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An Infinite Series for \(\pi\) with Determinants

by Nobuo Adachi (Millersville University)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
September, 1984

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Algebra | Sequences and Series | Linear Algebra | Numbers and Computation | Number Concepts | Famous Numbers
Applicable Course(s): 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra

The author gives an expression for \(\pi\) involving an infinite sequence of determinants, each representing the area of a triangle.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Determinants
Linear Algebra | Geometry
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