Geometric Series of Numbers Approximating Positive Integers
Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal
Volume 2, Issue 2, April 2013, Pages: 79-93
Received: Mar. 11, 2013; Published: Apr. 2, 2013
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Martin W. Bredenkamp, Department of Science, Asia-Pacific International University, PO Box 4, MuakLek, Saraburi Province, 18180, Thailand
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Abstract
The predictability of cycles in the series of Pythagorean triples led to an investigation that yielded numbers (x) that are associated with irrational square roots (√n). The cycles recur with geometric factors (cycle factors y) that are comprised of a positive integer x where y = x + √(x^2±1). On raising the cycle factors to the positive integer powers (ym), a series is generated where each consecutive member comes closer and closer to positive integers as the series progresses. A formula associates the square root (√n) with these series. Prime factorising the positive integers in the power series (xm) produces predictable patterns among the prime factors in the series. In general, power series that have each consecutive member in the series come closer to positive integers are limited to (x + √(x^2±r))m where x and r are positive integers and r < (x + 1)2 – x2 for the + r condition and r < x2 – (x – 1)2 for the – r condition.
Keywords
Power Series of Irrational Numbers, Approximating Positive Integers, Factors That Relate Perfect Squares, Prime Factor Patterns
To cite this article
Martin W. Bredenkamp, Geometric Series of Numbers Approximating Positive Integers, Pure and Applied Mathematics Journal. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2013, pp. 79-93. doi: 10.11648/j.pamj.20130202.15
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