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1 − t4 Krazer, in the preface to Euler’s Opera Omnia (1), vol. 20, p. 5 Legendre’s Elliptic Integrals Legendre was the first to study the lemniscatic integral from a purely functional point of view. 6 5 In E251 Euler did go on to study more general integrands that involve square roots of quartics, but nothing that amount to a theory. to the Paris Academy in 1792. 3 Elliptic Integrals 25 Legendre began with a crucial simplification and three-fold classification of the way in which elliptic integrals can arise that has been employed by everyone ever since, and that Legendre rightly said in his Traité 33 years later was at the basis of his method.
He had observed in his (1788a) that it was traditional in evaluating arc lengths along ellipses to make a substitution that transformed a given 30 3 Legendre and Elliptic Integrals ellipse into another, more circular, one. So Legendre showed how to find accurate approximations when c is nearly 0 or 1, using the fact that the elliptic integral is trivial when c = 0 or c = 1. Then he showed how to reduce the general case to this one by a transformations that either steadily reduced or steadily increased the value of the modulus.
Therefore the increase in the function s can only be an infinitely small quantity. From this remark one immediately deduced the following proposition. Cauchy then proved a theorem on the term by term multiplication of series, which he used along with the above theorem to prove the binomial theorem (pp. 164–165): (1 + x)μ can be developed as this power series (when convergent): 1+ μ(μ − 1) 2 μ x+ x + ··· . 2 x +· · · as a function of μ. It is a continuous function of μ when −1 < x < +1, and one has (μ).