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1. ### pi, transendental numbers, spigot formulae?

What an interesting question. I have been programing for a number of years (starting with machine language for the apple IIe which was the workhorse of our school system) and never run across this thing. It is an...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 03/05/2013

2. ### differential equations help - mathematical modelling?

...proportional to both their populations, so, dB/dt = -aB + bBP where a,b,c and d are non negative constants. Plant population...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 20/12/2011

3. ### calculating the value of pi using matlab?

...infinity loop sum=(i^2-8)/16+sum; %does this is the pi serie? use arctan or BBP ? % i dont think this is the formula...add deatails if abs(pi...

1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 09/11/2010

4. ### Mathquest: Who is telling the truth?

..." of Euler's constant, which isn't exactly the same as the BBP 's ability to pick the nth digit and compute it directly. Search "spigot...

4 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 27/01/2010

This is just a summation equation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summation Capital sigma (the E-looking symbol) is just a simplified notation for a repeated sum. The numbers below and above sigma tells us...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/10/2009

6. ### Up to what digit has PI been caclulated?

...development was the Bailey–Borwein–Plouffe formula ( BBP formula), discovered by Simon Plouffe and named after...

2 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 12/03/2009

7. ### So I want to make a program that calculates pi...?

One of the fastest-converging approximations for pi is the Chudnovsky series. You could certainly break up the summation to multiple computers. Another easy way (but probably orders of magnitude slower) to break up the...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 14/01/2009

8. ### How do you evaluate the BBP formula?

.../ffiles/20010.5.shtml for an explanation of how to use the BBP formula for computation. Start with the 9th term in the series and possibly...

3 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 08/07/2008

9. ### How do you evaluate the BBP formula?

The BBP formula is a series to calculate the number pi. Each term ... are a lot of formulas that do just that, but in the BBP formula each term has a factor 1/16^k which means that a term can be...

1 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 18/06/2008

10. ### what is the most ineteresting approximation for pi you know?

...the most interesting ones I've come across is the BBP formula for π (see Wolfram), which gives the value in base 16. ...

15 Answers · Science & Mathematics · 11/05/2008