tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4600584097070902407.post5359007194842717904..comments2022-12-02T07:06:38.870-08:00Comments on Geeky Mormon Woman: The Cake is a PieMeganhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02747952451997666369noreply@blogger.comBlogger2125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4600584097070902407.post-63713096544996861682012-04-16T10:48:30.910-07:002012-04-16T10:48:30.910-07:00I don't get it...I don't get it...Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4600584097070902407.post-13519233365146906072012-04-16T10:24:43.089-07:002012-04-16T10:24:43.089-07:00A fun and nerdly thing to do also is to research t...A fun and nerdly thing to do also is to research the BBP formula for pi, then write a computer program to compute the base 16 expansion of pi starting at the millionth hexidencimal digit. Cool stuff! In general, there is a lot of interesting mathematics dealing with the expansions of irrational numbers, and the subject of real analysis itself has some way cool stuff in it like the Baire Category Theorem. If I'm remembering correctly, this theorem was used in my real analysis class to show that the set of all typical continuous functions was no-where dense in the set of all continuous functions. In other words, when your high school math teacher drew a picture of a continuous function on the chalk board and said, "this is what a continuous function looks like", he or she was completely wrong!!!Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com