Pi Day is upon us, and UAB Campus Restaurants will be serving up a heaping variety of pies on March 14 in honor of Pi Day.
In case you weren't paying attention in math class, pi is that irrational number used to calculate the area of a circle with the formula A = π · r² or its circumference with the formula C = π · d. We most often see pi rounded to 3.14 (March 14, get it?), but its decimal places go on much longer than that—forever, in fact. Here's where you can see the first one million digits of pi (note: please memorize for Friday's quiz).
But enough about math... You're hungry! The Commons on the Green can service your critical pie needs with a number of options:
- Pumpkin Pie
- Chocolate Cream Pie
- S'mores Pie
- Boston Crème Pie
- Apple Pie
- Whoopee Pies
And, of course, there's the ever-popular pizza pie.
The cost for a meal is $7.99 for all you care to eat, so there's no reason you can't enjoy them all—or, at least, 3.14 slices.
Other great Pi resources:
- Mental Floss has compiled a handy Pi Day Gift Guide.
- Several years ago, there was a rumor circulating on the internet that the Alabama Legislature had redefined the value of pi to 3.
- Unfortunately, Netflix doesn't have the Darren Aronofsky movie "π" available for streaming, but they do have eight seasons of "Magnum P.I."