Infinite series established for the logarithm

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Historical Context Note

Nicholas Mercator (c.1620-1687) and William Brouncker (1620-1684) discover an infinite series for the logarithm while attempting to calculate the area under a hyperbolic segment.

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Editors. "Infinite series established for the logarithm". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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