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[Pi] : a biography of the world's most mysterious number

Author: Alfred S Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The authors review Pi's history from prebiblical times to the twenty-first century and the many amusing and often mind-boggling attempts to estimate its precise value ...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Posamentier, Alfred S.
[Pi].
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2004
(OCoLC)622477994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred S Posamentier; Ingmar Lehmann
ISBN: 1591022002 9781591022008
OCLC Number: 55097092
Description: 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 What Is [pi]? 13 --
Chapter 2 The History of [pi] 41 --
Chapter 3 Calculating the Value of [pi] 79 --
Chapter 4 [pi] Enthusiasts 117 --
Chapter 5 [pi] Curiosities 137 --
Chapter 6 Applications of [pi] 157 --
Chapter 7 Paradox in [pi] 217 --
Appendix A A Three-Dimensional Example of a Rectilinear Equivalent to a Circular Measurement 293 --
Appendix B Ramanujan's Work 297 --
Appendix C Proof That e[superscript pi greater than sign pi superscript e] 301 --
Appendix D A Rope around the Regular Polygons 305.
Other Titles: Biography of the world's most mysterious number
Responsibility: Alfred S. Posamentier & Ingmar Lehmann ; afterword by Herbert A. Hauptman.

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The authors review Pi's history from prebiblical times to the twenty-first century and the many amusing and often mind-boggling attempts to estimate its precise value ...

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