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Joshua King came to Cambridge from Hawkshead Grammar School. It was soon evident that the school had produced someone of importance. He became Senior Wrangler, and his reputation in Cambridge was immense. It was believed that nothing less than a Second Newton had appeared. They expected his work as a mathematician to make an epoch in the science. At an early age he became President of Queens’; later, he was Lucasian Professor. He published nothing; in fact, he did no mathematical work. But as long as he kept his health, he was an active and prominent figure in Cambridge, and he maintained his enormous reputation. When he died, it was felt that the memory of such an extraordinary man should not be permitted to die out, and that his papers should be published. So his papers were examined, and nothing whatever worth publishing was found.


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answered $\int_{0}^{\infty} x \cdot \cos(x^3) dx$ convergence
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comment Computing $ \int_0^{\infty} \frac{ \sqrt [3] {x+1}-\sqrt [3] {x}}{\sqrt{x}} \mathrm dx$
A related question.
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comment Does it take a genius to do mathematics/physics on a university level?
you should not be lured into doing [something] only because it makes you feel superior or smart - You mean I should quit Math Stack Exchange ? :-$($
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comment What is the incorrect proof by Euler that pi=0 (or something like that)
Or was it perhaps this ?
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answered What is the incorrect proof by Euler that pi=0 (or something like that)
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answered Could negative integer factorials be defined in some way?
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comment Discovering the mathematical nature of Nature - Galileo's inclined plane experiment
See mean speed theorem.
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comment Arctan(f(x)) is almost the same as Erf(f(x)) for many f(x). Is the just coincidence or is there a reason?
$\displaystyle\lim_{x\to\infty}\dfrac{\arctan x}{\text{erf }x}=\dfrac\pi2$.
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comment Find series expansion of 1/cosx
@user183782: Perhaps by writing $1=\cos^2x+\sin^2x$, and using the Cauchy product ?
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comment Find series expansion of 1/cosx
@user183782: It's simply the Taylor series expansion of $\dfrac1{\cos x}$ for x around $0$.
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answered A question about infinitie series and pi
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answered Find series expansion of 1/cosx
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comment What are the nonegative integral solutions to $k^2 = 2 n^2 +1$?
This question ultimately boils down to determining triangular numbers that are also perfect squares.
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comment How to solve higher grade polynomials of complex numbers $q^{10}-2q^5+2=0$
@CoinToss: No. You should write it in polar form.
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comment Compute $\sum_{k=0}^{n}\frac{1}{\binom{n}{k}}$
See A$046825$ and A$046826$.
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comment Weighted sum of cosines
The sum can't start at $0$.
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answered How can I find fifth root of unity?
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comment Evaluation of $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}}\left(\frac{1+\sin 3x}{1+2\sin x}\right)dx$ and $\int_{0}^{2} \left(\sqrt{1+x^3}+\sqrt[3]{x^2+2x}\right)dx$
@achillehui: I stand corrected! :-$)$
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answered How to calculate this kind of integral?