Approximations of

Approximations of

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. This page is about the history of approximations for the mathematical constant pi ( ). There is a table summarizing the chronology of computation of . See also the history of pi for other aspects of the evolution of our knowledge about mathematical properties of pi. Some Egyptologists have suggested that ancient Egyptians encoded pi in their monuments-that the Great Pyramid was built so that the circle whose radius is equal to the height of the pyramid has a circumference equal to the perimeter of the base. Others have argued that the ancient Egyptians had no concept of pi and would not have thought to encode it in their monuments. They argue, based on documents such as the Rhind papyrus, that the shapes of the pyramids are based on simple ratios of the sides of right angled triangles.show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136589974
  • 9786136589978