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4-16-1673

Leibniz wrote to Oldenburg about series: "I conjecture that Mr. Collins himself does not speak of these summations of infinite series because he brings forward the example of the series 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, ... which if it is continued to infinity cannot be summed because the sum is not finite, like the sum of the triangular numbers, but infinite. But now I am cramped by the space of my paper."

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Gottfried Leibniz
Harmonic Series
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Sunday, April 16, 1673

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