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## MRB constant P

Maple

The MRB constant =

Concerning the following divergent and convergent series, we see that

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and

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`The MRB constant is  defined as follows. Consider the sequence of partial sums defined by `
`S(n)= sum((-1)^n*n^(1/n),n=1..infinity) `
`the sequence has two limit points at 0.187859... and 0.187859..-1. `
`The upper limit point is sometimes known as the MRB constant after my initials. `
`(See Sloane, N. J. A. Sequences A037077 in "The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences.")Here we will look at the family of divergent and convergent series related to the MRB constant; `
`in particular  `
`g(x)=(∑) (-1)^n (n^((1)/(n))-x),  f(x)=(∑) (-1)^n (n^((x)/(n))-1),`
` and s(x)=(∑) (-1)^n (n^((x)/(n))-x).   `
`Interstingly, we will see  that perhaps g(x)=1/2*x-(1/2-MRB constant) and s(x)-f(x) = 1/2*x-1/2."`
`First we will graph g(x) and see what closed form best describes it.`

g:=x-> ;

f:=x->;

s:=x->;

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Accordingly,

minus  plus  equals  .

As shown in Maple by

combine(sum((-1)^n*(n^(1/n)-x), n = 1 .. infinity)-(sum((-1)^n*(n^(x/n)-x), n = 1 .. infinity))+sum((-1)^n*(n^(x/n)-1), n = 1 .. infinity));

simplify((-n^(x/n)+x)*(-1)^n+(-1)^n*(n^(x/n)-1)+(-1)^n*(n^(1/n)-x));

sum((-1)^n*(-1+n^(1/n)), n = 1 .. infinity)) - 0.1878596424620671202485179340542732300559030949;

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