When Pi is Not 3.14 | Infinite Series | PBS Digital Studios

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You’ve always been told that pi is 3.14. This is true, but this number is based on how we measure distance. Find out what happens to pi when we change the way we measure distance.

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Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards breaks down what happens to pi, and circles as well, when we change the metric we’re using.

Sources:

[Pi] is the Minimum Value of Pi by Charles Adler and James Tanton
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Thanks Kelly Delp!

Planar Isospectral Domains
https://math.dartmouth.edu/~doyle/docs/drum/drum.pdf

Written and Hosted by Kelsey Houston-Edwards
Produced by Rusty Ward
Graphics by Ray Lux
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Comments answered by Kelsey:

Chris Morong
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJZbyrfx-Q&lc=z12mezr4nw2vzrgya04cftkiovv0wreyam00k

Calvin Jones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJZbyrfx-Q&lc=z12awz2jmzn5gdmt423rdznw5rzqi3om1


Taylor Kinser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJZbyrfx-Q&lc=z133g5jhgqnnwlbry04ccbmjdozuc10qjkk0k

Spencer Key
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJZbyrfx-Q&lc=z13oxx1gqrvlhhevo23pglwwgvfdyr0ql04

Thiemo Krebsbach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkJZbyrfx-Q&lc=z120zx0ybomvcd1vp23tc1koun3cib2gp04