A History of Pi

by Beckmann, Petr
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ISBN: 9780312381851
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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.

  • Format: TradePaperback
  • Author: Beckmann, Petr
  • ISBN: 9780312381851
  • Condition: Used
  • Dimensions: 8.45 x 0.51
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • Publication Year: 1976

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