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A122533 Coefficients of the series giving the best rational approximations to 1/e. 1
57, 3667, 525153, 133794291, 53325113593, 30632012923107, 23965268215166337, 24499823488381227043, 31709265214216777648761, 50678828500275334077977523, 98023476146668402679417310817 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,1

COMMENTS

The series giving the best rational approximations to 1/e is 1/e = 1/3 + 2/a(1) - 2/a(2) + 2/a(3) - ... The continued fraction for 1/e is [0;2,1, 2,1,1,4,1,1,6,1,1,8...] and the above best approximations give every third convergent, the convergents deriving from [0;2,1], [0;2,1,2, 1,1], [0;2,1,2,1,1,4,1,1] and so forth are the partial sums of the above infinite series.

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..11.

FORMULA

a(n+3) = (16*n^2+96*n+141) * a(n+2) + (2*n+7)*(16*n^2+64*n+61)/(2*n+2) * a(n+1) - (2*n+7)/(2*n+3) * a(n). This recurrence relationship is identical to A122523, for the best approximations to e.

CROSSREFS

Cf. A003417, A122523.

Sequence in context: A022231 A239823 A012058 * A015259 A218808 A218194

Adjacent sequences:  A122530 A122531 A122532 * A122534 A122535 A122536

KEYWORD

frac,nonn

AUTHOR

Gene Ward Smith, Sep 17 2006

STATUS

approved

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