Monthly Archives: November 2004

Finally …

Finally my maths blog is up and running, all thanks to that web-savvy someone.

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Irritating Integral

It took me almost a week to prove [tex]\int_0^{\pi} \log (1+4\cos^2(u)) du = 2\pi \log{\phi}[/tex] where [tex]\phi = (\sqrt{5}+1)/2[/tex]. A time consuming but fruitful exercise. I had tried all the integration tricks I know, resorted to computer packages Maple and … Continue reading

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