Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Square Root Day
Math nerds around the world are celebrating Square Root Day today, 3/3/09, ie 3 is the square root of 9. The last Square Root Day was 5 years ago on 2/2/04 and the next will be 7 years later on 4/4/16. Happy Square Root Day!
Sean has stopped doing this, but for a long time, he kept going around asking us, our friends, (and this is no good) his classmates, this question, "What's the square root of -1?" All the time, he'd go, "What's the square root of -1?" no matter how many times you give him the answer "i", he would still ask that question. I think he was just really intrigued by the concept of imaginary numbers. Here's a funny cartoon on imaginary and irrational numbers.