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The Joy of Pi

By David Blatner

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| Paperback | 9780140266801

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For 4000 years we have struggled with pi - the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This book tells the story of pi, from Archimedes to da Vinci, and from Newton to the Chudnovsky brothers, who are calculating pi to billions of places w Continue

For 4000 years we have struggled with pi - the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This book tells the story of pi, from Archimedes to da Vinci, and from Newton to the Chudnovsky brothers, who are calculating pi to billions of places with a homemade supercomputer.

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    Un divertente excursus sulla storia del pi greco

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  • English Books
  • Paperback 144 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0140266801
  • ISBN-13: 9780140266801
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publish date: 1998-09-24
  • Dimensions: 77 mm x 1,031 mm x 1,031 mm
  • Also available as: Hardcover , None
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