The (Digital) Life of Pi

Borwein, Jonathan M. and Macklem, Mason S. (2004) The (Digital) Life of Pi. [Print Journal] (Unpublished)

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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. We describe recent high-precision computations of Pi, and discuss motivations for these computations.

    Item Type: Print Journal
    Additional Information: pubdom FALSE
    Subjects: 00-xx General
    01-xx History and biography
    Faculty: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Mason Macklem
    Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2004
    Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 11:13

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