Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
more useful options
 
PerlMonks  

Re^3: Algorithm questions...

by Elias (Pilgrim)
on Apr 28, 2006 at 17:58 UTC ( #546329=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Algorithm questions...
in thread Algorithm questions...

Apparently not wittingly, but they dit work on approximations to the root of 2. Babylonians had the basic concept of pythagoras's theorem, but the greeks gave birth to irrational numbers as such. It was one of pythagoras's pupils - Hipposus - who first struggled with the root of 2 and came to the conclusion that some numbers where irrational. Faced with such irrationality from one of his pupils, Pythagoras ordered Hipposus to be drowned.

(I can think of a student or two I may have done something similar to for lesser reasons ;).

http://www.geocities.com/mathimoh/irrational.html
http://members.aol.com/bbyars1/first.html
http://www-groups.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/HistTopics/Real_numbers_1.html

Log In?
Username:
Password:

What's my password?
Create A New User
Node Status?
node history
Node Type: note [id://546329]
help
Chatterbox?
LanX .♩..♬ ... Another one bites the Sahara dust ...
marto wonders what fresh hell the firefox update has brought, apart from maxing out CPUs
1nickt was looking into Firefox Extended Support releases yesterday. You don't have to go with the updates!
[erix]: wonderfully red sun here
[LanX]: FF has become a source of instability :(
[1nickt]: erix not so wonderful for the lungs :-(
[erix]: the stuff is pretty high up as I understand it; I have not felt any effect on lungs/breathing

How do I use this? | Other CB clients
Other Users?
Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (8)
As of 2017-10-17 12:32 GMT
Sections?
Information?
Find Nodes?
Leftovers?
    Voting Booth?
    My fridge is mostly full of:

















    Results (230 votes). Check out past polls.

    Notices?