A Class of Series Acceleration Formulae for Catalan's Constant
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In this note, we develop transformation formulae and expansions for the log tangent integral, which are then used to derive series acceleration formulae for certain values of Dirichlet L-functions, such as Catalan's constant. The formulae are characterized by the presence of an infinite series whose general term consists of a linear recurrence damped by the central binomial coefficient and a certain quadratic polynomial. Typically, the series can be expressed in closed form as a rational linear combination of Catalan's constant and π times the logarithm of an algebraic unit.
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- A Class of Series Acceleration Formulae for Catalan's Constant
The Ramanujan Journal
Volume 3, Issue 2 , pp 159-173
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- log tangent integral
- central binomial coefficient
- algebraic unit
- Catalan's constant
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- David M. Bradley (1)
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- 1. Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of Maine, 5752 Neville Hall, Oronog, ME, 04469-5752