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ERIC Number: EJ1171050
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Viète's Formula and an Error Bound without Taylor's Theorem
Boucher, Chris
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v49 n3 p455-458 2018
This note presents a derivation of Viète's classic product approximation of pi that relies on only the Pythagorean Theorem. We also give a simple error bound for the approximation that, while not optimal, still reveals the exponential convergence of the approximation and whose derivation does not require Taylor's Theorem.
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Language: English
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