Calculating Pi by Weighting
We have to construct a prism with a squared base and a cylinder whose base in the circle inscribed in the square and both with the same height.
First we fill both with rice (the cylinder inside the prism) and weight the set, then we extract the cylinder and weight it as you can see in the following image
finally multiplying the quotient by 4 we will have pi.
So, follow the steps
APRIL 20
Following the instructions given above from Spain, find below the directions given to the French students for their assignment.
Your video or your written article for the magazine will include the elements listed below.
Insert the following keywords: cylinder, weight, mass, to weigh, radius, height, prism, ratio, circle...\bigskip
1. Give a title
2. State the problem in a short introduction (one or two sentences).
3.Describe the experiment held in the lab. Give your measurements found in your team.
4. Explain the math reasoning with formulas.
5.Calculate by inserting your own measurements in the formulas.
6. What is your final approximation of pi.
7. Compare your result to the real value of pi.