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Story of man Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror giving the background of the times The history of pi says the author though a small part of the history of mathematics is nevertheless a mirror of the hi

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A History of PiStory of man Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror giving the background of the times when pi made progress and also when it did not because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticism

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiI received this book on March 14 during my annual pi day celebration We had finished the pizza but hadn’t gotten to the apple pie yet We were listening to a special music mix for the occasion including “Circle Dream” by 10000 maniacs “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show and of course “American Pie” by Don Mclean And while the pie was delicious this made for an even tastier dessertWhat the world needs now are opinionated and bellicose mathematicians and I’m itching to pummel anyone who says otherwise Everyone

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiGreat book If you enjoy reading about the history of math you'll enjoy this book Even if you skip over the euations

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiThe fact that it was written in 1971 adds a little bit of out of date flavor that makes A History of Pi a lot amusing than it otherwise might have beenAs a history of pi it kind of doesn't really work for a couple of reasons First of all its not really a history of pi Its like a history of mathematics in general But even there its far too anecdotal to serve as any real history lesson Beckmann jumps and skips from one era to another giving you the lowdown on a random sampling of famous mathemeticians The fact that he occasionally delves into the methods by which those mathemeticians were abl

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiBrilliantly outlined history of pi but just like Charles Seife's Zero The Biography of a Dangerous Idea I am left wanting I want the Chinese Mayan and Indian history of pi The Mayan history of pi was most likely burned by that one bishop but the Chinese and Indian history I believe to be still in existence Other than that it was a thoroughly engrossing read and definitely nice to have read for my continuing Mathematics education

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiIn the first few pages the author describes this book as being 'light on the math' Well you could have fooled me Clearly it is a book about math and than that it is a book about a transcendental number a constant tha

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiHalfway through the book the author writes that the digits beyond the first few decimal places of Pi are of no practical scientific value Four decimal places are sufficient for the design of the finest engines; ten decimal places would be sufficient to obtain the circumference of the earth within a fraction of an inch And yet I find myself continuing reading through the rest of the book of how new methods to find decimals places were discoveredAlthough a little outdated in the last chapters the underlying narrative of the book is a brief history of man beginning in the stone age all the way through the computer age at the end of the

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiEasily readable for a mathematical book Full of interesting anecdotes A little light on Eastern mathematicians Consider 1 Chinese Lui Hui’s 3rd century

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiDear Goodreads AdminsPlease rig your system so that the average star rating for this book is eual to the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter rounded to three significant digitsThanks jeffPS I am still almost as ignorant about π as i was before reading this book Disappointing

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiThe title is pretty self explanatory You want to know how pi was discovered? Read this For some reason I'm semi fascinated with the discovery of math If anyone knows a good book about vectors let me know

kindle ↠ A History of Pi Ö Paperback read A History of PiThis book earns five stars for the explanations of the history how the knowledge of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to the diameter π progressed The rating was reduced due to the inclusion of several snarky and otherwise irrelevant comments regarding politics and th