The Mathematical Intelligencer

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 4–5 | Cite as

An elementary proof of the Gregory-Mengoli-Mercator formula

  • Gero FrieseckeEmail author
  • Jan Christoph Wehrstedt
Department Note


Elementary Proof Quadrature Problem Harmonic Series Power Series Representation Richard Courant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zentrum Mathematik Technische Universität MünchenGarching b. MünchenGermany
  2. 2.Mathematics InstituteUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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