Archimedous tou Syrakousiou Psammites, kai Kyklou Metresis. Eutokiou Askalonitou eis Auten Hypomnema = Archimedis Syracusani Arenarius, et Dimensio Circuli. Eutocii Ascalonitæ, in hanc Commentarius
From Wythepedia: The George Wythe Encyclopedia
by Archimedes
Archimedous tou Syrakousiou Psamites | ||
at the College of William & Mary. |
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Author | Archimedes | |
Published | Oxonii: e Theatro Sheldoniano | |
Date | 1676 |
Measurement of a Circle is a treatise that consists of three propositions by Archimedes. This is a short work consisting of three propositions. It is written in the form of a correspondence with Dositheus of Pelusium, who was a student of Conon of Samos. The treatise is only a fraction of what was a longer work. ^{[1]} This work contains a deduction of the constant ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. ^{[2]} This approximates what we now call the mathematical constant π. He found these bounds on the value of π by inscribing and circumscribing a circle with two similar 96-sided regular polygons ^{[3]}
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References
- ↑ Heath, Thomas Little (1931), A Manual of Greek Mathematics, Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, p. 146, ISBN 0-486-43231-9
- ↑ Ibid.
- ↑ Ibid.