69.30 A remarkable approximation to π

  • Lennart Berggren
  • Jonathan Borwein
  • Peter Borwein
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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.)

“And he (Solomon) made a molten sea, ten cubits from one brim to the other: it was round all about, and its height was five cubits; and a line of thirty cubits did compass it round about.”

Keywords

Significant Figure Number Theory Real Function External Diameter Write Form 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lennart Berggren
    • 1
  • Jonathan Borwein
    • 2
  • Peter Borwein
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSimon Fraser UniversityBurnabyCanada
  2. 2.Faculty of Computer ScienceDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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