A History of Pi
ISBN10: 0312381859 ISBN13: 9780312381851 Contributors: Beckmann, Peter Publisher: Griffin Published: Aug 1 1976 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.