A History of Pi

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Macmillan, 1971 - 200 σελίδες
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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.

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a bit of a rant, with (to my mind) needless disparagement of aristotle (among others). a somewhat irritating and inconsistent bias toward the practical ("There is no practical or scientific value in ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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Κριτική χρηστών  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This a well written book that sits at the edge of math and history. Its genius is in the tone. Mr Beckmann is an opinionated fellow (don't ask him for his thoughts on the United Nations), but his ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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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.

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