A history of [pi symbol] (pi)

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Golem Press, 1982 - Mathematics - 202 pages
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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. The mathematical level of this book is flexble, and there is plenty for readers of all ages and interests.

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Contents

DAWN
9
THE BELT
20
THE EARLY GREEKS
36
Copyright

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