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A105459 Decimal expansion of Hlawka's Schneckenkonstante K = -2.157782... (negated). 6
2, 1, 5, 7, 7, 8, 2, 9, 9, 6, 6, 5, 9, 4, 4, 6, 2, 2, 0, 9, 2, 9, 1, 4, 2, 7, 8, 6, 8, 2, 9, 5, 7, 7, 7, 2, 3, 5, 0, 4, 1, 3, 9, 5, 9, 8, 6, 0, 7, 5, 6, 2, 4, 5, 5, 1, 5, 4, 8, 9, 5, 5, 5, 0, 8, 5, 8, 8, 6, 9, 6, 4, 6, 7, 9, 6, 6, 0, 6, 4, 8, 1, 4, 9, 6, 6, 9, 4, 2, 9, 8, 9, 4, 6, 3, 9, 6, 0, 8, 9, 8 (list; constant; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

REFERENCES

P. J. Davis, Spirals from Theodorus to Chaos, A K Peters, Wellesley, MA, 1993.

LINKS

Robert G. Wilson v, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..16384

David Brink, The spiral of Theodorus and sums of zeta-values at the half-integers, The American Mathematical Monthly, Vol. 119, No. 9 (November 2012), pp. 779-786.

Edmund Hlawka, Gleichverteilung und Quadratwurzelschnecke, Monatsh. Math., 89 (1980) 19-44.

Herbert Kociemba, The Spiral of Theodorus.

FORMULA

sum_{x=1}^{n-1}\frac{1}{arctan(x)}=2\sqrt{n}+K+o(1).

EXAMPLE

-2.157782996659446220929142786829577723504139598607562455...

MAPLE

evalf(Sum((-1)^k*Zeta(k + 1/2)/(2*k+1), k=0..infinity), 120); # Vaclav Kotesovec, Mar 01 2016

MATHEMATICA

RealDigits[ NSum[(-1)^k*Zeta[k + 1/2]/(2 k + 1), {k, 0, Infinity}, Method -> "AlternatingSigns", AccuracyGoal -> 2^6, PrecisionGoal -> 2^6, WorkingPrecision -> 2^7], 10, 2^7][[1]] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Jul 11 2013 *)

CROSSREFS

Cf. A185051 for continued fraction expansion.

Sequence in context: A193762 A268489 A198422 * A227048 A139133 A183946

Adjacent sequences:  A105456 A105457 A105458 * A105460 A105461 A105462

KEYWORD

nonn,cons

AUTHOR

David Brink, Jun 13 2011

STATUS

approved

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