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Thursday, June 26 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Viete's formula and infinite operations

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The early history of the Calculus is littered with interesting use of infinite expansions of various types. One of the lesser known is Viete's infinite product expansion for pi. Another is the Wallis product expansion for pi/2. We will show both and derive through some interesting trigonometric expansions. Connections with the gamma function will also be highlighted.

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Jeff Ibbotson

Faculty, Phillips Exeter Academy
Jeff has been teaching mathematics at private schools since 1995. Prior to that, he taught at a local four-year college. His fields of expertise involve functional analysis, geometry and logic. He has been working on a history of mathematics text for high school use for several years... Read More →

Thursday June 26, 2014 2:45pm - 3:30pm EDT
Grainger Hall

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