Saturday, December 8, 2007

Indiana Pi

Once upon a time, one man thought he found a way to squaring the circle(that also means representing the exact value of pi on paper) and had copyrighted it and proposed it as bill in a state assembly. It was almost passed by the assembly. See Indiana Pi history and Indiana state Bill 246 for details.

It starts with the claim that it as "A Bill for an act introducing a new mathematical truth ... to education to be used only by the State of Indiana free of cost ..." and supposed to be used on royalty by the rest of the world.

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