A simple circle method for constructing rational points and tangents with straightedge and compass is introduced; taking the limit, this leads to a family of N formulae for π. The whole process is based on the derivation of a Pythagorean triple and the construction of the circle by irregular inscribed polygons with rational area. © 2012 Pushpa Publishing House.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Far East Journal of Mathematical Sciences|
|State||Published - 1 May 2012|