|By Al0 (Al0) on Sunday, October 10, 2004 - 10:50 pm: Edit|
How does 16*arctan (1)/(Sum(1/x^2,x,0,infinity)) equal 6. The sum is a p-series pi^2/6; arctan (1) is pi/4 (45 degrees). So, 16*(pi/4)/(pi^2/6) = 24/pi is approximately equal to 7.63. How did you come up with 6?
|By Starman (Starman) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 05:16 am: Edit|
My friend.... the Ti-89 is a wonderful tool. Use it, and ignore HOW you got the anser, just know that you got the RIGHT answer. In the end, that's all that really matters.
|By Averagemathgeek (Averagemathgeek) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:16 am: Edit|
I think he just forgot to square the arctan factor.
|By Morgantruce (Morgantruce) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 07:21 am: Edit|
Just think of all the terrible outcomes that were the result of people who were certain they had the RIGHT answer.
How you arrive at an answer matters!
|By Ubercollegeman (Ubercollegeman) on Monday, October 11, 2004 - 04:50 pm: Edit|
Wow, a thread with my name on it. I've hit the big leagues! I'm famous!
Actually, you guys are right. I forgot to square the arctan. My mistake.
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