Juan Luis Varona

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We analyze the asymptotic behavior of the Apostol-Bernoulli polynomials Bn(x; λ) in detail. The starting point is their Fourier series on [0, 1] which, it is shown, remains valid as an asymptotic expansion over compact subsets of the complex plane. This is used to determine explicit estimates on the constants in the approximation, and also to analyze(More)
In this paper we introduce a process we have called " Gauss-Seidelization " for solving nonlinear equations. We have used this name because the process is inspired by the well-known Gauss-Seidel method to numerically solve a system of linear equations. Together with some convergence results, we present several numerical experiments in order to emphasize how(More)
Computer algebra systems are a great help for mathematical research but sometimes unexpected errors in the software can also badly affect it. As an example, we show how we have detected an error of Mathematica computing determinants of matrices of integer numbers: not only it computes the determinants wrongly, but also it produces different results if one(More)
Hurwitz found the Fourier expansion of the Bernoulli polynomials over a century ago. In general, Fourier analysis can be fruitfully employed to obtain properties of the Bernoulli polynomials and related functions in a simple manner. In addition, applying the technique of Möbius inversion from analytic number theory to Fourier expansions, we derive(More)
In this paper we present a new computational record: the aliquot sequence starting at 3630 converges to 1 after reaching a hundred decimal digits. Also, we show the current status of all the aliquot sequences starting with a number under 10000; we have reached at leat 95 digits for all of them. In particular, we have reached at least 112 digits for the(More)