A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number

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Publisher: Prometheus Books


Language: English | Number of Pages: 324 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 1591022002 | Isbn-13: 9781591022008 | Publish date: 

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Book Description
In this delightful layperson's introduction to one of math's most interesting phenomena, Drs Posamentier and Lehmann review p's history from pre-biblical times to the 21st century, the many amusing and mind-boggling ways of estimating p over the centuries, quirky examples of obsessing about p (including an attempt to legislate its exact value), and useful applications of p in everyday life, including statistics.