How I wish I could calculate pi
Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling
In mystic force, and magic spelling
Celestial sprites elucidate
All my own striving can't relate
Or locate they who can cogitate
And so finally terminate.
First of appearance of PI in a book by William Jones in the Geometry Section:
Generation of PI can be given by
alpha = 2*sqrt(3) beta = 1/3(alpha) see = 1/3 (beta) delta = 1/3 (see) echo = 1/3(delta) ....
Pi is equal to:
alpha - 1/3(beta) + 1/5(see) - 1/7(delta) + 1/9 (echo) ...;