Follow-up on a prior duplicate
Andrew Plewe
aplewe at sbcglobal.net
Sun May 6 09:43:50 CEST 2007
Just curious, while going through my submissions I noticed that A123481
exists but is now a much different sequence, was that A-number released
to be used for a new entry after the prior sequence was edited? For
reference, its terms used to be the same as A076715. I believe both were
merged with A029549, and the old definition for A123481 was added as
this comment:
'Coefficients of the series giving the best rational approximations to
sqrt(8). The partial sums of the series 3 - 1/a(1) - 1/a(2) - 1/a(3) -
... give the best rational approximations to sqrt(8) = 2 sqrt(2), which
constitute every second convergent of the continued fraction. The
corresponding continued fractions are [2;1,4,1], [2;1,4,1,4,1],
[2;1,4,1,4,1,4,1], [2;1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1] and so forth. - Gene Ward Smith
(genewardsmith(AT)gmail.com), Sep 30 2006'
Most of the other sequences I've looked up that were merged were
shortened (which prevents them from showing up again in a lexical match
search) and the keyword "dead" was added. This one threw me for a loop
when I went back to verify that it had been resolved. Thanks!
-Andrew Plewe-
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