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Pi

A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number

By Alfred S Posamentier,Ingmar Lehmann

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| Hardcover | 9781591022008

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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 cent Continue

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.

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Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 324 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 1591022002
  • ISBN-13: 9781591022008
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publish date: 2004-08-31
  • Dimensions: 129 mm x 1,031 mm x 1,483 mm
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