TITLE

An Elementary Proof of the Gregory-Mengoli-Mercator Formula

AUTHOR(S)
Friesecke, Gero; Wehrstedt, Jan Christoph
PUB. DATE
June 2006
SOURCE
Mathematical Intelligencer;Summer2006, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the differential and integral calculus formula that was developed by Pietro Mengoli, James Gregory, and Nicolaus Mercator. Their work provided a well-ordered Pythagorean natural numbers and the emerging seventeenth-century culture of mathematics. The definition of the natural logarithm as a proof in the convergence of a series and sequences is discussed.
ACCESSION #
22379928

 

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