably more of a reblog but I felt it was really important to show math students and teachers. Carl Sagan makes great points about who will be calling the shots in your life and in the real world when it comes to Science and Technology and this clip is less than 3 minutes long.
ver wonder how the calculator seems to know the numeric value of ? How could it possibly know? is an Irrational Number which means its decimals don’t repeat! (Specifically is a Transcendental Number but it falls under the category of an irrational number). So how can you fit an infinitely large number in a small box? Or for that matter, how did Leonhard Euler manage to calculate to 23 decimal places without a calculator?