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π hunting with Dr Mark McCartney

π is, believe it or not, a quite remarkable number with a long history. Indeed π pops up all over the place in mathematics, from the ancient Egyptians and the work of Archimedes to modern super-computers. In this talk we will take a few slices out of the mathematical pie, which is…π. Amongst other things Dr McCartney will show pupils ways to calculate π using an infinite sum of fractions and, at the other extreme, how to calculate π using toilet roll.
  • Location: Ulster
  • Secondary
When Oct 13, 2014
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Where University of Ulster, Loughview Suite, Jordanstown Campus
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Attendees Year 13 pupils
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