I am a class 12th student, and over the past year have researched quite a lot on sequences and series, and developed a formula to predict :

  1. The n-th term of a series
  2. The sum to n terms of the series
  3. Arthimetic and Geometric means of the series
  4. And the proof of all the above

After all this was formulated, and I hadn't found yet that this formula was there or not, I wanted to send it for publishing to a journal, and still want to do so.


When I was wandering a day on stackexchange when I saw several questions being solved using the same formula. On further investigation, I found that the formula I had developed was called Binomial Transforms(or more correctly its inverse). Can I still send it for publishing, alongwith all other small things, and showing how to implement it to sequences and series, provided I give them the derivation of the formula(to show I have developed it too), or anything else can I do about it?


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  • $\begingroup$ You can try it in some beginners journals where publication cost is free. $\endgroup$ – maths student May 22 at 17:13
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    $\begingroup$ Good work on the re-discovery. As you will have learned by now, that's a fairly well covered topic though fresh applications are always welcome. Don't worry about covering old ground....there's really no way to avoid it as you are learning the subject. I suggest moving on to the next project. Eventually you'll get a teacher or mentor who will help steer you to fresh results. $\endgroup$ – lulu May 22 at 17:18
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    $\begingroup$ That said - congrats on developing this all independently! If you do want to write it up, you might consider a blog - although it may be difficult to attract readers. I'd also invite you to contribute any interesting sequences to OEIS if they are not there - later researchers coming across the sequences may appreciate it. You could even include links to a writeup. $\endgroup$ – Jair Taylor May 22 at 17:20
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    $\begingroup$ By the way—don't let the fact that your discovery turned out to not be (historically) original put you off going and exploring and deriving even more things yourself. It's very good practice and you should be proud that you are able to do something creative that goes beyond just completing exercises and homework. Don't stop! (although you probably don't need much encouragement) $\endgroup$ – 雨が好きな人 May 22 at 17:51
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