Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Anglesey-born William Jones was the first person to use the Greek letter π for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But who was this little-known figure?

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

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Anglesey-born William Jones was the first person to use the Greek letter π for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But who was this little-known figure?

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Anglesey-born William Jones was the first person to use the Greek letter π for the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. But who was this little-known figure?

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π  Palmarioriu mathesos Photograph: Gareth Roberts

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π Palmarioriu mathesos Photograph: Gareth Roberts

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Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

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Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

In 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.

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…

Pi Day 2015: meet the man who invented π

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…

Happy Pi Day everyone!  Here's a splendid article about William Jones, the first man to use a symbol to represent pi.

Happy Pi Day everyone! Here's a splendid article about William Jones, the first man to use a symbol to represent pi.

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