Does anyone remember the list of mathematical constants that were posted on the Mathcad website? Can anyone please tell me how I can locate that list? There were some pretty interesting constants like how many cars could park on the side of the street, and so on.
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The author of those pages on Mathsoft's site, Steven Finch, has written a book about "Mathematical Constants".
Its published by Cambridge University Press http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/mathematics/recreational-mathematics/mathematical-cons...
The successor of that old Mathsoft site of Mr Finch is here (while smaller than it used to be): http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~sfinch/
Here is the archive of the old site - in my memory it used to be more extensive but maybe I am wrong about that: https://web.archive.org/web/20071211085821/http://www.mathcad.com/library/constants/index.htm
There were some pretty interesting constants like how many cars could park on the side of the street
Search the net for Rényi's Parking Constant. E.g. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RenyisParkingConstants.html
or here the original entry of the old mathsoft site https://web.archive.org/web/20070625122627/http://www.mathcad.com/library/Constants/renyi.htm
You can find fundamental constants by following in main program menu: "Help" -> "Reference Tables".
The author of those pages on Mathsoft's site, Steven Finch, has written a book about "Mathematical Constants".
Its published by Cambridge University Press http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/mathematics/recreational-mathematics/mathematical-cons...
The successor of that old Mathsoft site of Mr Finch is here (while smaller than it used to be): http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~sfinch/
Here is the archive of the old site - in my memory it used to be more extensive but maybe I am wrong about that: https://web.archive.org/web/20071211085821/http://www.mathcad.com/library/constants/index.htm
There were some pretty interesting constants like how many cars could park on the side of the street
Search the net for Rényi's Parking Constant. E.g. http://mathworld.wolfram.com/RenyisParkingConstants.html
or here the original entry of the old mathsoft site https://web.archive.org/web/20070625122627/http://www.mathcad.com/library/Constants/renyi.htm
Thanks, Werner,
Those links and references are exactly what I was looking for!
John Caruso