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Integral representation of Euler's constant

Prove that : $$ \gamma=-\int_0^{1}\ln \ln \left ( \frac{1}{x} \right) \ \mathrm{d}x.$$ where $\gamma$ is Euler's constant ($\gamma \approx 0.57721$). This integral was mentioned in Wikipedia as in ...
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“How I wish I could calculate pi” analogs…

You might know the mnemonic for $\pi$ in the title or even this more elaborated one: Sir, I bear a rhyme excelling In mystic force, and magic spelling Celestial sprites elucidate All my own ...
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Limit of an equation similar to the Euler's constant definition

$$ \lim_{n\to \infty} \left(2+\frac{1}{n}\right)^{n} = ? $$ I don't know even how to start this.
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Terms that cannot be solved for a variable

Yesterday our analysis professor told us you cannot solve $$ y = e^x+2/(1+x^2) $$ for x, but you have the option to approximate this numerically. He did not prove that, he just noted it. I can't ...
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Euler's Question

I came across this problem that I would like to ask you about: For which values $a>0$ does there $\exists$ a limit of the sequence $$a, a^{a},a^{a^{a}}, a^{a^{a^{a}}}...$$ Well this looks like a ...
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Is the integral of $\frac{1}{x}$ equal to $\ln(x)$ or $\ln(|x|)$?

The inconsistency I see between mathematical subjects is really confusing me. I understand that it isn't possible for $e^x$ to be less than zero for real $x$, which is probably why they say that the ...
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Use Euler's method with step size 10^-n to estimate x(1), where f(x) is the solution of the initial-value problem below. f(x)=-x x(0)=1

Use Euler's method with step size $10^{-n}$ for $n=1,2,3,4.$ to estimate $x(1)$, where $f(x)$ is the solution of the initial-value problem below. $x'=f(x)=-x$ $x(0)=1$ EDIT / UPDATE: x_n+1=x_n + ...
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Potence of Euler's Number

Show with help of the Bernoulli Inequality that $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left(1-\frac{1}{n^2}\right)^{n}=1$$ End with: $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\left(1-\frac{1}{n}\right)^n=\frac{1}{e}$$
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Of all the possible combinations of positive numbers that sum to 10, which has the largest multiplication?

Of all the possible combinations of positive numbers that sum to 10, which has the largest multiplication? I had also got a clue: it's related to e. Please help! ...
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Elementary derivation of certian identites related to the Riemannian Zeta function and the Euler-Mascheroni Constant

Is the proof of these identities possible, only using elementary differential and integral calculus? If it is, can anyone direct me to the proofs? ( or give a hint for the solution ) ...
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Help with interesting sum involving Euler's constant

Wikipedia gives an interesting infinite sum for Euler's constant $\gamma$ and I was wondering how one would evaluate this interesting sum. The sum is given as follows: Let $N_0 (x)$ and $N_1 (x)$ ...
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Define integral for $\gamma,\zeta(i) i\in\mathbb{N}$ and Stirling numbers of the first kind

Consider the integral $$\int\limits_0^{\infty}e^{-x}x^k\ln(x)^n\dfrac{dx}x$$ For $n=3$ we have ...
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Has Euler's Constant $\gamma$ been proven to be irrational?

I found a paper by Kaida Shi called "A Proof: Euler’s Constant γ is an Irrational Number" which claims to have proven the irrationality of $\gamma$. I know people have been trying to prove that ...
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What is the fastest/most efficient algorithm for estimating Euler's Constant $\gamma$?

What is the fastest algorithm for estimating Euler's Constant $\gamma \approx0.57721$? Using the definition: $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \sum_{x=1}^{n}\frac{1}{x}-\log n=\gamma$$ I finally get $2$ decimal ...
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Equality with Euler–Mascheroni constant

While trying to prove integral with exponential function and logarithm in an alternative way, I came to this solution: $$\sum_{k=0}^{+\infty}(-1)^{k+1}\frac{\log (k+1)+\gamma }{(k+1)}.$$ As both ...
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Limit of Zeta function

I'm looking for a reference for (or an elementary proof of) $$ \lim_{s \rightarrow 1} \left( \zeta(s) - \frac{1}{s-1} \right) = \gamma$$ Thanks for your help.