A remarkable approximation to π

  • M. D. Stern

Abstract

In the first book of Kings, we find a description of the temple built by King Solomon in which the measurements of the various parts are stated. In Chapter 7 v. 23 the ‘molten sea’, a large basin containing water in which the priests washed their hands and feet before performing the rites, is described. The verse states (in the A.V.)

Keywords

Numerical Calculation Significant Figure External Diameter Write Form Large Basin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. D. Stern
    • 1
  1. 1.John Dalton Faculty of TechnologyManchester PolytechnicManchesterUK

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