9780387205717-0387205713-Pi: A Source Book

Pi: A Source Book

ISBN-13: 9780387205717
ISBN-10: 0387205713
Edition: 3rd
Author: Berggren, J.L., Borwein, Jonathan, Borwein, Peter
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 816 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780387205717
ISBN-10: 0387205713
Edition: 3rd
Author: Berggren, J.L., Borwein, Jonathan, Borwein, Peter
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: Springer
Format: Hardcover 816 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Berggren, J.L., Borwein, Jonathan, Borwein, Peter wrote Pi: A Source Book comprising 816 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0387205713 and 9780387205717. Since then Pi: A Source Book textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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This book documents the history of pi from the dawn of mathematical time to the present. One of the beauties of the literature on pi is that it allows for the inclusion of very modern, yet accessible, mathematics. The articles on pi collected herein fall into various classes. First and foremost there is a selection from the mathematical and computational literature of four millennia. There is also a variety of historical studies on the cultural significance of the number. Additionally, there is a selection of pieces that are anecdotal, fanciful, or simply amusing.

For this new edition, the authors have updated the original material while adding new material of historical and cultural interest. There is a substantial exposition of the recent history of the computation of digits of pi, a discussion of the normality of the distribution of the digits, and new translations of works by Viete and Huygen.

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