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A history of [pi symbol]

Author: Petr Beckmann
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Golem Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress -- and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Petr Beckmann
ISBN: 0911762183 9780911762181
OCLC Number: 53748607
Description: 202 pages : illustrations, portrait
Contents: Dawn --
The belt --
The early Greeks --
Euclid --
The Roman pest --
Archimedes of Syracuse --
dusk --
Night --
Awakening --
The digit hunters --
The last Archimedeans --
Prelude to breakthrough --
Newton --
Euler --
The Monte Carlo method --
The transcendence of [pi] --
The modern circle squarers --
The computer age.
Responsibility: Petr Beckmann.

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The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress -- and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism.

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