View Single Post
  #35  
Old 05-31-2009, 08:46 AM
ivylass is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Orlando(ish)
Posts: 22,149
Okay, please be patient with me. I'm trying to understand.

I got 1 + 2 + 3 = 6. I also got that there's a formula that you can use to plug in any list of sequential numbers (right?) and get the same answer.

What I don't get are how someone decided that this particular sequence of numbers are Bernoulli numbers. I think you explain it in your 6th paragraph, but I need you to dumb it down some more. Sorry.

Emily Dickinson...quite the writer, eh?