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Snellius versneld

By F. Beukers and W. Reinboud


Practically all computations of the value of π before 1600 were done using Archimedes'\ud method. As is well-known, this method consists of approximation of the circle with diameter 1 by inscribed and circumscribed regular polygons. Denote the circumference of the inscribed and circumscribed regular N-gon by PN and QN respectively ... (To appear in: Nieuw Archief voor Wiskunde 3(2002), 60-63

Topics: Wiskunde en Informatica
Publisher: Koninklijk Wiskundig Genootschap
Year: 2001
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