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

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The Bodleian library holds a manuscript containing mathematical tables and a calculation of Pi 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 Pi.

Dans les collections de la Bibliothèque Bodleian à Oxford se trouve un manuscrit comprenant plusieurs tables mathématiques, ainsi qu'un calcul de la valeur de π jusqu'à la cent cinquante-quatrième décimale...

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Department:
All Souls
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Historia Mathematica
Volume:
42
Issue:
3
Pages:
343–351
Acceptance date:
2015-01-18
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0315-0860
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English
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