Nested Radical Constant


The nested radical constant is the constant defined by


(OEIS A072449).

No closed-form expression is known for this constant (Finch 2003, p. 8; S. Plouffe, pers. comm., Aug. 29, 2008).

See also

Nested Radical, Somos's Quadratic Recurrence Constant

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