Mathematical Circles Revisited ; A Selection Collection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes (excerpt) (1971)

  • H. W. Eves


One of the most famous of all numbers is that universally designated today by the lower cast Greek letter π; it represents, among other things, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. It has enjoyed a long and interesting history, and over the years it has received ever better approximations.


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