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A History of π (PI)

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This edition was published in by Barnes & Noble in New York, USA.

Written in English

202 pages

"Documents the calculation, numerical value, and use of the ratio from 2000 B.C. to the modern computer age, detailing social conditions in eras when progress was made."

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A history of π (pi)
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A History of PI

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Work Description

The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history of man. Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror, giving the background of the times when pi made progress and also when it did not, because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism. The mathematical level of this book is flexible, and there is plenty for readers of all ages and interests.

A History of π (PI)

This edition was published in by Barnes & Noble in New York, USA.


First Sentence

"A million years or so have passed since the tool-wielding animal called man made its appearance on this planet."

Edition Description

"Documents the calculation, numerical value, and use of the ratio from 2000 B.C. to the modern computer age, detailing social conditions in eras when progress was made."

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Copyright Date
1971

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Open Library
OL8133438M
Internet Archive
historyofpisymbo00beck
ISBN 10
0880294183
ISBN 13
9780880294188
Library Thing
63165
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125074

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