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Math table January 29, 2019

William Dunham, Harvard University
Euler in Action
Bill Dunham speak at the first Math Table of the semester on Tue, Jan 29 at 6pm in SC 507. He will present one of Euler's solutions to the Basel problem (1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + ... = ???) in a way that will require only knowledge of l'Hospital's Rule and complex numbers, and give a little bit of historical background. Dinner will be provided.


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