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Euler's Other Proof

by Gerald Kimble

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
December, 1987

Subject classification(s): Single Variable Calculus | Series
Applicable Course(s): 3.2 Mainstream Calculus II | 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

This is a short proof of a famous result of Euler about summation of the following series: \(\sum 1/{n^2} = {\pi^2}/6\).


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Capsule Course Topic(s):
One-Variable Calculus | Integration: Applications
Sequences and Series | Special Series: General
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