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Euler's derivation of Riemann Zeta Function for even integers

  1. Jun 4, 2012 #1
    So Euler derived the analytic expression for the even integers of the Riemann Zeta Function. I was wondering if there is a link to his derivation somewhere?

    Also, is there anyone else who used a different method to get the same answer as Euler?

    Thank you
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  3. Jun 4, 2012 #2

    Read here http://www.seriesmathstudy.com/eulerandPiSquaredOver6.htm

  4. Jun 11, 2012 #3
    It isn't hard to derive it if you know about Bernoulli numbers.
    Follow Euler's argument with a general 2n term.
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