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

  • Lennart Berggren
  • Jonathan Borwein
  • Peter Borwein

Abstract

One of the most famous of all numbers is that universally designated today by the lower case 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.

Keywords

Assure Lime Peri 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lennart Berggren
    • 1
  • Jonathan Borwein
    • 1
  • Peter Borwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada

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