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The meaning of pi

The meaning of pi
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Key Info
  • The meaning of pi
  • Duration: 00:52
  • Marcus du Sautoy explains the importance of the irrational number pi and outlines how any number you can possibly imagine will appear in the sequence somewhere. First broadcast on 'The Code' on BBC2 in August 2011.
  • Subject:

    Maths

       Topic:

    Geometry

  • Keywords: TheCode, Marcus du Sautoy, Circle, pi, circumference, area, irrational number
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be very useful when introducing pi to students.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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