Mathematical Circles Revisited; A Second Collection of Mathematical Stories and Anecdotes (excerpt)
One of the most famous of all numbers is that universally designated today by the lower case Greek letter π; it represents, among other things, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle. It has enjoyed a long and interesting history, and over the years it has received ever better approximations.
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