Mathematical constants and computation
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Xavier Gourdon and Pascal Sebah  
How famous mathematical constants were computed in the past, and current ways of obtaining them: pi, e, the logarithmic constant, square root of 2, Euler's constant, and Apery's constant. Also algorithms (arbitrary precision computation; FFT based multiplication of large numbers; Binary splitting method; Inverse and nth root of large numbers; Newton's iteration), programs for computing constants, number theory, and miscellaneous (quotes, the gamma function, the Riemann zeta function, and more).  


Levels:  High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Quotations, Topic Tools Miscellaneous 
Math Topics:  Prime Numbers, e, Pi, Algorithms, Analytic Number Theory 
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