A Proof that Euler Missed ...

Apéry’s Proof of the Irrationality of ζ(3) An Informal Report
  • Alfred van der Poorten
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Abstract

The board of programme changes informed us that R. Apery (Caen) would speak Thursday, 14.00 “Sur l’irrationalité de ζ(3).” Though there had been earlier rumours of his claiming a proof, scepticism was general. The lecture tended to strengthen this view to rank disbelief. Those who listened casually, or who were afflicted with being non-Francophone, appeared to hear only a sequence of unlikely assertions.

Keywords

Prime Number Theorem Hypergeometric Polynomial Fruitless Effort Lively Description Irrelevant Explanation 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfred van der Poorten
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  1. 1.School of Mathematics and PhysicsMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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