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Gauss-Legendre Approximation of Pi
This Demonstration gives a Gauss–Legendre approximation of
. With the initial values
,
,
,
and using the recurrence relations
,
,
,
,
we can approximate
by
.
This converges very quickly as you can see by increasing
.
Contributed by:
Russ Johnson
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Gauss-Legendre Approximation of Pi
"
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Published: August 16, 2011
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