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Pi - Unleashed

Author: Jörg Arndt; Christoph Haenel
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Never in the 4000-year history of research into pi have results been so prolific as at present. In their book Joerg Arndt and Christoph Haenel describe in easy-to-understand language the latest and most fascinating findings of mathematicians and computer scientists in the field of pi. Attention is focussed on new methods of computation whose speed outstrips that of predecessor methods by orders of magnitude.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jörg Arndt; Christoph Haenel
ISBN: 9783642567353 3642567355
OCLC Number: 851702847
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 270 pages)
Contents: The State of Things --
How Random is Pi?- Estimations of Pi --
Arcus Tangens --
Gauss and Pi --
Ramanujan and Pi --
The Borweins and Pi --
The BBP Technique --
Arithmetic --
Miscellaneous --
History --
The Future: Internet and Pi Computations --
Pi Equations --
Tables --
Documentation for the hfloat Library --
Other High-Precision Libraries --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Jörg Arndt, Christoph Haenel.

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