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π before it was known

Franka Miriam Brückler orcid id orcid.org/0000-0002-8410-0476 ; Matematički odsjek PMF-a, Sveučilište u Zagrebu


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Abstract

This paper is a survey of the early history of number π in the period when its existence was not yet proven. We give an overview of results related to area and circumference of circle in ancient civilisations, when the proportionality between circumference and diameter, and area and squared radius, was not yet proven, often not even clearly stated.

Keywords

π, circle, history of mathematics

Hrčak ID:

272198

URI

https://hrcak.srce.hr/272198

Publication date:

18.10.2021.

Article data in other languages: croatian

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