

A120355


a(n) = min{k>0: the nth convergent to e equals m/k! for some m}.


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1, 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 13, 31, 67, 13, 89, 83, 18089, 5441, 17377, 36269, 26021, 4909, 10391023, 1097, 28879, 1846921, 519691, 1329313, 793279, 7553783, 3308341, 65676881, 662407, 677311, 2425388512913, 4403182913, 10832561
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OFFSET

0,3


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=0..32.
J. Sondow, A geometric proof that e is irrational and a new measure of its irrationality, arXiv:0704.1282 [math.HO], 20072010.
J. Sondow, A geometric proof that e is irrational and a new measure of its irrationality, Amer. Math. Monthly 113 (2006) 637641.
J. Sondow and K. Schalm, Which partial sums of the Taylor series for e are convergents to e? (and a link to the primes 2, 5, 13, 37, 463), II, Gems in Experimental Mathematics (T. Amdeberhan, L. A. Medina, and V. H. Moll, eds.), Contemporary Mathematics, vol. 517, Amer. Math. Soc., Providence, RI, 2010.


FORMULA

a(n) = A002034(A007677(n)).


EXAMPLE

The 6th convergent to e is 87/32 and 32 divides 8! but not 7!, so a(6) = 8.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A002034, A007677.
Sequence in context: A023054 A060023 A345531 * A114210 A073271 A117471
Adjacent sequences: A120352 A120353 A120354 * A120356 A120357 A120358


KEYWORD

hard,more,nonn


AUTHOR

Jonathan Sondow, Aug 16 2006


EXTENSIONS

Extended by Max Alekseyev, Jul 28 2009


STATUS

approved



