A Conversation for Mnemonics and Other Learning Devices
Gnomon - time to move on Started conversation Aug 15, 2002
To remember the digits of Pi:
How I wish I could calculate Pi.
The number of letters in each word gives the digits in Pi.
A more elaborate one is:
How I want a drink, alcoholic of course after all those chapters involving Quantum Mechanics.
Ashley Posted Aug 15, 2002
xyroth Posted Aug 16, 2002
I am afraid that I cheated. I wrote myself a little computer program that knew it to the 200 digits that are what you need for the most acurate calculations in this universe.
every so often I go back and tell it what I think pi is, and it shows me how much I got right, and what the next few digits are.
you do that every so often, and you can remember quite a bit of pi.
I don't currently need it vary acurate, so I only remember it as being 3.1415926 but with a good guess for the next few digits.
Pi isn't the only number this program lets me learn. It is set up to remember e,c, and a number of others as well.
I know this method is sort of cheating, but it does have the advantage tht it works.
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