Mr. Harris's Challenge to Mathematicians

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IN an advertisement in NATURE (vol. xv., p. xxxviii.) Mr. Harris (Kuklos) challenges mathematicians “to examine and disprove if they can” his published demonstration of the value of π. Presumably he reads this publication; if so, we would direct his attention to an article on “Cyclometers and some other Paradoxers” in vol. xii., p. 560, vol. xiii., p. 28. The part which is concerned with his approximation will be found on p. 29. Reasoning, however, which we venture to think will satisfy mathematicians, may not, we fear, convince Mr. Harris.

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THE WRITER OF THE ARTICLE Mr. Harris's Challenge to Mathematicians. Nature 15, 117 (1876) doi:10.1038/015117b0

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