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A mental device used to aid memorization. Common mnemonics for mathematical constants such as e and Pi consist of sentences in which the number of letters in each word give successive digits.

See also e, Josephus Problem, Pi


Calculating Prodigies

Luria, A. R. The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

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