A New Approximation for Pi (3.141592654)
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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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