*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg12063] Re: [mg11979] Re: how to compute pi by using continued fraction?*From*: Craig P Earls <cearls@ix.netcom.com>*Date*: Fri, 24 Apr 1998 01:52:33 -0400*References*: <9804171413.AA23315@viking.emcmt.edu>

Will Self writes: >> In fact, that continued fraction expansion is due to Lord Brouncker >> (1620-1684) who produced it from John Wallis' (1616-1703) original >> infinite product >> >> 4/Pi = 3/2 * 3/4 * 5/4 * 5/6 * 7/6 * 7/8 * 9/8 ... Thank you! Can you tell me where I can find that documented? I would like to show it to a friend. -- ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Craig P Earls, LT U.S. Navy cearls@ix.netcom.com MIT Naval Construction and Engineering cpearls@mit.edu ----------------------------------------------------------------------