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Cog·i·ta·tion [koj-i-tey'-shun] – noun: Concerted thought or
reflection; meditation; contemplation.
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The next time you are at a
social gathering and find yourself challenged to recite the value of
π (pi) to the 14th decimal place,
try this common mnemonic, "How I want a drink, alcoholic of course,
after the heavy lectures involving quantum mechanics!" No doubt that
sentence was created by a college student, but it gets the job done.
Simply use the number of characters in each word, thus
π = 3.14159265358979. Entire
poems have been written to aid in recalling
π to 100 decimal places and
beyond. Make up your own, lengthier mnemonics, and be the hit of the