An interesting point
: To the best scientific guesses we have, the Universe
.. Everything, ;-) .. shouldn't be more than a few Googol
s wide, and it's probably a sphere
. So you would use Pi
to calculate its area
or how much stuff is inside of it.
The thing is that to calculate anything to a Googol
with significant digits
, you only need 100 digits of Pi. So we could calculate the number of quark
s (small atomic particle
s) in the entire Universe
with, giving ourselves a thousand times more head-room than we think we need, 100,000 digits of Pi.
is the first 119,000 digits of Pi. Just imagine
- with this number we could calculate perfect
ly the amount of atomic particles in Creation
, if we had It
s diameter (or some related precise measurement).
So, if this is the case, why do we have supercomputer
s working at this minute on Pi's digits well into the Billions? And why do people have it memorized to all those digits?