A New Approximation for Pi (3.141592654) Published in Observation Observation circumstances Information about this Observation Published on Wednesday 26th July, 2006 at 12:14:04.
Peer review added 30th August, 2006 at 23:34:31 Once again - incomplete sentence fragments, poor quality presentation, awful layout. Peer review added 2nd October, 2006 at 16:34:53 Apart from issues on presentation quality, this Observation is fairly trivial. In fact, it can be extended to arbitrary numbers a ~ N sin(a/N). Peer review added 3rd October, 2006 at 03:42:31 Sorry, this isn’t very impressive. I hope that most of my Calculus 2 students could do this. So is it a popularization? I don’t know; it’s not very clear. Keep trying, possibly in an area of Mathematics that hasn’t been so thoroughly worked? added 3rd October, 2006 at 03:48:48 Actually, the beauty of this approximation is that an irrational number is obtained, from a trigonometrical function, and rational numbers. Additional peer comment added 3rd October, 2006 at 05:03:34 It is actually erroneous to call this an approximation to pi at all, because you need the exact value of pi to do the conversion of 180 degrees to radians. |

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