Archive for date: March 6, 2007

History of Knot Theory

March 6, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy of the Unapologetic Mathematician, here’s a link to a History of Knot Theory from Jozel Przytycki’s book on the subject. I’ve got a couple of books on knot theory (and more than a few on just tying interesting knots), so I’ll have to check this out. Technorati Tags: Mathematics, Knot Theory

Hex Digits of π

March 6, 2007 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

The 10 hex digits of Ï€ starting at the 10 millionth place after the decimal point (is it really a decimal point if you are writing numbers base 16?) are 7AF58 63EFF. How do I know? Why, courtesy of my own implementation of the Bailey-Borwein-Plouffe formula for computing hex digits of pi. This remarkable discovery […]