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Squaring the Circle (or rather circling the square)

The problem of ‘Squaring the Circle’ or the ‘Quadrature of the Circle’ as it is sometimes called is an ancient geometrical problem of using only a straight line and compass (and a finite number of steps) being able to construct a square of equal area to any given circle. The problem is of course impossible [...]

Inspirational Quote

Music is a recondite arithmetical exercise carried out by the soul, which is unaware that it is counting. — Gottfried Leibniz, From a letter to Goldbach, 27 April 1712, quoted in “O Sacks, The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat”