The earliest appearance of π in scientific literature Photograph: Gareth Roberts In 1706, William Jones – a self-taught mathematician and one of Anglesey’s most famous sons – published his seminal work, Synopsis palmariorum matheseos, roughly translated as A summary of achievements in mathematics. It is a work of great historical interest because it is where the symbol π appears for the first time in scientific literature to denote the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Jones…

The earliest appearance of π in scientific literature Photograph: Gareth Roberts In 1706, William Jones – a self-taught mathematician and one of Anglesey’s most famous sons – published his seminal work, Synopsis palmariorum matheseos, roughly translated as A summary of achievements in mathematics. It is a work of great historical interest because it is where the symbol π appears for the first time in scientific literature to denote the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Jones…

Ever get a sick, sinking feeling? Well it might not be from that leftover Thai you just ate, someone around might just be using this little gadget that spits out “ultra-high frequency sound waves which soon leads most in its vicinity to queasiness.”

Ever get a sick, sinking feeling? Well it might not be from that leftover Thai you just ate, someone around might just be using this little gadget that spits out “ultra-high frequency sound waves which soon leads most in its vicinity to queasiness.”

The Man Who Invented Florida (Dead Letter Mysteries), http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312953984/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_Ny0Srb1Z26CF2

The Man Who Invented Florida (Dead Letter Mysteries), http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312953984/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_awd_Ny0Srb1Z26CF2

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