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Pisot Numbers

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  • Subject: [mg6926] Pisot Numbers
  • From: hanson at (James D Hanson)
  • Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 20:48:08 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Auburn University Physics
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In browsing through the MMa 3.0 book recently I came across a Pisot number
in the formula gallery. (Page 934) It is a relatively innocuous formula
which gives a huge number which is extremely close to, but not quite, an
integer. I have some questions.

Who was Pisot? Where can I read something abut him (her?). Where can I
read something about Pisot numbers? How can I get Pisot numbers to display
without a power of 10 at the end? (That is, I don't want scientific

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