# Tagged Questions

For questions related to Euler's constant $\gamma$, which is defined to be the limiting difference between the natural logarithm and the harmonic series.

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### Characterizations of $e^x$

I've been thinking about the following problem for a while: (AFAIK) the 'exponential function', $e^x$ can be characterized as the unique solution to the following differential equation with initial ...
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### Deduction of 2nd order ODE general solutions

When I have some ODE, for example: $$u''(t) + 5u(t) = 0$$ I put together a characteristic equation: $$\lambda ^2 + 5 = 0$$ Then I compute its roots $r_1$ and $r_2$. And now there are some ...
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### How can an imaginary equation give a real answer?

I came across this equation, $$e^{ix} = \cos(x) + i\sin(x)$$ This is the simplified version, the real one is more complex but this part is the one I have a question about. The right side clearly has ...
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### Is there a non-exponential function whose limit at infinity is a real, irrational number?

$e$, for example, can be calculated through a non-polynomial function $(1+1/x)^x$, but I cant think of an example for a non-exponential function (or rational function) where the limit to infinity ...
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### What is the limit of difference between harmonic series and natural logarithm of n+1?

I'm an undergraduate student in geology and I'm dealing with a project in math. The last question of the project gives me the harmonic series ($A_n = 1 + \frac{1}{2} + ... + \frac{1}{n}$) and this ...
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### Representation of e

I was on this wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_representations_of_e which has a list of representations of the constant e. I came across this one representation that looked ...
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### Where can I find a proof for $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \left (n - \Gamma \left( \frac 1n \right) \right) = \gamma$?

I found in a book the following limit: $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \left (n - \Gamma \left( \frac 1n \right) \right) = \gamma$. They say that a proof for this is in "Havil, J.: GAMMA, Exploring Eulerâ€™...
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### Proving $\lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{k=n}^{\infty}\Big(\frac{1}{n\left\lfloor\frac kn\right\rfloor}-\frac1k\Big)=\gamma$

I remember arriving at the following equality: $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\sum_{k=n}^{\infty}\left(\frac{1}{n\left\lfloor\frac kn\right\rfloor}-\frac1k\right)=\gamma$$ where $\gamma$ denotes the Euler-...
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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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### When can I assume $\operatorname{Log}$ means the natural log?

I have a problem that says: Express $e^{\operatorname{Log}(3+4i)}$ in the form $x+iy$. However, in class we usually only deal with natural log (this problem is from a textbook). How do I know when I ...
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### Intuitively, why is the Euler-Mascheroni constant near sqrt(1/3)?

Questions that ask for "intuitive" reasons are admittedly subjective, but I suspect some people will find this interesting. Some time ago, I was struck by the coincidence that the Euler-Mascheroni ...
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### Euler-Mascheroni constant expression, further simplification

The Euler-Mascheroni constant gamma is defined as: $$\gamma=\lim\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty}\left(\sum\limits_{m=1}^{n} \frac{1}{m} - \log(n)\right)$$ From this previous question Do these series ...
### How to prove this series: $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{\left ( -1 \right )^{n}\ln n}{n}=\gamma \ln 2-\frac{1}{2}\ln^22$ [duplicate]
How to prove this series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{\left ( -1 \right )^{n}\ln n}{n}=\gamma \ln 2-\frac{1}{2}\ln^22$$ and \begin{align*} \sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{\left ( -1 \right )^{n}\ln \left ( n+...