Monday, Dec. 14
MSCS Colloquium: Approximating Pi Using Similar Triangles
Ryota Matsuura, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
I will present a method for approximating pi using similar triangles. The method relies on a repeated/recursive application of a geometric construction that allows us to easily inscribe regular polygons inside a unit circle with arbitrarily large number of sides. As an added bonus, I will also derive some interesting identities, including an infinite product for pi that was first discovered in the late 16th century.
3:30p.m., RNS 310
Game Night: Pi Mu Epsilon hosting this event.
Have fun before finals! Challenge your friends and maybe even a MSCS faculty to one of the many games available. Pizza and snacks will be served at 6:30pm.
6pm – 9pm, RMS 6th Floor Lounge
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