History of the number Π

Speaker: Horst R. Beyer and Maricela Hernandez

Date and Time

March 09, 2017. 12:00 hrs.

Place

Sala de Usos Múltiples de la Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas (UNACH),
Ciudad Universitaria Carretera Emiliano Zapata Km. 8, Real del Bosque (Terán).
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.

Sponsors

MCTP, CONACYT, UNACH y FCFM.

Organizers

Dra. Karen Salomé Caballero Mora.
Dr. Idrish Huet Hernández.
Dr. Arnulfo Zepeda Domínguez.

Summary

The area enclosed by a circle is equal to pi times the square of its radius. Early on in the history of mankind, the calculation of such areas was important, for the purpose of taxation. Another geometric definition of pi is as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. The talk describes the evolution of the knowledge of pi, starting from the Ancient Babylonians and Egyptians up to today.

Note: it will be presented in English and Spanish.
UNACH/MCTP, Ciudad Universitaria
Carretera Emiliano Zapata Km. 4,
Real del Bosque (Terán).
Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, México.
C. P. 29050
Teléfono 52 (961) 617-80-00
Ext. 8200 y 1380
mctp@unach.mx
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