Day: August 10, 2014

1+2+3+… = 1/12 !? Or… “Why infinity does not exist!”
Srinivasa Ramanujan presented two derivations of “1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + … = −1/12” in chapter 8 of his first notebook. The simpler, less rigorous derivation proceeds in two steps, as follows. The first key insight is that the series of positive numbers 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + · […]
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