## Tuesday, June 29, 2004

### Pi in sexagesimal

```III
VIII    XXIX    XLIV    N       XLVII
XXV     LIII    VII     XXIV    LVII
XXXVI   XVII    XLIII   IV      XXIX
VII     X       III     XLI     XVII
LII     XXXVI   XII     XIV     XXXVI
XLIV    LI      L       XV      XXXIII
VII     XXIII   LIX     IX      XIII
XLVIII  XXII    XII     XXI     XLV
XXII    LVI     XLVII   XXXIX   XLIV
XXVIII  XXXVII  LVIII   XXIII   XXI
XI      LVI     XXXIII  XXII    XL
XLII    XXXI    VI      VI      IV
```
Sixty "digits" of pi, in base sixty (sexagesimal), in Roman numerals, as a tribute to Archimedes and other ancient mathematicians. Note that "N" stands for nihil or nullus, or zero. In modern notation pi = 3 units 8 minutes 29 seconds + 44/216000 + 0/60^4 + 47/60^5 + 25/60^6 + 53/60^7 + 7/60^8 + 24/60^9 + 57/60^10 + ... I have a hundred million sexagesimal digits lying around if anyone wants it.

#### 1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If it is still available, I know of a wonderful community over at reddit.com/r/math or r/trees that would want access if they knew this existed. I will inform the masses, Ken.