The generalized serial test applied to expansions of some irrational square roots in various bases

Authors:
W. A. Beyer, N. Metropolis and J. R. Neergaard

Journal:
Math. Comp. **24** (1970), 745-747

MSC:
Primary 65.15

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1970-0273773-8

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0273773

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Abstract: A brief summary is given of the application of the generalized serial test for randomness to the digits of irrational in bases where . The results are consistent, except for a few aberrations, with the hypothesis of randomness of the digits.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1970-0273773-8

Keywords:
Serial test,
generalized serial test,
statistics of square-root digits,
square roots,
square roots in several bases,
expansions of square roots,
random sequences,
statistical study of digit sequences

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