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A proof that Euler missed: Evaluating $\zeta$ (2) the easy way. (English) Zbl 0538.10001
The author proves Euler’s identity $\sum\sp{\infty}\sb{n=1}n\sp{- 2}=\pi\sp 2/6$ by simply evaluating a certain double integral in two different ways. Contrary to the more standard proofs this approach can be presented in a course in elementary calculus.
Reviewer: F.Beukers

11-01Textbooks (number theory)
11M06$\zeta (s)$ and $L(s, \chi)$
40A05Convergence and divergence of series and sequences
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[1] R. Apéry (1979) Irrationalité de {$\zeta$}(2) et {$\zeta$}(3).Astérisque 62.11--13. Paris: Société Mathématique de France.
[2] F. Beukers (1979) A note on the irrationality of {$\zeta$}(2) and {$\zeta$}(3),Bull. Lon. Math. Soc. 11:268--272. · Zbl 0421.10023 · doi:10.1112/blms/11.3.268
[3] F. Goldscheider (1913)Arch. Math. Phys. 20:323--324.