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In 1706 a little-known mathematics teacher William Jones first used a symbol to represent the platonic concept of *pi*, an ideal that in numerical terms can be approached, but never reached. Patricia Rothman discusses Jones’s significance among his contemporaries and the unique archive that forms his legacy.

TayJay
Mar 27, 2015

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Hmm you might be thinking I will say some random mathematician

but no I won't say that but

the one who first ate a cake , thought to make it more yummy then he did things and make a brownie then he thought it's too heavy , cute girls won't eat it and then he made things and made a pie and so everyone could eat it! That man came up with pi! THAT MAN! gotta?

rosala
Mar 27, 2015

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In 1706 a little-known mathematics teacher William Jones first used a symbol to represent the platonic concept of *pi*, an ideal that in numerical terms can be approached, but never reached. Patricia Rothman discusses Jones’s significance among his contemporaries and the unique archive that forms his legacy.

TayJay
Mar 27, 2015