Spiked Math Games  // Math Fail Blog  // Gauss Facts  // Spiked Math Comics



e-news - December 4, 2010
Rating: 3.9/5 (63 votes cast)
  • Currently 3.9/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Spiked Math Comic - e-news

home     info     archive     contact     rss

Google+ Page   //   Facebook Page   //   Twitter Page


e-xciting stuff!


It's about time e would pose a serious challenge to Pi as the most accurately computed transcendental constant. Kudos to 'e' and the programmers! After all, there is e.g. a known continued fraction expansion of 'e' but the ones for Pi are way more cumbersome.

I agree! e doesn't get nearly enough attention. I plan to memorise pi*e though, so I can make jokes about pie without a glaring spelling error.

Be sure to observe the mirror image of '314', too.

Why did you have to bring up memorizing these guys? Why? In my (somewhat distant) junior high school years I memorized Pi to a tad over 400 places. Never had a chance to see more than 12 of e. Does that prove or disprove my earlier point?

I don't know. But you know what? pi and e are both celebrities that get way too much attention. I reckon we should memorise a number such as 0.01001000100001000001... which doesn't even have a single-character name (as far as I know.) It would be easier.

That's a great idea!! May I suggest a slight change, and place the 1s at positions given by the factorials? That number is known to be trascendental. OTOH it is a minor celebrity, so in some sense against the spirit of your suggestion.

See: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LiouvillesConstant.html

Wow!! does the watermark on the e-paper really have the valuable digits from 'e'?

Leave a comment

Profile pictures are tied to your email address and can be set up at Gravatar. Click here for recent comments.
(Note: You must have javascript enabled to leave comments, otherwise you will get a comment submission error.)
If you make a mistake or the comment doesn't show up properly, email me and I'll gladly fix it :-).


home     info     archive     contact     rss

Google+ Page   //   Facebook Page   //   Twitter Page

Welcome to Spiked Math!

Hello my fellow math geeks. My name is Mike and I am the creator of Spiked Math Comics, a math comic dedicated to humor, educate and entertain the geek in you. Beware though, there might be some math involved :D

New to Spiked Math?
View the top comics.

New Feature: Browse the archives in quick view! Choose from a black, white or grey background.