Euler’s constant, q-logarithms, and formulas of Ramanujan and Gosper
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The aim of the paper is to relate computational and arithmetic questions about Euler’s constant γ with properties of the values of the q-logarithm function, with natural choice of~q. By these means, we generalize a classical formula for γ due to Ramanujan, together with Vacca’s and Gosper’s series for γ, as well as deduce irrationality criteria and tests and new asymptotic formulas for computing Euler’s constant. The main tools are Euler-type integrals and hypergeometric series.
KeywordsEuler’s constant q-logarithm Hypergeometric series Euler’s transform Irrationality
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