"Archimedes the Numerical Analyst"

Archimedes the Numerical Analyst



This paper takes as its theme the process used by Archimedes for estimating , with variations on this theme : how Archimedes' approximations can be computed by a "double-mean" process, how the use of repeated extrapolation can give a much more accurate estimate of , and how the same "double-mean" process can be used to compute the logarithm. The paper is reprinted in : which consists of a collection of papers about , ranging from translations of contributions from antiquity, including the work of Archimedes, to recent work on computing to a billion decimal places.

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