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Euler and the strong law of small numbers

Abstract : We follow an incorrect entry in a well-known table of series and products through several earlier tables and books, all the way to the relevant (correct) identity in the work of Euler. Along the way we explain what may have led to the error.
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Karl Dilcher, Christophe Vignat. Euler and the strong law of small numbers. American Mathematical Monthly, Mathematical Association of America, 2016, 123 (5), pp.486-490. ⟨10.4169/amer.math.monthly.123.5.486⟩. ⟨hal-01326690⟩

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