August 14th, 2011, 04:33 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Feb 2008 Posts: 89 Thanks: 0  irrationals
Greetings: Is there a 'reasonable' way to determine the value of an irrational such as pi, sqrt(2), e, etc. to several decimal places beyond the capacity of a given calculator? I can do so ad infinitum using a series and long division, or via Newton's method but the process is tedious and cumbersome. Thank you. Rich B. 
August 15th, 2011, 01:12 PM  #2 
Global Moderator Joined: May 2007 Posts: 6,727 Thanks: 687  Re: irrationals
Each of the examples given has specific algorithms. There is no general purpose algorithm for irrational numbers.


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