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January 29, 2015

Thomas J Osler

0. Osler’s Doctoral Thesis: *Leibniz rule, the chain rule and Taylor’s theorem for fractional
derivatives, *February, 1970, The Courant Institute, New York University.
Advisor: Samuel Karp. Download
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1. *Leibniz rule for fractional derivatives generalized and an application
to infinite*

*series*, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 18 (1970), pp. 658-674. MR 41#5562
(download from JSTOR) download PDF file

2. *The fractional derivative of a composite function*, SIAM J. Math.
Anal, 1 (1970),

pp. 288-293. MR 41#5563 download
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3. *Taylor**’s
series generalized for fractional derivatives and applications*, SIAM J.

Math. Anal. 2 (1971), pp. 37-48. MR 45#3682 download PDF file

4. *Fractional derivatives and leibniz rule*, Amer. Math. Monthly, 78
(1971),

pp. 645-649. (download from JSTOR) download
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5. *A further extension of Leibniz rule to fractional derivatives and its
relation to Parseval’s formula*, SIAM J. Math. Anal., 3 (1972), pp. 1-16. MR
48#2323a download
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6. *An integral analogue of *

*7. The integral analog of the Leibniz rule*, Math. Comp., 26 (1972),
pp. 903-915.

MR 47#2792. download PDF file

8. *A correction to Leibniz rule for fractional derivatives*, SIAM J.
Math. Anal., 4 (1973), pp. 456-459. MR 48#2323b download
PDF file

9. *Differences of arbitrary order *(With J. B. Diaz), Math. Comp., 28
(1974),

pp. 185-202. MR 49#11077 (download from JSTOR) download PDF file

10. *Fundamental properties of fractional derivatives via Pochhammer
integrals*.(With J. L. Lavoie and R. Tremblay). A paper in "Fractional
Calculus and Its Applications" edited by B. Ross, Springer-Verlag, New
York, 1975, pp. 323-356.

MR 57#16490

11*. Open questions for research*. (Proc. Internat. Conf. Univ.

Haven

12. *An indentity for simplifying certain generalized hypergeometric
functions*, Math Comp., 29 (1975), pp. 888-893. MR 51#10710 download PDF file

13. *Leibniz rule for fractional derivatives used to generalize formulas
of Walker and Cauchy*, Bul. Inst. Polit, Jasi, 21-(25), 1-2, (1975), pp.
21-24. MR 52#8822 download
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14. *Fractional derivatives and special functions*, SIAM Review, 18
(1976),

pp. 240-268. MR 53#13666 download PDF
file

15. *A quick look at Lyapunov space*, Mathematics and Computer
Education,

28 (1994), pp. 183-197. download PDF File

16. *A mathematical art exhibit*, Mathematics and Computer Education,
29 (1995),

pp. 245-252.

17. *Get billions and billions of digits of pi from a wrong formula, *Mathematics
and Computer Education , Vol. 33, No. 1, 1999, pp.40-45. download PDF version

18. *The trinomial triangle, *(with James Chappell, student), The
College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 30, No. 2, 1999, pp. 141-142. download PDF version

19. *Extending the Babylonian algorithm, *Mathematics and Computer
Education, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1999, pp. 120-128. download
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20. *The tautochrone under arbitrary potentials using fractional
derivatives, *(with Eduardo Flores), American Journal of Physics, (Am. J.
Phys.), 67(1999), pp. 718- 722. download PDF version

21. *The united Vieta’s and Wallis’s products for pi,* American
Mathematical Monthly, 106 (1999), pp. 774-776. download
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22. *Fractal Movies,* Mathematics and Computer Education, Vol. 33
(1999), pp. 236-243. download PDF version

*23. A child’s garden of fractional derivatives, *(with Marcia Kleinz),
The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, (2000), pp. 82-887 download PDF version

*24. The binomial to binomial theorem,* The College Mathematics
Journal, Vol. 31, No. 3, (2000), pp. 211-212. download PDF version

