Irrational Number (Pi Part One)

Memorize pi by singing along with this song by Paul Nordquist

AUDIBLE PI

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VISIBLE PI

MUSICAL PI

Download the sheet music of "Irrational Number (Pi Part One)"

LYRICAL PI

If you feel like you got to do something irrational
Like learning a skill you can never apply
We can sing you a song that's completely irrational
A sweet little number we like to call Pi
It's a whale of a song, so we'll just do part one
If you want, sing along! It's irrational fun
Tell your friends they should give it a try
It's easy as...

verse one

3 point 14159 265 35
897 93 23846
264 338 3279
5028 841 971

69 3993 7510
582 0974944
59 2307 8164
06 286 20899

chorus one

862 803 4825
3421 170 679
821 480 8651
328 230 6647

verse two

093 84 460 95
505 82 23172
535 940 8128
4811 174 502

84 1027 0193
852 1105559
64 4622 9489
54 930 38196

chorus two

442 881 0975
6659 334 461
284 756 4823
378 678 3165

coda

27120 19091
45648 56692

34603 48610
45432 66482

13393 60726
02491 41273

72458 70066
06315 58817

48815 20920
96282 92540

91715 36436
78925 90360

for more digits, look here...

PI FACTOIDS

IRRATIONAL numbers are ones that can't be calculated as a ratio of two integers. Irrational actions are ones that aren't logically connected to a person's goals. By singing this song, you can experience both kinds of irrational!

MUSICAL NUMBERS probably emerged as a synonym for "songs" in the musical theater tradition, where each song, reprise, and incidental music is assigned its own number, to minimize confusion in the orchestra pit.

PI IS A BRIDGE BETWEEN OPPOSITES. Pi achieves what no rational number can do — it mathematically connects circles with squares.

PI IS A SYMBOL OF HOPE — of the hope that other irreconcilable realms can be bridged. Is there a way to build a connection between heaven and earth... or between men and women? The key, as pi teaches us, is to give up being rational.

PI IS GOD'S PRIVATE PHONE NUMBER. It takes an eternity to dial, but he picks up right away.

MEMORIZING PI is not actually necessary. We memorize hundreds or thousands of digits as a demonstration of our mastery over the numerical world. Six digits of pi is enough precision for any real-world calculation. With 50 digits of pi, you could calculate how many protons fit in the entire visible universe.

GREEKS invented the pi symbol thousands of years ago as part of their alphabet — and still use it today!

PI LINKS

joyofpi.com

Wikipedia on Pi

More music by Paul Nordquist