In this delightful layperson's introduction to one of math's most interesting phenomena, the authors review pi's history from pre-biblical times to the 21st century.
Alfred S. Posamentier is dean of the School of Education and professor of mathematics education at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York. Previously, he had the same positions at the City College of the City University of New York for forty years. He has published over fifty-five books in the area of mathematics and mathematics education, including "The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers "(with Ingmar Lehmann). Ingmar Lehmann is retired from the mathematics faculty at Humboldt University in Berlin. For many years he led the Berlin Mathematics Student Society for gifted secondary-school students, with which he is still closely engaged today. He is the coauthor with Alfred S. Posamentier of "The Secrets of Triangles," "The Glorious Golden Ratio," and three other books.