## Euler’s formula for the zeta function at the positive even integers.(English)Zbl 1428.11147

Summary: We give a new proof of Euler’s formula for the values of the Riemann zeta function at the positive even integers. The proof involves estimating a certain integral of elementary functions two different ways and using a recurrence relation for the Bernoulli polynomials evaluated at $$\frac{1}{2}$$.

### MSC:

 11M06 $$\zeta (s)$$ and $$L(s, \chi)$$ 11B68 Bernoulli and Euler numbers and polynomials
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