

A098454


Limit of the power tower defined as follows: 2^(1/2); (2^(1/2))^(3^(1/3)); (2^(1/2))^((3^(1/3))^(4^(1/4))); etc.


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OFFSET

1,2


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FORMULA

Let b(n)=n^(1/n). Let m=1, initially. For values of k from n to 2 in steps of 1, calculate m > b(k)^m. This leads to the approximation of the constant starting at n^(1/n). The constant is the limit as n > infinity.


EXAMPLE

1.941461123582071691514948378198126204362968920678316646300839656299146919...


MAPLE

a:=array(2..150): a[2]:=2^(1/2): for n from 3 to 150 do: m:=1: for p from n to 2 by 1 do: m:=(p^(1/p))^m: od: a[n]:=m: od: evalf(a[150], 100);


MATHEMATICA

f[n_] := Block[{k = n, e = 1}, While[k > 1, e = N[(k^(1/k))^e, 128]; k ]; e]; RealDigits[ f[105], 10, 105][[1]] (* Robert G. Wilson v, Sep 10 2004 *)


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AUTHOR

Mark Hudson (mrmarkhudson(AT)hotmail.com), Sep 08 2004


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STATUS

approved



