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Mathematical constants

jcaruso
1-Newbie

Mathematical constants

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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Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:jcaruso)

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

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VladimirN
23-Emerald III
(To:jcaruso)

You can find fundamental constants by following in main program menu: "Help" -> "Reference Tables".

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RichardJ
19-Tanzanite
(To:jcaruso)

You could try the Wayback Machine: https://archive.org/web/web.php

Werner_E
24-Ruby IV
(To:jcaruso)

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

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Thanks, Werner,

Those links and references are exactly what I was looking for!

John Caruso

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