Thursday, July 10th — The “Feynman Point”

July 10, 2008

Today I Learned…

…about the “Feynman Point.”  The Feynman Point is a series of six consecutive 9’s starting at the 762nd decimal place of pi.  World-renowned physics professor Richard Feynman would quip about this statistical oddity in his lectures, saying that he’d love to memorize pi up to that point so he could recite it and then finish with “…nine nine nine nine nine nine and so on,” thus implying that the trancendental number pi finished in a string of infinitely many nines, which would make it a rational number.

Further Reading…


2 Responses to “Thursday, July 10th — The “Feynman Point””

  1. Raf Says:

    This is in fact a legitimate reason to continue memorizing… 652 to go :/

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