Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy Pi Day!

The math community worldwide celebrates 3/14 as Pi Day. In honor of this event, I present some Eckerd Library resources on that famous number, pi. Don't forget to join Prof. Kerr and colleagues in Sheen Lobby for fun activities and delicious fruit pie...mmmm...pie...


1/pi to 1.000.000 digits calculated by Yasumasa Kanada.
Available through NetLibrary

A history of [pi] by Petr Beckmann. Call Number QA 484 B4 1971

A history of the circle : mathematical reasoning and the physical universe by Ernest Zebrowski, Jr. Call Number Q 176 .Z42 1999

Computation of Pi by William Leonard Schaaf. Call Number QA 7 .S372 v.7

Nature and history of Pi by William Leonard Schaaf Call Number QA 7 .S372 v.6

Number [pi] by Pierre Eymard, Jean-Pierre Lafon; translated by Stephen S. Wilson. Call Number QA 484 .E9613 2004

Number Pi by Scott Hemphill. Available through NetLibrary

Pi, a source book edited by Lennart Berggren, Jonathan Borwein, Peter Borwein. Call Number QA 484 .P5 2004

Pi-unleashed by Jorg Arndt, Christoph Haenel; translated from the German by Catriona and David Lischka. Call Number QA 484 .A7513 2001

Porridge, pulleys and pi: two mathematical journeys. Ask at Circulation Desk

Pi from Mathworld Encyclopedia, contains links to many references

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