Feynman point

In the base 10 representation of π, at positions 762 through 767 (after the decimal point) there are six instances of the digit 9, called the Feynman point. Physicist Richard Feynman joked that he wanted to memorize π up to that point: 3.14159265358979323846264338 … 77130996051870721134999999… Such a recitation would erroneously suggest that π is a rational numberPlanetmathPlanetmathPlanetmath, the quotient of two integers that happen to be coprimeMathworldPlanetmathPlanetmath to the base.

Title Feynman point
Canonical name FeynmanPoint
Date of creation 2013-03-22 16:26:01
Last modified on 2013-03-22 16:26:01
Owner PrimeFan (13766)
Last modified by PrimeFan (13766)
Numerical id 5
Author PrimeFan (13766)
Entry type Example
Classification msc 11A63