*25. Spacetime numbers the easy way, *(with Nick Borota and Eduardo
Flores), Mathematics and Computer Education, Vol. 34, No. 2, (2000), pp.
159-168. download PDF version

*26. Playing with partitions on the computer,* (with Abdul Hassen),
Mathematics and Computer Education , Vol. 35, No. 1, (2001), pp. 5-17. download PDF version

*27. Mutations of the Mandelbrot set, *(with Jae Hattrick-Simpers,
student), Mathematics and Computer Education, Vol. 35, No. 1, (2001), pp.
18-26. download PDF version

*28. The remarkable incircle of a triangle*. (with Ira Fine), Mathematics
and Computer Education, Vol. 35, No. 1, (2001), pp. 44-50. download PDF version

*29. Cardan polynomials and the reduction of radicals, *Mathematics
Magazine, Vol 47, No. 1, (2001), pp. 26-32. download
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*30. The rotating tautochrone, *(with Eduardo Flores), Journal of
Applied Mechanics,

68(2001), pp. 353-356. download PDF version

31. *Rearranging terms of a harmonic-like series, *Mathematics and
Computer Education, 35(2001), pp. 136-139. download
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32. *Fun with 0.999...* , The AMATYC Review, 22(2001), pp. 53-56. download PDF version

33. A*n unusual approach to Kepler’s first law*, American Journal
of Physics, 69(2001), pp. 1036-8. download PDF version

34. *An unusual view of the ellipse*, Mathematics and Computer
Education, 35,(2001), pp. 234-236. download PDF version

35. *Variations on Vieta’s and Wallis’s products for pi,* (with Michael
Wilhelm), Mathematics and Computer Education, 35(2001), pp. 225-232. download PDF version

36. *A tale of two series*, (with Marcus Wright), The
College Mathematics Journal, 33(2002), pp. 99-106. download PDF file

37. *Divergence of the harmonic series, p series and others by
rearrangement,* (with Bernard August, Emeritus), The College Mathematics
Journal, 33(2002), pp. 233-4. download PDF
version

38. *Fermat’s little theorem from the multinomial theorem*, The College
Mathematics Journal, 33(2002), p. 239. download
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39. *A table of the partition function*, (with Abdul Hassen and T. R.
Chandrupatla), The Mathematical Spectrum, 34(2001/2002), pp. 55-57. download PDF version

40. *Visual Basic for QuickBasic Programmers*, (with Seth Bergmann and
T. R. Chandrupatla), Mathematics and Computer Education, 36(2002), pp.
133-138. download PDF file

41. *Functions of a spacetime variable*, (with Nicolae A. Borota),
Mathematics and Computer Education, 36(2002), pp. 231-239. Download PDF file

42. *An easy introduction to biplex numbers*, (with Dipti Bardhan),
Mathematics and Computer Education, 36(2002), pp. 278-286. Download PDF file

43. *An easy look at the cubic formula*, Mathematics and Computer
Education, 36(2002), pp. 287-290. Download
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44. *Proof without words: Integral of sine squared, *The AMATYC Review,
24(2002), p. 65. Download PDF
file

45. *A computer hunt for Apery's constant, *(with Brian Seaman),
Mathematical Spectrum, 35(2002/2003), No.1, pp. 5-8. Download PDF file

46. *A magic trick from Fibonacci*, (with James Smoak), The College
Mathematics Journal, 34(2003), pp. 58-60. Download PDF file

47. *Variations on a theme from Pascal's triangle*, The
College Mathematics

Journal, 34(2003), pp. 216-223. Download PDF file

48. *Visual proofs of two integrals, *The College Mathematics
Journal, 34(2003), p.231-232.. Download
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49. *An unusual product for sin z and variations of Wallis’s product, *The
Mathematical Gazette, 87(2003), pp. 134-139. Download PDF file

50. *Finding Zeta(2p) from a product of sines. *The American
Mathematical Monthly, 111(2004), pp. 52-54. Download (PDF) original
version containing motivational material.

