- Paperback
- 208
- A History of Pi
- Petr Beckmann
- English
- 08 June 2017
- 9780312381851

## Petr Beckmann ´ 2 Summary

Review µ A History of Pi Petr Beckmann ´ 2 Summary Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Petr Beckmann E progress and also when it did not because science was being stifled by militarism or religious fanaticis. The title is pretty self explanatory You want to know how pi was discovered Read this For some reason I m semi fascinated with the discovery of math If anyone knows a good book about vectors let me know Antonioni or The Surface of the World because science was Weekend Language: Presenting with More Stories and Less PowerPoint being stifled The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden book about vectors let me know

### Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Petr Beckmann

Review µ A History of Pi Petr Beckmann ´ 2 Summary Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Petr Beckmann Or of the history of man Petr Beckmann holds up this mirror giving the background of the times when pi mad. In the first few pages the author describes this book as being light on the math Well you could have fooled me Clearly it is a book about math and than that it is a book about a transcendental number a constant that can NOT be written So starting from that point you know that any math this is included is likely to be bizarre Fair enoughHowever when the first few examples he gives of how the ancients found their values for pi are rendered into oh so simple differential calculus it does not count as making the book math lite to merely leave out the proof Leave out the differential calculus too Near as I can tell the half angle arctangent series are muy importanto to programming computers to figure out pi for usHowever the upshot to this book is that the author barely escaped from Soviet Russia and so has ZERO tolerance for oppression in any of its forms Therefor his tangents tend to turn into rants

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Review µ A History of Pi Petr Beckmann ´ 2 Summary Summary ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Petr Beckmann The history of pi says the author though a small part of the history of mathematics is nevertheless a mirr. Great book If you enjoy reading about the history of math you ll enjoy this book Even if you skip over the euations