, Volume 2, Issue 5, pp 29–43 | Cite as

Nilakantha, Euler and π

  • Shailesh A. Shirali
General Article


Zeta Function Infinite Series Secure Foundation Partial Fraction Decomposition Considerable Measure 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shailesh A. Shirali
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  1. 1.Rishi Valley SchoolRishi Valley 517 352 Chittoor Dist. (AP)India

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