More Digits of Pi
Date: 9/7/96 at 20:55:13 From: Anonymous Subject: More Digits of Pi Dear Dr. Math, Could you please tell me the biggest form of pi that you know of? I've tried to see how far it goes on the Windows Calculator and this is all I got: 3.14159265358979320526123046875 Thanks! Joe Snyder
Date: 9/8/96 at 0:2:0 From: Doctor Sarah Subject: Re: More Digits of Pi Hi Joe - A recent addition to our archive is the Pi entry in the Dr. Math FAQ: http://mathforum.org/dr.math/faq/ You'll find "A mere 50000 Digits of the Famous Transcendental" at http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/upi/pi.50000.html a page that (understandably) has at the top a link that says "(Take me away from here)" which goes to the home page of the author, Roy Williams. To read more about pi, take a look at http://www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/upi/pi.html or really spend some time browsing the Yahoo Pi Page Index, a searchable collection of WWW pages having to do with Pi: http://www.yahoo.com/Science/Mathematics/Numbers/PI/ How can you find all this? Go to any page of the Math Forum: http://mathforum.org/ and look in the lower righthand corner. Choose the link to SEARCH and then type pi (I actually typed "pi page" because I knew there was such a thing) and you'll get back a lot of sites to choose from to browse. It can be fun to look around the Math Forum for all kinds of good stuff, but if you get lost you can always come back here to Dr. Math and ask us. :-) -Doctor Sarah, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/
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