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ERIC Number: EJ1014605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0746-8342
The Basel Problem as a Rearrangement of Series
Benko, David; Molokach, John
College Mathematics Journal, v44 n3 p171-176 May 2013
We give an elementary solution to the famous Basel Problem, originally solved by Euler in 1735. We square the well-known series for arctan(1) due to Leibniz, and use a surprising relation among the re-arranged terms of this squared series.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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