On the Ramanujan AGM Fraction, I: The Real-Parameter Case

  title={On the Ramanujan AGM Fraction, I: The Real-Parameter Case},
  author={Jonathan Michael Borwein and Richard E. Crandall and Gregory Darrell Fee},
  journal={Experimental Mathematics},
  pages={275 - 285}
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