what use are Bernoulli numbers

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what use are Bernoulli numbers
« on: 25/10/2012 17:47:14 »
what use are Bernoulli numbers beside testing that your Mathematica program is working
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Re: what use are Bernoulli numbers
« Reply #1 on: 25/10/2012 18:56:35 »
I think calculating them is used as a performance indicator (benchmark) for your computer, like the 0-60mph time for a car [:)]
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Re: what use are Bernoulli numbers
« Reply #2 on: 25/10/2012 20:50:48 »
I think Mandelbrot displays are the best test of computing power I remember using them on a Mac about twenty years ago but cannot find one for my PC.
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Re: what use are Bernoulli numbers
« Reply #3 on: 30/10/2012 16:47:03 »
I seem to remember you use them in the taylor series for the tangent of an angle.
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