Courtesy Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880):

Yes, that’s a squiggle for pi.

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Posted on February 22, 2008 by Jason Dyer

Courtesy Benjamin Peirce (1809-1880):

Yes, that’s a squiggle for pi.

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Filed under: History, Humor, Mathematics |

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Ian, on February 29, 2008 at 1:41 am said:Jason,

Thanks for your comment over at my blog. It was definitely a bit of a transition taking over classes midyear. However, things are running MUCH smoother now. I look forward to returning next year where I can start every one of my classes from day one.

Also, I’m enjoying the posts you’ve got going on here. A nice space to check out mathy stuff. Good work! I’ll definitely be visiting.

~IG

Zac, on March 20, 2008 at 5:46 am said:Hi Jason

Actually, is it…

1. A badly written pi?

2. His own symbol for pi?

3. A paper clip?

Speaking of failing math notation, you may be interested in my Towards more meaningful math notation.

Also, I will be submitting an article for the Math Carnival (seeing as how I just missed out on this week’s one over at Tyler & Foxy’s).

Jason Dyer, on March 20, 2008 at 6:29 am said:His own symbol for pi. His symbol for e is the same thing, only backwards.

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