Tag: Nicole d'Oresme

  • A 14th century proof of the divergence of the harmonic series

    Nicole d’Oresme was a philosopher from 14th century France. He’s credited for finding the first proof of the divergence of the harmonic series. In other words, he authored the first proof we know of for the fact that is infinite. His proof is very simple, so much so that I think probably someone with more…

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