p ≈ 3.14159265
e ≈ 2.718281828459
In 1707, Leonhard Euler was born. He had high hopes of being famous, courteous of being one of the best mathematicians of his time. He put his time and effort into creating a unique, important irrational number, aptly named Euler’s number (or e for short). E is useful in numerous mathematical concepts, from compound interest to calculus. It even made itself a button on millions of calculators, no thousands of sub-menus to go through to find e. But no, Euler is not a household name. Euler’s hard work is always overshadowed by it lead competitor: p (pi). Pi and its circles was all Euler heard about till his death in 1783. Pi is so loved it was given 3/14 as its very own holiday. No one bothered, on the other hand, to declare 2/7 as Euler’s Day.
In honor of Pi Day, G.A.S.P. and MacFive we will be hosting an event to celebrate this great number!
Event Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Event Time: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Specific Location: Saddlebrook library meeting room. The address is 14850 Laurel Ave, Omaha, Nebraska.