### Convergence acceleration of alternating series

Henri Cohen, Fernando Rodriguez Villegas, and Don Zagier
Source: Experiment. Math. Volume 9, Issue 1 (2000), 3-12.

#### Abstract

We discuss some linear acceleration methods for alternating series which are in theory and in practice much better than that of Euler--Van Wijngaarden. One of the algorithms, for instance, allows one to calculate $\sum(-1)^ka_k$ with an error of about $17$.$93^{-n}$ from the first $n$ terms for a wide class of sequences $\{a_k\}$. Such methods are useful for high precision calculations frequently appearing in number theory.

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Primary Subjects: 11Y55
Secondary Subjects: 65B05
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