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A History of π by Petr Beckmann
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Nov 14, 2009

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bookshelves: mathematics, history, science-history

He goes through history and discusses different civilizations approximations of pi. Pretty interesting to learn about the development of this concept and what it afforded it's developers. His promise of simple math...not so much. I could follow it sort of, although it was easy enough to just skip it and get the idea, which he also states. I loved that the book has pi written to ridiculous places in it. Most amusing. It seems as though the author regularly updates this book as well.

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