Mathematician:Daniel Shanks

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Mathematician

American mathematician who worked primarily in numerical analysis and number theory.

Best known as the first to compute $\pi$ to $100 \, 000$ decimal places.


Unrelated to William Shanks, who also calculated $\pi$ to a large number of places.


Nationality

American


History

  • Born: January 17, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois
  • Died: September 6, 1996 in Maryland


Theorems and Definitions


Publications


Notable Quotes

My tardiness in learning of these historical references [to Alberto Tonelli's work on factorization] was because I had lent Volume 1 of Dickson's History to a friend and it was never returned.


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