Nair, Thamban M.
(2022)
An Iterative Approximation of π.
At Right Angles (14).
pp. 8491.
ISSN 25821873
Abstract
The number π is ubiquitous in mathematics and in diverse fields of knowledge from ancient times. It is known that π is not a rational number. Also, it is known that it cannot be expressed in a compact form using simple arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or by taking roots. In other words, π is not an algebraic number. (A real number is an algebraic number if it is a zero of a polynomial with integer coefficients.)
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Authors: 
Nair, Thamban M. 
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Uncontrolled Keywords: 
pi, approximation, iteration, limit, calculus, sequence, algebraic number, polynomial, real number, integer, Archimedes, Madhava, Leibniz 
Subjects: 
Natural Sciences > Mathematics 
Divisions: 
Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles 
Full Text Status: 
Public 
URI: 
http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4163 
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