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A History of Pi

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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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-195) and index.

About the Author

Petr Beckmann was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1924. Until 1963, he worked as a research scientist for the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, when he was invited as a Visiting Professor to the University of Colorado, where he decided to stay permanently as professor of electrical engineering. He has authored eleven books and more than fifty scientific papers, mostly on probability theory and electromagnetic wave propagation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312381851
Author:
Beckman, Peter
Author:
Beckmann, Petr
Author:
Beckman, Peter
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Number Theory
Subject:
Algebra - General
Subject:
Pi
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Mathematics -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
19
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
41
Publication Date:
19760731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.28 x 5.56 x 0.58 in

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