The Record Producer

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Production Theory

As a producer, I simply bring to life what already exists in my

imagination. Using a strait line by applying action steps to a circular

thought. My thoughts are circular, because I am thinking about the

end at the beginning. Geometrically, translating a circular

representation of two points (or a strait line) is done with Pi. Pi is the

number of times a circle’s diameter divides into its circumference.

*"The story of pi reflects the most seminal, the most serious and *

sometimes the silliest aspects of mathematics. A surprising amount

of the most important mathematics and a significant number of the

most important mathematicians have contributed to its unfolding --

directly or otherwise.

Pi is one of the few concepts in mathematics whose mention evokes

a response of recognition and interest in those not concerned

professionally with the subject. It has been a part of human culture

and the educated imagination for more than twenty five hundred

years.

The computation of Pi is virtually the only topic from the most ancient

stratum of mathematics that is still of serious interest to modern

mathematical research. And to pursue this topic as it developed

throughout the millennia is to follow a thread through the history of

mathematics that winds through geometry, analysis and special

functions, numerical analysis, algebra and number theory. It offers a

subject which provides mathematicians with examples of many

current mathematical techniques as well as a palpable sense of their

historical development."

imagination. Using a strait line by applying action steps to a circular

thought. My thoughts are circular, because I am thinking about the

end at the beginning. Geometrically, translating a circular

representation of two points (or a strait line) is done with Pi. Pi is the

number of times a circle’s diameter divides into its circumference.

sometimes the silliest aspects of mathematics. A surprising amount

of the most important mathematics and a significant number of the

most important mathematicians have contributed to its unfolding --

directly or otherwise.

Pi is one of the few concepts in mathematics whose mention evokes

a response of recognition and interest in those not concerned

professionally with the subject. It has been a part of human culture

and the educated imagination for more than twenty five hundred

years.

The computation of Pi is virtually the only topic from the most ancient

stratum of mathematics that is still of serious interest to modern

mathematical research. And to pursue this topic as it developed

throughout the millennia is to follow a thread through the history of

mathematics that winds through geometry, analysis and special

functions, numerical analysis, algebra and number theory. It offers a

subject which provides mathematicians with examples of many

current mathematical techniques as well as a palpable sense of their

historical development."