Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B]
10-29-2021, 02:16 PM
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 Albert Chan Senior Member Posts: 1,846 Joined: Jul 2018
RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B]
(10-26-2021 09:47 AM)Albert Chan Wrote:  It would be better if we had more coefficients to confirm the pattern.
But, this suggested "unit free" coefficients are alternating 2, 8, 2, 8 ...

1/(2*0.5*(n+0.5) + 1/(8*1.5*(n+0.5) + 16/(2*2.5*(n+0.5) + 81/(8*3.5*(n+0.5) + ... ))))

We can also sum odd terms: sum(1/(2k-1)^2, k=1..inf) = pi^2/8 = 3/4*ζ(2)

ζ(2) = 4/3 * sum(1/(2k-1)^2, k=1..inf)

If we sum only n terms, correction term ≈ ∫(1/(2x-1)^2, x=n+1/2 .. inf) = 1/(4n)

Doing numerically for the continued fraction form, we get a very similar form as above.

1/(4*n + 1/(2*1.5*n + 16/(8*2.5*n + 81/(2*3.5*n + 256/(8*4.5*n + ... )))))

Example, estimate ζ(2) with n=3

lua> n = 3
lua> 1 + 1/3^2 + 1/5^2
1.1511111111111112
lua> 1/(4*n + 1/(2*1.5*n + 16/(8*2.5*n + 81/(2*3.5*n))))
0.08258933029740148
lua> 4/3 * (1.1511111111111112 + 0.08258933029740148)
1.6449339218780168
lua> pi*pi/6
1.6449340668482264
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 Messages In This Thread Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Gerson W. Barbosa - 10-23-2021, 02:49 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-25-2021, 01:29 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Gerson W. Barbosa - 10-26-2021, 02:12 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-26-2021, 09:47 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-26-2021, 08:28 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-29-2021 02:16 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-01-2021, 10:42 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Gerson W. Barbosa - 11-02-2021, 12:28 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-27-2021, 05:12 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-04-2021, 08:35 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Ren - 10-26-2021, 02:13 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - floppy - 10-26-2021, 03:04 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-26-2021, 03:24 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Gerson W. Barbosa - 10-26-2021, 03:58 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Ren - 10-27-2021, 01:32 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 10-31-2021, 03:40 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-05-2021, 03:55 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-01-2021, 12:56 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Gerson W. Barbosa - 11-01-2021, 05:04 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-03-2021, 12:38 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-03-2021, 01:14 AM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-03-2021, 11:28 PM RE: Evaluation of ζ(2) by the definition (sort of) [HP-42S & HP-71B] - Albert Chan - 11-04-2021, 10:42 PM

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