Date: Apr 5, 2013 4:17 AM
Author: David Bernier
Subject: might one improve on Hurwitz' Theorem for Diophantine approximations<br> to pi?
Hurwitz' Theorem on Diophantine approximations states that,

if alpha is an irrational number in the reals R,

then for infinitely many positive integers m,n with

gcd(m, n) = 1, one has: |alpha - m/n| < 1/(sqrt(5)*n^2) .

Cf.:

< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurwitz%27s_theorem_%28number_theory%29 > .

Do number theorists contemplate as "somewhat possible"

that for alpha=pi, one might be able to prove a bit

more without a 10+ year effort by many, i.e.

an improvement by epsilon without huge effort?

The improvement would go like this:

|pi - m/n| < C/n^2 for infinitely many coprime positive

integers m, n for a stated C (e.g. "C = 1/sqrt(5) - 1/10^100." ),

with C < 1/sqrt(5) ...

David Bernier

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