Volume 3, 1997, Number 1

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On certain arithmetic functions associated with the unitary divisors of a number
Original research paper. Pages 1–8
József Sándor and László Tóth
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Negative subscript Jacobsthal numbers
Original research paper. Pages 9–22
A. F. Horadam
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A new continued fraction for Euler’s constant
Original research paper. Pages 23–34
Aldo Peretti
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A new continued fraction is obtained for Euler constant C, namely:

    \[C = \frac{1}{2} - \frac{1}{3} = \Bigg \{ \frac{ \Big ( \frac{2r - 1}{r-1} \Big )^2 \mid }{ \mid \frac{-2^r  + r}{r(r+1)} } + \frac{2^r + r \mid}{ \mid r^2} +  r^2 \Big \{ \frac{(2^r + m)^2 \mid }{ \mid 1}  \Big \}_{m=1}^{m=2^r - 1}  \Bigg \}_{r = 2}^{r = \infty} \]

It is considered the possibility to prove the irrationality and transcendency of the constant by means of this expansion.

A curious problem involving geometric series
Original research paper. Pages 35–40
Piero Filipponi
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The anatomy of odd-exponent Diophantine triples
Original research paper. Pages 41–51
J. V. Leyendekkers, J. M. Rybak and A. G. Shannon
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In similar manner to the analysis for even-exponent triples, this paper uses the equivalence classes of the modular ring ℤ6 to show why the diophantine equation dm = em + fm, where m is odd, is limited to m = 1 in ℤ6.

On some analogues of the Bourque–Ligh conjecture on LCM matrices
Original research paper. Pages 52–57
Pentti Haukkanen and Juha Sillanpää
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Let S = {x_1, x_2, ..., x_n} be a set of distinct positive integers. The n \times n  matrix (S) whose i, j-entry is the greatest common divisor (x_i,x_j) of x_i and x_j is called the GCD matrix on S. The LCM matrix [S] on S is defined analogously. It is a direct consequence of a known determinant evaluation that the GCD matrix is always nonsingular on gcd-closed sets. Bourque and Ligh conjectured that the LCM matrix is always nonsingular on gcd-closed sets. It has been shown that this conjecture does not hold. In this paper we study certain analogues of this conjecture relating to GCD and LCM matrices on lcm-closed sets and some unitary analogues of GCD and LCM matrices.

A modification of A. Mullin’s inequality
Original research paper. Pages 58–60
Krassimir Atanassov and Stephan Danchev
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A modification of one A. Mullin’s hypothesis is introduced and solved.

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