Life of 3.14159… › Bernie’s Basics ABC Science

Most of us know that Pi or π has something to do with circles — or a guy in a boat with a tiger. But what’s grade 4 maths got to do with high-end physics?Pretty-much everything. Pi is in the circumference and area of every circle, and in the volume of every sphere too. And from planets to force fields there’s no shortage of those shapes in nature — so it’s not surprising that Pi turns up in equations describing orbits, rotation and the strength of fields that spread out in all directions.

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