69.30 A remarkable approximation to π

  • M. D. Stern


In the first book of Kings, we find a description of the temple built by King Solomon in which the measurements of the various parts are stated. In Chapter 7 v. 23 the ‘molten sea’, a large basin containing water in which the priests washed their hands and feet before performing the rites, is described. The verse states (in the A.V.)



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  • M. D. Stern
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  1. 1.John Dalton Faculty of TechnologyManchester PolytechnicManchesterUK

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