Some Identities from the MRB constant

November 22 2012 Marvin Ray Burns 485

As many of you know now the MRB constant = sum((-1)^n*(n^(1/n)-1),n=1..infinity).

Here are some equations involving various forms of that summation.

The first one involves convergent series and is too obvious. The others involve divergent series.

The last two, however, are new!


Let c=MRB constant and a, c~, x, and y = any number.


sum((-1)^n*(c~*n^(1/n)-c~),n=1..infinity)= c*c~.

evalf(sum((-1)^n*(n^(1/n)-a),n=1..infinity)) gives c-1/2*(1-a).

evalf(sum((-1)^n*(x*n^(1/n)+y*n),n=1..infinity)) gives (c-1/2)*x-1/4*y.

And it appears that

evalf(sum((-1)^n*(x*n^(1/n)-a),n=1..infinity)) gives (c - 1/2)*x + 1/2*a.

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