Khinchin

Khinchin
is Khinchin's constant, with numerical value .

DetailsDetails

  • Mathematical constant treated as numeric by NumericQ and as a constant by D.
  • Khinchin can be evaluated to any numerical precision using N.
  • Khinchin's constant (sometimes called Khintchine's constant) is given by .

Background
Background

  • Khinchin is the symbol representing Khinchin's constant , also known as Khintchine's constant. is defined as the limiting value for the geometric mean of the terms of a simple continued fraction expansion of a real number , where the value of is independent of the choice of . Khinchin has a numerical value and a closed form product is given by . Khinchin arises most commonly in the theory of continued fractions and in ergodic theory.
  • When Khinchin is used as a symbol, it is propagated as an exact quantity.
  • It is not currently known if Khinchin is rational (meaning it can be expressed as a ratio of integers), algebraic (meaning it is the root of some integer polynomial), or normal (meaning the digits in its base- expansion are equally distributed) to any base.
  • Khinchin can be numerically evaluated using N. However, no efficient formulas for computing large numbers of its digits are currently known. RealDigits can be used to return a list of digits of Khinchin and ContinuedFraction to obtain terms of its continued fraction expansion.
Introduced in 1999
(4.0)