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The Joy of Pi (Penguin Press Science) Paperback – 24 Sep 1998

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New edition edition (24 Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140266801
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140266801
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 1.2 x 16 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,360,225 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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For 4000 years we have struggled with pi - the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This book tells the story of pi, from Archimedes to da Vinci, and from Newton to the Chudnovsky brothers, who are calculating pi to billions of places with a homemade supercomputer.

About the Author

David Blatner is an internationally known expert in computing and the author of seven books on topics such as digital imaging and virtual reality. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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