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(more formal with less motivation)

51. *Another intuitive approach to Stirling’s
formula*, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and
Technology, 35(2004), pp.111-118. Download PDF
file.

52. *Geometric construction of Pythagorean triangles, *(with Tirupathi
R. Chandrupatla), Mathematics and Computer Education, 38(2004), pp. 90-91.

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53. *Variations on the linear first order ODE, *(with Brian Seaman),
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology,
35(2004), pp.309-315. Download (PDF)
version.

54. *Extending Theon's ladder to any square root, *(with Shaun
Giberson), The College Mathematics Journal, 35(2004), pp. 222-226. Download PDF file

55. *Problems on divisibility of binomial coefficients*, (with James
Smoak). The AMATYC Review, 25(2004), pp. 17-21.Download PDF file.

56. *Generalizing integrals involving x^x and series involving n^n, *(with
Jeffrey Tsay). Mathematics and Computer Education, 39(2005), pp. 31-36. Download PDF File

57. *Theon's ladder for any root *(with Marcus Wright and Michael
Orchard, International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and
Technology, 36(2005), pp. 389-398. Download
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58. *Why sin 80x looks like sin x on my TI-89, *(with Jim
Zeng).International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and
Technology, 36(2005), pp. 437-441. Download
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59. *Unexpected constructable numbers*, The AMATYC Review, 26(2005),
no. 2, pp. 2-3. Download
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60. Some* unusual expressions for the inradius of a triangle, *(with
Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla), The AMATYC Review, 26(2005), no.2, pp. 12-17. Download
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61. *A simple geometric construction of the harmonic mean of n
variables *(with Jim Zeng), Mathematical Spectrum, 37(2004/2005), No.
3, pp. 109-111. Download
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62. *Proof Without Words: Arc length of the cycloid, * The
Mathematical Gazette, 89(2005), no. 515, page 250. Download PDF file.

63. *Ptolmey vs. Copernicus. (*With Joseph Diaco.) The
Mathematical Spectrum, 38(2005/2006), pp. 3-6. Download PDF File

64. *The general Vieta-Wallis product for pi, *The Mathematical
Gazette, 89(2005), pp. 371-378. __Download PDF
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65. *Using simple harmonic motion to help in the search for tautochrone
curves, *(with Tirupathi R. Chandrupatia), International Journal of
Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37 ( 2006), pp, 104-9. Download
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66. *Motivation for finding Zeta(2p) from a product of sines*,
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
37(2006), pp. 231-235. Download
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67. *A proof of the continued fraction for e^1/M, *American
Mathematical Monthly, 113(2006), pp. 62-66. Download
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68. *A mechanical view of Archimedes quadrature of the parabola. *The
College Mathematics Journal, 37(2006), pp. 24-28. Download
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69. *Interesting finite and infinite products from simple algebraic
identities. *The Mathematical Gazette, 90(2006), pp. 90-93. Download
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70 * Proof with few words: Quadratic convergence of
the AGM*, to appear in The* *Mathematical Gazette 90(2006), pp.
116-117. Download PDF File.

71. *A spiral of triangles related to the great pyramid*, with Matthew
Oster. The Mathematical Spectrum 38(2005/2006), pp. 108-112,. Download
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72. *An asymptotic approach to constructing the hyperbola*, with David
Grochowski. The Mathematical Spectrum 38(2005/2006), pp. 113-115. Download PDF File

73.. *A collection of numbers whose proof of irrationality is like that of
the number e, *(with Nicholas Stugard). Mathematics and Computer Eduation,
40(2006), pp. 103-107. Download
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74. *Translation with Notes of Euler's paper *"*Remarks on
a beautiful relation between direct as well as reciprocal series" (E352)*,(with
Lucas Willis), on the web at the Euler Archive,
http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. __Download
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75. *Synopsis of Euler's paper *"*Remarks on a beautiful
relation between direct as well as reciprocal series" (E352)*,(with
Lucas Willis), on the web at the Euler Archive
http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download PDF file

