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    simple sum-of-a-series question

    im having trouble giving a mathematical evaluation of series of the type

     \sum{\frac{1}{n^2}} from 1 to infinity ... sorry my latex is lacking

    is there a formula similar to the geometric series formula.. or is there a specific way to apply to the geometric series formula?

    Thankyou
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    Quote Originally Posted by walleye View Post
    im having trouble giving a mathematical evaluation of series of the type

     \sum{\frac{1}{n^2}} from 1 to infinity ... sorry my latex is lacking

    is there a formula similar to the geometric series formula.. or is there a specific way to apply to the geometric series formula?

    Thankyou
    This is a famous series. See here: Basel problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    A rigorous proof uses the theory of Fourier Series.
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