Pour La Science

Obsession de Pi

Source:

Pour La Science (French version of Scientific American), No 231

January, 1997

Summary:

This article discusses the impact of the discovery of a new formula for calculating Pi by the team at Simon Fraser University. The calculations and background are largely documented in this discussion and provide the readers with an in-depth look at the researchers' continuous obession with Pi. The role and importance of computers in doing mathematics are also explored.

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