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14 March 2010

Pi Ever heard of Pi-day? Well, happy Pi-day because it is Pi-day on March 14. You get the link? What if you write March 14 as 3/14 or 3.14...

So if Pi is your thing, you might be interested in a virtual tour around the world visiting places where Pi played a major role.

Have a look at

 
and learn that the Great Pyramid of Giza has a shape linked to the magic number Pi.

Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid of Giza has a shape linked to the magic number Pi (read more about it).
Source: Nina (CC 3.0)
Is mathematics and science your thing? Then you might be interested in these virtual and real tours. We selected a few interesting ones for you from the RouteYou collection
  1. Mathematics
    1. A virtual tour of locations related to mathematics
    1. Seven Bridges of Königsberg Walk
    2. Tycho Brahe walk on Hven
    3. Rostock & Tycho Brahe
    4. Galileo Galilei walk through Florence
  2. Computer science
    1. Charles Babage Cycling Tour in London
    2. A virtual tour of computer science places
    3. Paul Otlet (founding father of the Hyperlink) - Mundaneum Tour 
  3. Science
    1. Speed of light walk in Paris
    2. Speed of sound tour near Hilversum (Netherlands)
    3. John Dalton tour through the Lake District and the Orkshire Dales
    4. Mendeleev Route
    5. Charles Darwin Tour
    6. Alexander Von Humboldts Latin American expedition
Kaliningrad
The Königsberg problem (how to cross 7 bridges only once with one path)
puzzled many people. At the end, it was solved by mathematician Leonhard Euler.
You can still go there and try it youself.

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Deleted user

2010-05-18 14:04:25

cool