76. *Translation with notes of Euler’s paper E796 *( with Kristen McKeen)*, *Recherches sur le
problem de trois nombres carres tels que la somme de deux quelconques moins le
troisieme fasse un nombre carre,“*Research into the problem of three square
numbers such that the sum of any two less the third one provides a square
number*.”, on the web at the Euler Archive
http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download
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77. *Synopsis by section of Euler's paper E769 *( with Kristen McKeen)*, *Recherches sur le
problem de trois nombres carres tels que la somme de deux quelconques moins le
troisieme fasse un nombre carre,“*Research into the problem of three square
numbers such that the sum of any two less the third one provides a square
number*”, on the web at the Euler Archive
http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download PDF
file

78. *Translation with notes of Euler's paper E46*, Methodus Universalis
Serierum Convergentium Summas Quam Proxime Inveniendi, (A general method for
finding approximations to the sums of convergent series). (with Walter Jacob.)
On the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download PDF
file

79. *Synopsis of Euler's paper E46*, Methodus Universalis Serierum
Convergentium Summas Quam Proxime Inveniendi, (A general method for finding approximations
to the sums of convergent series). (with Walter Jacob.) on the web at the Euler
Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download PDF file

80. *The integers of James Booth*, (with John F.
Kennedy), Mathematical Spectrum, 39(2006/2007), pp. 71-72. Download PDF file

81. *A simple geometric method of estimating the error in using Vieta's
product for pi*, International Journal of Mathematics Education in Science
and Technology, (38)2007, pp. 136-142. Download PDF file

82. *Some cosine relations and the regular heptagon, *( with Phongthong
Heng) Mathematics and Computer Education, (41)2007, pp. 17-21. Download PDF
file

83. *Developing formulas by skipping rows in Pascal's triangle *(with
Robert J. Buonpastore). Mathematics and Computer Education, (41)2007, pp.
25-29. Download
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84. *Some long telescoping series. *The Mathematical Gazette, 91(2007),
pp. 104-5. Download
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85. *Finding Zeta(2n) from a recursion relation for Bernoulli numbers *(with
Jim Zeng), The Mathematical Gazette, 91(2007), pp. 123-6*. Download PDF
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86.** ***The quadratic equation as solved by Persian mathematicians of the
middle ages, *(with Mohamed Teymour). Mathematical Spectrum, 39(2006/2007),
pp. 115-8. Download
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87. *Lucky fractions: Where bad arithmetic gives correct results,** *Mathematics and Computer Education,
41(2007), pp.162-167.Download PDF file

88. *Constructing a line segment whose length is equal to the measure of a
given angle*, (with Walter Jacob, IV), International Journal of
Mathemeatical Education in Science and Technology, 38(2007), pp. 529-230. Download
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91. Geometric constructions approximating pi. Mathematical Spectrum, 40(2007/2008), pp106-108. Download PDF File

92. *Vieta-like products of nested radicals with Fibonacci
and Lucas numbers, * Fibonacci
Quarterly, 45(2008), pp. 202-204. Download PDF
File

93. *An unusual proof that Fm divides Fmn for Fibonacci numbers using
hyperbolic functions,* (with Adam Hilburn). The Mathematical Gazette,
91(2007), pp. 510-512. Download
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94. *Another geometric vision of the hyperbola*. Mathematical
Spectrum 41(2008/2009). Pp. 123-4. . Download
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95. *Approximating the path of a celestial body with a circular orbit
from two close observations, *(with Joseph Palma), The Mathematical
Scientist, 33(2008), pp. 8-14. Download
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96. *Euler's little summation formula and sums of powers, *(with Andrew
Robertson). Mathematical Spectrum, 40(2006/2007), pp. 73-76. Download
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97. *Euler's little summation formula and special values of the zeta function*,
The Mathematical Gazette, 92(2008), pp. 295-299. Download
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98. *Exact values of the hyperbolic functions*, Mathematics and Computer
Education, 42(2008), pp. 58-59. Download PDF
File

