id: 06474545
dt: j
an: 2015e.00547
au: Womack, David
ti: The matrix, UFOs and the secret life of pi.
so: Math. Sch. (Leicester) 44, No. 3, 33-35 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Mathematical Association (MA), Leicester
la: EN
cc: F50 N50
ut: real numbers; irrational numbers; transcendental numbers; $π$; decimal
approximations; matrices; number concepts; number representations;
approach; fractional operations
ci:
li:
ab: Starting with an infinitely large matrix, where all decimal fractions
smaller than 1 are arranged below the diagonal, those greater than 1
above the diagonal, the article examines unending sequences of
equivalent fractions referred to as Unending Fractional Operations
(UFOs), which gives an unusual approach to the approximation of roots
and transcendental numbers, i.e. irrational numbers.
rv: Peter Dürr (Linkenheim)