## EBOOK × Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number ê Alfred S. Posamentier

EBOOK × Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number ê Alfred S. Posamentier We all learned that the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter is called pi and that the value of this algebraic symbol is roughly 314 What we weren't told though is that behind this seemingly mundane fact is a world of mystery which has fascinated mathematicians from ancient times to the present Simply put pi is weird Mathematicians The first third of this book is chock full of wildly interesting mathematical history regarding the evolution of our understanding of pi a highly intriguing and ubiuitous number with a simple concept the ratio of a circle's diameter to its circumference yet an as yet unobtainable exact value If and only if you're highly interested in lists of formulas which admittedly I kind of am the middle of the book is relatively interesting The last 40 or so pages are dedicated to showing the entire length of the known value of pi which is an astounding accomplishment to behold but naturally not the most thrilling reading material in and of itself Definitely check it out for the historical value; thanks to this book I discovered how long 500 stadia are

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EBOOK ê EPUB Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number ã 9781591022008 FREE Ì ❮Read❯ ➮ Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number Author Alfred S. Posamentier – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk We all learned that the ratio of the circumferenc Call it a transcendental number because its value cannot be calculated by any combination of addition subtraction multiplication division and suare root extraction In this delightful layperson's introduction to one of math's most interesting phenomena Drs Posamentier and Lehmann review pi's history from prebiblical times to the 21st century the man A good book most of the facts were known for me but I really enjoyed the recreational math part

### Alfred S. Posamentier ê Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious Number EBOOK

Pi A Biography of the World's Most Mysterious NumberY amusing and mind boggling ways of estimating pi over the centuries uirky examples of obsessing about pi including an attempt to legislate its exact value and useful applications of pi in everyday life including statisticsThis enlightening and stimulating approach to mathematics will entertain lay readers while improving their mathematical literacy I did not read this book for pleasure I read it because I had to write a paper about pi The book actually wasn't as boring as I thought it would be There were some very interesting facts about pi I never knew but I am a nerd what can I say