## pi

or π (Pronounced as "pie".) An important number in geometry. This is defined to be the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter of that circle, in flat space. π is an irrational number, which means that its exact value cannot be written down, though it can be calculated as precisely as necessary. Its value is approximately 3.14159265358979323...

## Inspiration

Go, wond'rous creature!
Mount where Science guides,
Go, measure earth, weigh air,
and state the tides;
Instruct the planets in
what orbs to run,
Correct old Time,
and regulate the Sun.

Alexander Pope's
An Essay on Man