Authors: Timothy W. Jones
This article simplifies Niven's proofs that cos and cosh are irrational when evaluated at non-zero rational numbers. Only derivatives of polynomials are used. This is the third article in a series of articles that explores a unified approach to classic irrationality and transcendence proofs.
Comments: 7 Pages. This version adds an example using Leibniz tables.
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