TY - JOUR

T1 - Dirichlet L-functions, elliptic curves, hypergeometric functions, and rational approximation with partial sums of power series

AU - Berndt, Bruce C.

AU - Kim, Sun

AU - Zaharescu, Alexandru

PY - 2013/5

Y1 - 2013/5

N2 - We consider the Diophantine approximation of exponential generating functions at rational arguments by their partial sums and by convergents of their (simple) continued fractions. We establish quantitative results showing that these two sets of approximations coincide very seldom. Moreover, we offer many conjectures about the frequency of their coalescence. In particular, we consider exponential generating functions with real Dirichlet characters and with coefficients of L-functions of elliptic curves, where calculational data provide striking examples showing agreement for certain convergents of high index and gargantuan heights. Finally, we similarly examine hypergeometric functions; note that e is a special case of the latter.

AB - We consider the Diophantine approximation of exponential generating functions at rational arguments by their partial sums and by convergents of their (simple) continued fractions. We establish quantitative results showing that these two sets of approximations coincide very seldom. Moreover, we offer many conjectures about the frequency of their coalescence. In particular, we consider exponential generating functions with real Dirichlet characters and with coefficients of L-functions of elliptic curves, where calculational data provide striking examples showing agreement for certain convergents of high index and gargantuan heights. Finally, we similarly examine hypergeometric functions; note that e is a special case of the latter.

KW - Diophantine approximation

KW - Diophantine inequalities

KW - Dirichlet L-functions

KW - Hypergeometric functions

KW - L-functions for elliptic curves

KW - Partial Taylor series sums

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U2 - 10.4310/MRL.2013.v20.n3.a2

DO - 10.4310/MRL.2013.v20.n3.a2

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84892165974

VL - 20

SP - 429

EP - 448

JO - Mathematical Research Letters

JF - Mathematical Research Letters

SN - 1073-2780

IS - 3

ER -