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  • Paperback
  • 208
  • A History of Pi
  • Petr Beckmann
  • English
  • 24 April 2020
  • 9780312381851

Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters

review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann A History of Pi characters º 105 Or of the history of man Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror giving the background of the times when pi mad. In 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 that can NOT be written So starting from that point you know that any math this is included is likely to be bizarre Fair enoughHowever when the first few examples he gives of how the ancients found their values for pi are rendered into oh so simple differential calculus it does not count as making the book math lite to merely leave out the proof Leave out the differential calculus too Near as I can tell the half angle arctangent series are muy importanto to programming computers to figure out pi for usHowever the upshot to this book is that the author barely escaped from Soviet Russia and so has ZERO tolerance for oppression in any of its forms Therefor his tangents tend to turn into rants including my favorite part of the book where he successfully IMHO compares that paragon of western civilization the Holy Roman Empire with a few other empires Napoleon s ill fated French empire Russia s ill fated Soviet empire and Nazi Germany s ill fated Third Reich He also pulls no punches when dealing with forces that have stifled or otherwise countermanded the course of scientific and mathematical progress saving special vitriol for those who burned libraries And to be clear that was EVERYONE at some point or another Wild Storm 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 that can NOT be written So starting from that point EinFach Englisch Textausgaben Textausgaben für die Schulpraxis Echoes of the Empire The Mixed Voices of a Colonial Past 20th Century English Short Story you know that any math this is included is likely to be bizarre Fair enoughHowever when the first few examples he gives of how the ancients found their values for pi are rendered into oh so simple differential calculus it does not count as making the book math lite to merely leave out the proof Leave out the differential calculus too Near as I can tell the half angle arctangent series are muy importanto to programming computers to figure out pi for usHowever the upshot to this book is that the author barely escaped from Soviet Russia and so has ZERO tolerance for oppression in any of its forms Therefor his tangents tend to turn into rants including my favorite part of the book where he successfully IMHO compares that paragon of western civilization the Holy Roman Empire with a few other empires Napoleon s ill fated French empire Russia s ill fated Soviet empire and Nazi Germany s ill fated Third Reich He also pulls no punches when dealing with forces that have stifled or otherwise countermanded the course of scientific and mathematical progress saving special vitriol for those who burned libraries And to be clear that was EVERYONE at some point or another

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A History of Pi

review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann A History of Pi characters º 105 E progress and also when it did not because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticis. Easily readable for a mathematical book Full of interesting anecdotes A little light on Eastern mathematicians Consider 1 Chinese Lui Hui s 3rd century Algorithm With this method Zu Chongzhi obtained the eight digit result 31415926 31415927 which held the world record for the most accurate value of for 1200 years Japanese Seki Takakazu 1642 1708 who knew Pi to 10 decimal places Arabic Refer Moustafa Mawaldi articleon the Arabic influence here Indians have contributions from the greats Varahamihira Brahmagupta Sridhara Aryabhatta and Madhava but one cannot go past Srinivasa Ramanujan whose fast exponentially converging infinite series of Pi opened the door for Digit Hunters to use computers to calculate Pi to trillions of decimal places 02022018

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review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann A History of Pi characters º 105 The history of pi says the author though a small part of the history of mathematics is nevertheless a mirr. Great book If you enjoy reading about the history of math you ll enjoy this book Even if you skip over the euations


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    A History of Pi Free E–pub I 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 wo

  2. says: Read & Download A History of Pi A History of Pi Free E–pub Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters

    Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann Read & Download A History of Pi Great book If you enjoy reading about the history of math you'll enjoy this book Even if you skip over the euations

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    A History of Pi Free E–pub The 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 no

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    A History of Pi Free E–pub review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann Read & Download A History of Pi Brilliantly 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

  5. says: review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters Read & Download A History of Pi

    A History of Pi Free E–pub Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters Read & Download A History of Pi In 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 that can NOT be written So starting from that point you know that any math this is included is lik

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    Read & Download A History of Pi Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters A History of Pi Free E–pub Halfway 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 a

  7. says: A History of Pi Free E–pub review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters

    A History of Pi Free E–pub Easily readable for a mathematical book Full of interesting anecdotes A little light on Eastern mathematicians Consider 1

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    A History of Pi Free E–pub review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters Dear 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

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    A History of Pi Free E–pub Petr Beckmann ☆ 5 characters The 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

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    A History of Pi Free E–pub review Ü PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Petr Beckmann This 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 the actions of governments For reasons that have

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