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Pi, a source book

Author: Lennart Berggren; Jonathan M Borwein; Peter B Borwein
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©1997.
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"This book documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. The story of pi reflects the most seminal, the most serious, and sometimes the most whimsical aspects of mathematics. Much significant mathematics originates with pi, and many great mathematicians have contributed to this story's unfolding." "Mathematicians and historians of mathematics will find this book indispensable.  Read more...
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Pi, a source book.
New York : Springer, ©1997
(OCoLC)625954185
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennart Berggren; Jonathan M Borwein; Peter B Borwein
ISBN: 0387949240 9780387949246 3540949240 9783540949244
OCLC Number: 36083554
Description: xix, 716 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Responsibility: [edited by] Lennart Berggren, Jonathan Borwein, Peter Borwein.

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"This book documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. The story of pi reflects the most seminal, the most serious, and sometimes the most whimsical aspects of mathematics. Much significant mathematics originates with pi, and many great mathematicians have contributed to this story's unfolding." "Mathematicians and historians of mathematics will find this book indispensable. Teachers at every level can find here ample resources for anything from individual talks and student projects to special topics courses."--Jacket.

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