St. Martin's Press

A History of Pi

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ISBN: 9780880294188
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 1990-06
Number of pages: 200
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The history of pi, says the author, though a small part of the history of mathematics, is nevertheless a mirror of the history 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.

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