The Life of Pi: From Archimedes to ENIAC and Beyond

Borwein, Jonathan M. (2004) The Life of Pi: From Archimedes to ENIAC and Beyond. [Preprint]

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    The desire to understand pi, the challenge, and originally the need, to calculate ever more accurate values of pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, has challenged mathematicians---great and less great---for many many centuries and, especially recently, pi has provided compelling examples of computational mathematics. It is also part of both mathematical culture and of the popular imagination.

    Item Type: Preprint
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    Subjects: 01-xx History and biography
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    Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2004
    Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 11:13

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