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The number π is a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, ..... Liu later invented a faster method of calculating π and obtained a value of 3.14 w...

William Jones and his Circle: The Man who invented Pi | History Today

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In 1706 a little-known mathematics teacher named William Jones first used a symbol to represent the platonic concept of pi, an ideal that in numerical terms can ...

Where Does 'PI' Come From?

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But did you ever wonder where PI came from? Did somebody make it up? Was it invented? Where does it come from!? PI is a truly magical number! The symbol ...

The Straight Dope: Who invented pi?

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Sep 17, 2002 ... Dear Straight Dope: Hey for my Algerbra class, our teacher told us that we could get extra credit if we told him Who Invented Pi (mathmatically ...

Pi Day: History of Pi | Exploratorium

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Pi has been known for almost 4000 years—but even if we calculated the number of seconds in those 4000 years and calculated pi to that number of places, we ...

The History of Pi - Rutgers

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The History of Pi. David Wilson History of Mathematics Rutgers, Spring 2000. Throughout the history of mathematics, one of the most enduring challenges has  ...

Why Was Pi Invented? - Math Forum - Ask Dr. Math

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Date: 04/10/2003 at 05:49:07 From: Katharine Subject: Pi - why was it even invented?? Dr. Math, I don't understand why pi was invented in the first place. I know ...

A brief history of pi | PCWorld

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Mar 13, 2013 ... In honor of Pi Day, we bring you a brief history of everyone's favorite irrational constant.

The amazing history of pi - University of Arkansas at Little Rock

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That the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle is constant (namely, pi) has been recognized for as long as we have written records. A ratio of 3:1 ...

Who invented pi? - Ask.com

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A mathematics teacher named William Jones is credited with first using the symbol π in 1706 to represent the concept of the ratio between a circle's ...

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The earliest known textually evidenced approximations of pi date from around 1900 BCE; they are 25/8 (Babylonia) and 256/81 (Egypt), both within 1% of the true value.
The Greek letter pi was first used to represent the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter in 1709 by mathematician William Jones.
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Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π | Science | The Guardian

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Mar 14, 2015 ... Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π. Gareth Ffowc Roberts. Anglesey- born William Jones was the first person to use the Greek letter π ...

What is pi, and how did it originate? - Scientific American

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May 17, 1999 ... Succinctly, pi--which is written as the Greek letter for p, or --is the ratio of the circumference of any circle to the diameter of that circle.

William Jones: The First Math Teacher to Use Pi | Mental Floss

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Mar 12, 2013 ... Eighteenth-century mathematician William Jones had a problem with pi—namely, it didn't exist yet. At the time of his working and teaching in ...