[seqfan] Beatty's theorem was first published by Lord Rayleigh in 1894

Max Alekseyev maxale at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 08:07:58 CET 2009


I was amazed today when I learned that Beatty's theorem was actually
published three decades earlier than the famous Samuel Beatty's AMM
It was formulated in 1894 by John W. Strutt (Lord Rayleigh) in the
second edition of his book "The Theory of Sound".
This book is freely available from Google Books -
http://books.google.com/books?id=EGQSAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA123 (see page 123)

I've already updated Wikipedia article
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatty_sequence to reflect this info.


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