99. *Using Theon's ladder to find roots of quadratic equations*, Mathematics and Computer Education, 42(2008),
pp. 23-27. Download
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100. *Translation with notes of Euler's paper E83,* (with __Edward Greve__)On
some properties of conic sections that are shared with infinitely
many other curved lines. on the web at
the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download
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*Synopsis
of Euler's paper E83,* On some properties of conic sections that are
shared with infinitely many other curved lines. on the web at the Euler Archive
http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download PDF File

102. *Triangles and parallelograms of equal area inside the ellipse*,
(with Robert Buonpastore). Mathematical
Spectrum. 41(2008/2009), pp. 23-26. Download
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103.
*On generalizations of Lambert’s series*, (with Abdul Hassen),
International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 43(2008), 465-484. Download
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104.
*Visualizing Vandermonde's convolution on the extended Pascal's triangle*,
(with Tirupathi R. Chandrupatia). Mathematics and Computer Education, 42(2008),
pp. 118-122. Download
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105.
*A remarkable formula for approximating the sum of alternating series. *The
Mathematical Gazette, 93(2009), pp.76-82. Download
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106.
*Approximating an ellipse with four circular arcs*, (with Tirupathi R.
Chandrupatia), Mathematics and Computer Education, 42(2008), pp. 220-228. Download
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107.
*More exact values of the hyperbolic functions*, Mathematics and Computer Education, 42(2008), pp. 193-197. Download
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108. *A modern look at a neglected summation
formula by Euler*, (with Walter Jacob). The Mathematical Gazette, 93(2009),
pp. 237-243. Download
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109. *Vieta-like
products of nested radicals*, The Mathematical Gazette, 94(2010), pp. 62-66. Download PDF File

110*. On numbers equal
to the sum of two squares in more than one way,* (with Ming-Sun
Li, Kathryn Robertson, Abdul Hassen, Christopher S. Simons and Marcus Wright).
Mathematics and Computer Education, 43(2009), pp. 102-108. Download
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111. *Conjectures from a historic table by John Wallis*, with Lee Collins.
Mathematical Spectrum, 42(2009/2010), pp. 14-19. Download
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112. *Triangles of equal area in a hyperbola*, with Adam Romasko,
Mathematical Spectrum, 42(2009/2010), pp. 70-74. Download
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113. *Euler and the functional equation for the zeta function*.The
Mathematical Scientist. 34( 2009), pp. 62-73. Download
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114 *The tables of John Wallis and the discovery of his product for pi. *The
Mathematical Gazette, 94(2010), pp. 430-437. Download
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115. *Five historic formulas for pi*. Mathematics and Computer Education,
43(2009), pp. 250-258. Download
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116. * Morphing Lord Brouncker’s Continued Fraction
for pi into the Product of Wallis*. The Mathematical
Gazette 95(2011), pp. 17-22.

