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Hello molder:

You misrepresented Sir Michael Atiyah’s comment. The ”guy” did not comment on ”squaring pi and to the 6th”; Sir Atiyah referenced Euler’s solution to the Basel Problem, first posited by Mengoli in 1644.

“The Basel problem asks for the exact value of ∞ ∑ k=1 1 k 2 = lim n→∞ ( 1 1 2 + 1 2 2 + ⋯ + 1 n 2 ) i.e., the precise summation of the reciprocals of the squares of the natural numbers.”
- Weng Kin Ho


Euler’s solution: π2/6


This Topic makes no reference to ”Sarsen circle” or ”Kings chamber”; please stay on-topic.



Dr. Troglodyte

ETA: Amend typo


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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 28-Sep-18 16:12 by Dr. Troglodyte.

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Deus Ex Machina et Atiyah 1261 Dr. Troglodyte 26-Sep-18 18:30
Re: Deus Ex Machina et Atiyah 162 molder 28-Sep-18 11:23
The Basel Problem 159 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Sep-18 16:00
Re: The Basel Problem 269 molder 29-Sep-18 00:46


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