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Calculating Pi: from Antiquity to Modern Times
Authors

George Beck
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Plannning & Project Management
Michael Trott
Organization: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Department: Scientific Information Group
Description

Pi A survey of the many methods used to approximate Pi. For example, pictured here is the Pie Wedge method.
Subjects

*Applied Mathematics > Numerical Methods > Approximation Theory
*Mathematics > Number Theory
Keywords

Approximation, Method of Archimedes, Vieta's Formula
URL

http://documents.wolfram.com/v5/Demos/Notebooks/CalculatingPi.html
http://functions.wolfram.com/Constants/Pi/
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Pi.html

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