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117. *Lord Brouncker’s forgotten sequence of continued fractions for pi.*
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology,
Volume 41, Issue 1 January 2010 , pages 105 – 110.
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118. *Translation with notes of Euler's paper E745,*
(with Christopher Tippie and Kristin Masters) On the
continued fractions of Wallis. on
the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/.
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119. *Reflections and
Notes on Euler’s paper E745, *(with Christopher Tippie and Kristin Masters) On the continued fractions of Wallis. on the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/.
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120. *Synopsis of
Euler’s paper E745, *(with Christopher Tippie and Kristin Masters) On the continued fractions of Wallis. on the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/.
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121. .* ** Euler’s parallel oblique
angled** **diameters,* The Mathematical Gazette,
95(2011), pp. 40-48. Download
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122. *Translation of Euler's paper ,* (with Jasen
Scaramazza) Memoire sur la plus grande equation des planets,**
**(Memoir on the Maximum value of an Equation of the
Planets). on the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/.
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123. N*otes on
Euler's paper ,* (with Jasen Scaramazza) Memoire
sur la plus grande equation des planets,** **(Memoir on the Maximum
value of an Equation of the Planets). on
the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/.
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124. Synopsis *of Euler's paper ,* (with Jasen
Scaramazza) Memoire sur la plus grande equation des planets,**
**(Memoir on the Maximum value of an Equation of the
Planets). on the web at the Euler Archive http://www.math.dartmouth.edu/~euler/. Download
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125 *The perimeter of an ellipse*, (with Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla).The
Mathematical Scientist, 35 (2010), pp. 122-131. Download
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126. *An interesting
generalization of the half angle formulas to complex numbers, *(with Marcus
Wright), The Mathematical Gazette, 95(2011), p. 327. Download
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127. *Euler’s method of integration by parts* (with Steve Donahue),
The Mathematical Gazette. 96(2012), pp.
115-116. Download
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128. *Planar
biarc curves – A geometric view, *(with T. R. Chandrupatla). The
Mathematical Scientist. 36(2011), pp. 126-132.
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129. *Law of cosines
generalized for any polygon and any polyhedron, *(with Lee Collins), The
Mathematical Gazette, 95(2011), pp. 240-243. Download
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130. *The missing fractions in Brouncker’s sequence of continued fractions
for pi. *The Mathematical Gazette, 96(2012), pp. 221-225. Download PDF file

131. *How Euler found the eccentricity of planetary orbits, *(with Jasen
Scaramazza). The Mathematical Scientist, 37(2012), pp. 89-95.. Download
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132. *Diophantine
approximation and the irrationality of certain numbers, *(with Eric Jones).
Mathematics and Computer Education, 46(2012), pp. 125 - 130. Download
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133. *Partial sums of divergent series that cannot be an integer.* The
Mathematical Gazette, 96(2012), pp. 515-519. .Download
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134. *The devil’s series –* *Did it
fool Euler. *(with Steven Donahue), The Mathematical Gazette, 97(2013), pp.
133 – 137. Download PDF file

135. An interesting bilateral series generalizing the series for zeta of 2, (with Cory Wright), The Mathematical Gazette, 97(2013), pp. 131 – 133. Download PDF fi;e

136. *Unexpected connections between three famous formulas for pi.*
Submitted via email to the Mathematical Scientist on March 25, 2012. Accepted
on April 13, Download
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137.* Four derivations of an interesting bilateral series generalizing the
series for zeta of 2. *(with Cory Wright). The International Journal of Mathematical
Education in Science and Technology, 44(2013), pp. 456 – 461. Download PDF
file

138. *Interesting subseries of the harmonic series*. Mathematics and Computer Education, 46(2012),
pp. 169 – 173. Download
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139. *Recursive formulas related to the AGM, *(with Tirupathi R.
Chandrupatla). The Mathematical
Gazette, 98(2014), pp. 484-486.. Download
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140 *Vieta’s product for Pi from Archimedes, *The Mathematical Gazette, 98(2014) pp. 429-431. Download
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141 *Can
divergent series be of value?. *The Mathematical Scientist, 39(2014), pp.
100-106. Download
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142 *A
higher look at vertical motion *The Mathematical Scientist, 39(2014), pp.
138-142. Download
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143 A novel approach to integral csc x, (with Walter Jacob). The Mathematical Gazette, 98(2014), pp. 518-519. Download PDF file

144 *A product of nested radicals for the AGM.*, Accepted July 20, 2014 by The American Mathematical
Monthly. Due to appear in mid to late 2015, Download
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145 *Short and fuzzy derivations of five
remarkable formulas for primes, * To
appear in the Mathematical Gazette.