Monday, November 19, 2012

Pi vs. Pie


This comic is dedicated to Archimedes and Wayne Thiebaud. Happy Thanksgiving!

13 comments:

Ilya Smirnov said...

While I hate to do this, considering how much I enjoy all of your comics and artwork, there's a small numerical error that I wanted to point out – in panel 2, the value '3.1459…' is listed, but π starts with '3.14159…'. Nevertheless, excellent as always! Thank you for all of your work, it's always a pleasure to see "1 unread" in my RSS reader for your site! Happy Thanksgiving from Scotland!

Kleine Wunder überall said...

Wow, this is so wonderful. I'm looooving you artwork, especially the maths-related ones. (Would you care if I translated them into German for you? That way you would have them in another language and I could use them with my students...)
( ellen(dot)quesseleit(atttt)

Kleine Wunder überall said...

I meant: ellen(dot)quesseleit(@t)gmail(dot)com

Grant said...

Ilya: I corrected it, thank you!

Marty said...

Mmmmm pie....

Anonymous said...

As a mincemeat pie lover, I have to object. The probability of it being eaten is definitely not zero.

Pat said...

I concur on the mincemeat numerical error, but am willing to allow it since it means more mincemeat for me.

Grant said...

@Kleine Wunder überall: Sure, feel free to translate them. :)

@Pat and Anonymous: Before the existence of mincemeat pie lovers is validated, I need to see a geometrical proof!

Anonymous said...

The Pi(e) chart really should show some overlap. Are not some Math Teachers also Clowns, who like both Pi and Pie?

Anonymous said...

In both panel threes I believe the formulae should be:
(Theta/360)*pi*r²
and
(Theta/360)pi*r²-(1/2)r²*sin(Theta)
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FROM FRANCE AND FLORIDA.

Grant said...

@Anonymous: Correct! But in my formula, theta is in radians, not degrees. Happy Thanksgiving!

halojones-fan said...

HUGE ERROR

The kind of superpicky eater who reused to consume anything but pizza would also insist that it be plain cheese pizza with absolutely no toppings on it of any kind even if you pick them off it still tastes like mushrooms!!

Pinwheel Man said...

"Northerners," griped a man I once met in Tennessee. "Y'all come down here with yer fancy ideas. -- like that there new math. Be tellin' us pi R squared, when everybody knows pie are round and cornbread are squared!"