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A278143 Numerators of partial sums of a hypergeometric series with value Pi/(sqrt(2)*(Gamma(5/8)*Gamma(7/8))^2) = A278144. 4
1, 7, 475, 3675, 1924475, 15145753, 981654583, 7774283075, 32109931838075, 255083626080725, 16423892777415669, 130705503226766013, 67230186897380845975, 535644114907108845925, 34407319668610517498575, 274347338677567001587475 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

0,2

COMMENTS

The denominators appear to be given in A241756.

The series is 1 - (1/2)^3 + (1*3/2*4)^3 -+ ... = Sum_{k>=0} (-1)^k*(risefac(1/2,k)/ k!)^3 = hypergeometric([1/2,1/2,1/2],[1,1],-1), where risefac(x,k) = Product_{j =0..k-1} (x+j), and risefac(x,0) = 1. See the Hardy reference p. 106.

Due to Clausen's formula given in eq. (7.4.5) this is (hypergeometric([1/2,1/2],[1],-1))^2. Hardy's result in eq. (7.4.4) is Gamma(9/8)/(Gamma(5/4)* Gamma(7/8)))^2 which can be rewritten as (sqrt(Pi)/(2^(1/4)*Gamma(5/8)* Gamma(7/8)))^2. See the Abramowitz-Stegun reference p. 557, 15.1.21 and p. 256, 6.1.18.

This series is the alternating sum version of Morley's series for m=1/2. See A277232. Hence the present sequence gives the numerators of the partial sums of the cubes of the expansion coefficients of 1/sqrt(1+x).

REFERENCES

G. H. Hardy, Ramanujan, AMS Chelsea Publ., Providence, RI, 2002, p. 106, eq. (7.4.4).

LINKS

G. C. Greubel, Table of n, a(n) for n = 0..500

M. Abramowitz and I. A. Stegun, eds., Handbook of Mathematical Functions, National Bureau of Standards Applied Math. Series 55, Tenth Printing, 1972, p. 557, (15.1.21).

FORMULA

a(n) = numerator(r(n)) with the rational r(n) = Sum_{k=0..n} (-1)^k (risefac(1/2,k)/k!)^3 = Sum_{k=0..n} (binomial(-1/2,k))^3 = Sum_{k=0..n} (-1)^k*((2*k-1)!!/(2*k)!!)^3. The rising factorial has been defined in a comment above. The double factorials are given in A001147 and A000165 with (-1)!! := 1.

EXAMPLE

The rationals begin: 1, 7/8, 475/512, 3675/4096, 1924475/2097152, 15145753/16777216, 981654583/1073741824, 7774283075/8589934592, ... .

The limit r(n), for n -> oo is Pi/(sqrt(2)*(Gamma(5/8)*Gamma(7/8))^2) = 0.90917563087572... given in A278144.

MATHEMATICA

Table[Numerator@ Sum[(-1)^k (Pochhammer[1/2, k]/k!)^3, {k, 0, n}], {n, 0, 15}] (* or *)

Table[Numerator@ Sum[Binomial[-1/2, k]^3, {k, 0, n}], {n, 0, 15}] (* or *)

Table[Numerator@ Sum[(-1)^k*((2 k - 1)!!/(2 k)!!)^3, {k, 0, n}], {n, 0, 15}] (* Michael De Vlieger, Nov 15 2016 *)

PROG

(PARI) for(n=0, 25, print1(numerator(sum(k=0, n, binomial(-1/2, k)^3)), ", ")) \\ G. C. Greubel, Feb 06 2017

CROSSREFS

Cf. A241756, A277232, A278144.

Sequence in context: A254966 A261806 A332147 * A119621 A142734 A120773

Adjacent sequences:  A278140 A278141 A278142 * A278144 A278145 A278146

KEYWORD

nonn,frac,easy

AUTHOR

Wolfdieter Lang, Nov 14 2016

STATUS

approved

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