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Unpublished paper, 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter to 440 places at decimals' by William Rutherford

Reference number: AP/34/21

Date: 04 October 1852

Description

Rutherford shares mathematical formulae for calculating pi to 440 decimal places.

Annotations in pencil throughout.

Subject: Mathematics

Received 17 November 1852. Communicated by Samuel Hunter Christie.

Written by Rutherford at the Royal Military Academy [Woolwich, London].

Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 6 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter'.

Reference number
AP/34/21
Earliest possible date
04 October 1852
Physical description
Ink and graphite pencil on paper
Page extent
7 pages
Format
Manuscript

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William Rutherford

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William Rutherford, Unpublished paper, 'On the extension of the value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter to 440 places at decimals' by William Rutherford, 04 October 1852, AP/34/21, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/ap_34_21/unpublished-paper-on-the-extension-of-the-value-of-the-ratio-of-the-circumference-of-a-circle-to-its-diameter-to-440-places-at-decimals-by-william-rutherford, accessed on 28 May 2024

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