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Pi, a source book

Author: J L Berggren; Jonathan M Borwein; Peter B Borwein
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Documents the history of pi. The articles on pi collected herein include selections from the mathematical and computational literature over four millennia, a variety of historical studies on the  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J L Berggren; Jonathan M Borwein; Peter B Borwein
ISBN: 0387205713 9780387205717
OCLC Number: 853079185
Description: xix, 797 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Preface.- Acknowledgements.- Introduction.- The Rhind Mathematical Papyrus-Problem 50.- Engles. Quadrature of the Circle in Ancient Egypt.- Archimedes. Measurement of a Circle.- Phillips. Archimedes the Numerical Analyst.- Lam & Ang. Circle Measurements in Ancient China.- The Banu Musa: The Measurement of Plane and Solid Figures.- Madhava's. The Power Series for Arctan and Pi.- Hope-Jones. Ludolph van Ceulen.- Viete. Variorum de Revus Mathematicis Reponsorum Liber VII.- Wallis. Computation of Pi by Successive Interpolations.- Wallis. Arithmetica Infinitorum.- Huygens. De Circuli Magnitudine Inventa.- Gregory. Correspondence with John Collins.- Jones. The First Use of Pi for the Circle Ratio.- Newton. Of The Method of Fluxions and Infinite Series.- Euler. Chapter 10 of Introduction to Analysis of the Infinite.- Lambert. Memoire Sur Quelques Proprietes Remarquables Des Quantites Transcendentes Circulaires et Logarithmiques.- Lambert. Irrationality of Pi.- Shanks. Contributions to Mathematics Comprising Chiefly of the Rectification of the Circle to 607 Places of Decimals.- Hermite. Sur La Fonction Exponentielle.- And much more...
Other Titles: Pi
Responsibility: [edited by] Lennart Berggren, Jonathan Borwein, Peter Borwein.
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