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A 'lost' chapter in the calculation of π: Baron Zach and MS Bodleian 949

Abstract:
The Bodleian library holds a manuscript containing mathematical tables and a calculation of π to 154 decimal places, last described (in part) in 1802. This paper provides an outline of the manuscript's contents and relates it to contemporary developments in the computation of π.
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1016/j.hm.2015.01.002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, Colleges and Halls
Publisher:
Elsevier Inc. Publisher's website
Journal:
Historia Mathematica Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
343-351
Publication date:
2015-02-12
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EISSN:
1090-249X
ISSN:
0315-0860
URN:
uuid:30c641a6-8291-4e6f-9ccb-df70de6ab4f6
Source identifiers:
628223
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pubs:628223
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