History of American PIby jedishrfu Tags: american, computing pi, history, history of math, squaring a circle 

#1
Dec1313, 06:49 AM

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Interesting take on solving the Squaring the Circle problem enshrined in law:
http://pulse.edf.com/en/daypibecam...ampaign=Trafic 



#2
Dec1413, 12:10 AM

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Or this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Pie_(song)




#3
Dec1413, 12:57 AM

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[itex]\frac{22}{7}[/itex], [itex]\frac{16}{5}[/itex], or [itex]\frac{7^7}{4^9}[/itex], it's all the same.




#4
Dec1513, 06:47 PM

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Thanks
PF Gold
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History of American PI 



#5
Dec1513, 09:44 PM

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#6
Dec1513, 11:29 PM

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Legislation to force a mathematical concept into law.. Scary.
Reminds me, that there was a time one did not go against the church for fear of torture and or death. 



#7
Dec1613, 03:04 AM

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