On the Value of Approximation

On the Value of Approximation

Posted on:Dec 03 2008
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We know that Pi is an approximation. But by the 19th century it had been extended to 500 decimal points. How valuable is an approximation?

Two Canadian mathematicians calculated that by using Pi to the thirty-ninth decimal, it is possible to calculate the circumference of the known universe at an accuracy level equal to the radius of a single hydrogen atom.

One should not underestimate the value of approximation.

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