

A201397


Decimal expansion of x satisfying x^2 + 2 = sec(x) and 0 < x < Pi.


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1, 2, 9, 5, 4, 5, 9, 6, 4, 6, 4, 1, 5, 4, 7, 8, 7, 6, 8, 6, 2, 9, 9, 1, 3, 2, 7, 0, 7, 1, 8, 6, 4, 1, 5, 8, 9, 7, 6, 7, 2, 7, 4, 8, 2, 7, 0, 6, 8, 7, 1, 3, 1, 6, 1, 6, 0, 5, 1, 8, 1, 4, 3, 0, 2, 1, 7, 4, 9, 5, 1, 2, 6, 5, 9, 9, 3, 0, 9, 5, 5, 9, 7, 8, 6, 7, 4, 3, 9, 4, 7, 1, 9, 8, 8, 4, 7, 9, 9
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OFFSET

1,2


COMMENTS

For many choices of a and c, there are exactly two values of x satisfying a*x^2 + c = sec(x) and 0 < x < Pi. Guide to related sequences, with graphs included in Mathematica programs:
a.... c.... x
Suppose that f(x,u,v) is a function of three real variables and that g(u,v) is a function defined implicitly by f(g(u,v),u,v)=0. We call the graph of z=g(u,v) an implicit surface of f.
For an example related to A201397, take f(x,u,v) = u*x^2 + v = sec(x) and g(u,v) = a nonzero solution x of f(x,u,v)=0. If there is more than one nonzero solution, care must be taken to ensure that the resulting function g(u,v) is singlevalued and continuous. A portion of an implicit surface is plotted by Program 2 in the Mathematica section.


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EXAMPLE

x=1.2954596464154787686299132707186415897672...


MATHEMATICA

a = 1; c = 2;
f[x_] := a*x^2 + c; g[x_] := Sec[x]
Plot[{f[x], g[x]}, {x, 0, Pi}, {AxesOrigin > {0, 0}}]
r = x /. FindRoot[f[x] == g[x], {x, 1.2, 1.3}, WorkingPrecision > 110]
(* Program 2: implicit surface of u*x^2+v=sec(x) *)
Remove["Global`*"];
f[{x_, u_, v_}] := u*x^2 + v  Sec[x];
t = Table[{u, v, x /. FindRoot[f[{x, u, v}] == 0, {x, .1, 1}]}, {v, 0, 1}, {u, 2 + v, 10}];
ListPlot3D[Flatten[t, 1]] (* for A201397 *)


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