The Story of pi

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Presenter: Robin Wilson

Published: December 2010

Age: 14-19 and upwards

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Tags: circumference

Type: Lectures

Source/institution: Gresham College

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The ‘circle number’ pi has fascinated people for thousands of years. Who first called it pi? who had it engraved on their tombstone? who tried to pass a law declaring it to be 3.2? how can we find pi by tossing needles? and can one square the circle?