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A194567 Decimal expansion of the positive solution to x = 3*(1-exp(-x)). 4
2, 8, 2, 1, 4, 3, 9, 3, 7, 2, 1, 2, 2, 0, 7, 8, 8, 9, 3, 4, 0, 3, 1, 9, 1, 3, 3, 0, 2, 9, 4, 4, 8, 5, 1, 9, 5, 3, 4, 5, 8, 8, 1, 7, 4, 4, 0, 7, 3, 1, 1, 4, 0, 9, 2, 2, 7, 9, 8, 5, 7, 6, 9, 3, 9, 4, 1, 2, 1, 4, 3, 0, 4, 5, 0, 5, 5, 1, 7, 3, 9, 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 6, 5, 6, 5, 3, 4, 7, 8, 3, 9, 6, 4, 4, 3, 8, 9, 5, 9 (list; constant; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

The positive solution to x=3*(1-exp(-x)) is the dimensionless coefficient corresponding to the maximum brightness in Planck's law of radiation.

It can be symbolically expressed as 3+W(-3/e^3), where W stands for Lambert (a.k.a. "ProductLog") function.

LINKS

Stanislav Sykora, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..2000

SpectralCalc, Calculation of Blackbody Radiance, Appendix C.

Wikipedia, Planck's law

EXAMPLE

2.821439372...

MATHEMATICA

RealDigits[ N[x /. ToRules[ Reduce[x > 0 && x == 3*(1 - E^-x), x, Reals]], 100]][[1]]

RealDigits[3 + ProductLog[-3/E^3], 10, 111][[1]] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Oct 16 2013 *)

PROG

(PARI) a3=solve(x=0.1, 10, x-3*(1-exp(-x))) \\ Use real precision in excess

CROSSREFS

Cf. A094090, A256500, A256501.

Sequence in context: A011309 A087198 A200589 * A065813 A076344 A173686

Adjacent sequences:  A194564 A194565 A194566 * A194568 A194569 A194570

KEYWORD

nonn,cons

AUTHOR

Jean-Fran├žois Alcover, Aug 29 2011

STATUS

approved

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