11 questions linked to/from Why is $\pi$ equal to $3.14159...$?
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### Intuitive Understanding of the constant “$e$”

Potentially related-questions, shown before posting, didn't have anything like this, so I apologize in advance if this is a duplicate. I know there are many ways of calculating (or should I say "...
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### $\pi$ in arbitrary metric spaces

Whoever finds a norm for which $\pi=42$ is crowned nerd of the day! Can the principle of $\pi$ in euclidean space be generalized to 2-dimensional metric/normed spaces in a reasonable way? For ...
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### Symbol for “probably equal to” (barring pathology)?

I am writing lecture notes for an applied statistical mechanics course and often need to express the notion that something is very probably true for functional forms found in the wild, without ...
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I'm supposed to give a 30 minutes math lecture tomorrow at my 3-grade daughter's class. Can you give me some ideas of mathemathical puzzles, riddles, facts etc. that would interest kids at this age? ...
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### Are $\pi$ and $e$ algebraically independent?

Update Edit : Title of this question formerly was "Is there a polynomial relation between $e$ and $\pi$?" Is there a polynomial relation (with algebraic numbers as coefficients) between $e$ or $\pi$ ?...
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### Why are all circles similar? (Why is $\pi$ a constant?) [duplicate]

I just know that I'm going to look like a crackpot, but here goes. The number $\pi$ is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. So there is an assumption here that all ...
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### The origin of $\pi$

How was $\pi$ originally found? Was it originally found using the ratio of the circumference to diameter of a circle of was it found using trigonometric functions? I am trying to find a way to find ...
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### Philosophical question about Pi and connections in maths

Pi is the ratio of circumference of a circle to its diameter. Okay. Got that, easy enough. Now, why does the following equality hold true?  \frac{\pi}{4} = 1 - \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{5} - \frac{1}{...
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### Is the value of $\pi$ in 2d the same in 3d? [closed]

I am starting with my question with the note "Assume no math skills". Given that, all down votes are welcomed. (At the expense of better understanding of course!) Given my first question: What is ...
### Not $\pi$ - What if I used $3$? Teaching $\pi$ discovery to K-6th grade
So, in ancient Mesopotamia they knew that they didn't really have the correct number ($\pi$) to determine attributes of a circle. They rounded to $3$. If you acted as though $\pi=3$, what shape would ...
### Why is treating $i$ as a constant in integration, valid?
Why do we, when doing integrals like $\int i\cos xdx$, treat $i$ to be a constant? Is there any proof? Wolfram gives the answer simply as $i\sin x+\text{[constant]}$. I have a confusion, because ...