[seqfan] Asymptotic behaviour of a sum
Bernard Cloitre
benoit7848c at gmail.com
Tue May 24 23:11:32 CEST 2011
Dear seqfans,
Looking for properties of a rational sequence I came across the following
finite sum:
S(n)=sum_{0<=k<=ceil(log(n)/log(2))} (-1)^k*log(n/2^k)^(k+1)/(k+1)!
Then S(n)-->1 as n-->infty and I suspect there is a real value alpha>0 such
that:
1-S(n)=O(n^(-alpha)).
Experiments suggest alpha exists and is closed to 0.82.... Does somebody see
what could be the exact value of alpha (theorically or empirically)?
Thanks
Benoit
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