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Due Dates: Friday, Sep. 14, 2007\\

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Due Dates: Monday, Sep. 17, 2007\\

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Email your piApproximator.py file as an attachment.

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Email your piApproximator.py file as an attachment.

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Email subject should be "Assignment #1").

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Email subject should be "Assignment #1".

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Email your piApproximator.py file (email subject should be "Assignment #1") to manaris@cs.cofc.edu.

(If you do the bonus, submit both programs in the same email.)

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Email your piApproximator.py file as an attachment.

Email subject should be "Assignment #1").

My email address is manaris@cs.cofc.edu.

(If you do the bonus, submit both programs in the same email, as attachments.)

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Do Exercise 15 on p. 74 of the text to approximate the value of pi.

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Write program piApproximator.py that approximates the value of π by summing the terms of this series: 4/1 - 4/3 + 4/5 - 4/7 + 4/9 - 4/11 + ... The program should prompt the user for n, the number of terms to sum, and then output the sum of the first n terms of this series.

Have your program subtract the approximation from the value of math.pi to see how accurate it is.

(This is exercise 15 on p. 74 of the text.)

Bonus

Use ideas from chaosTurtle.py to visualize how close your approximation is. (Hint: Draw two lines, one with length equal to π*100, and the other with a length that slowly increases as the approximation is getting better.

Do this in a separate program, visualPiApproximator.py.

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Email your piApproximator.py file (email subject should be "Assignment #1") to manaris@cs.cofc.edu.

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Email your piApproximator.py file (email subject should be "Assignment #1") to manaris@cs.cofc.edu.

(If you do the bonus, submit both programs in the same email.)

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Email your .py file, with subject line "Assignment #1", to manaris@cs.cofc.edu by the due date.

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Email your piApproximator.py file (email subject should be "Assignment #1") to manaris@cs.cofc.edu.

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