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A Different Pi for Pi Day

The symbol is overloaded in math: depending on context and capitalization, could be the constant we all know and love (or hate), a projection, a product, or a function.

March 14, 2014 — Evelyn Lamb

What’s so Great about Continued Fractions?

The more I learn about continued fractions, the more enamored I am with them. Last week, when I wrote about how much better continued fractions are than the arbitrary decimal digits we usually use to describe numbers, I mentioned that continued fractions tell us the "best approximations" of irrational numbers.

March 17, 2015 — Evelyn Lamb

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