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Thursday, March 10 • 11:00am - 11:45am
History and Calculus: The Brilliance of Leonhard Euler LIMITED

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To say that Leonhard Euler was a mathematical genius is an understatement. Come discover how Euler determined the exact value of 1 + 1/4 + 1/9 + ... + 1/k^2 + ... This brilliant proof is quite elegant and creative, yet readily understandable by your Calculus II class. Adding a touch of history to your calculus class helps put everything in context and gives a sense of wonder to your students concerning the genius of those who were laying the foundations for what we know today. Including this tale in your discussions on Taylor series expansions can make the development that much more interesting.

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Jonathan Loss

Mathematics Department Head, Catawba Valley CC



Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 306

Attendees (17)