An Inequality Involving the Generalized Hypergeometric Function and the Arc Length of an Ellipse
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An Inequality Involving the Generalized Hypergeometric Function and the Arc Length of an Ellipse

https://doi.org/10.1137/S0036141098341575

Richards, Kendall C.

20180227

20180227

2000

Barnard, R. W., Pearce, K., & Richards, K. C. (January 01, 2000). An Inequality Involving the Generalized Hypergeometric Function and the Arc Length of an Ellipse. Siam Journal on Mathematical Analysis, 31, 3, 693699.

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In this paper we verify a conjecture of M. Vuorinen that the Muir approximation is a lower approximation to the arc length of an ellipse. Vuorinen conjectured that f(x) =2F1( 12 , − 12 ; 1; x) − [(1 + (1 − x)3/4)/2]2/3 is positive for x ∈ (0, 1). The authors prove a much
stronger result which says that the Maclaurin coefficients of f are nonnegative. As a key lemma, we show that 3F2(−n, a, b;1+ a + b, 1 + − n; 1) > 0 when 0 < ab/(1 + a + b) << 1 for all positive integers n.

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Siam Journal on Mathematical Analysis

Hypergeometric

Approximations

Elliptical arc length

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