Why do we call our books π Books?

We named our main webste -ArchimedesPresseUK.com- after the Sicilian mathematician, Archimedes (287BC-212BC, Syracuse).

Archimedes, calculated the ratio between the circumference and the radius of a circle which we denote today as the Greek letter π. The ratio is the fraction 22/7. It's very useful; the circumference can be calculated as 2 π r, the area within the circle is 2 π r squared and the volume of a sphere is 4/3 π r cubed. All of which has nothing to do with our books except that the Greek character π is a little intriguing.

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We named our main webste -ArchimedesPresseUK.com- after the Sicilian mathematician, Archimedes (287BC-212BC, Syracuse).

Archimedes, calculated the ratio between the circumference and the radius of a circle which we denote today as the Greek letter π. The ratio is the fraction 22/7. It's very useful; the circumference can be calculated as 2 π r, the area within the circle is 2 π r squared and the volume of a sphere is 4/3 π r cubed. All of which has nothing to do with our books except that the Greek character π is a little intriguing.

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