A Simple Proof that ζ(2) = $$\frac{\pi^{2}}{6}$$

Hirschhorn, Michael
September 2011
Mathematical Intelligencer;Sep2011, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p81
Academic Journal
The article presents the derivation of the mathematical formula.


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