Mathematicians born on this day:
1875 : de Franchis | Mathematicians who died on this day: |
Albrecht Dürer | Niels Abel | Michele de Franchis |
Niels Abel (1802 - 1829)
With the exception of the geometric series, there does not exist in all of mathematics a single infinite series whose sum has been determined rigorously.
Quoted in E Maor, To Infinity and Beyond: a Cultural History of the Infinite
Another quotation by one of today's mathematicians
JOC/EFR April 2015
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