Buffon’s Needle or π from Breadsticks
Lecture no. 12 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition
Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
The integral involves breaking intervals of change into small pieces and then adding them up. We use Leibniz's notation for the integral because the long S shape reminds us that the definition of the integral involves sums.