*N.B. A detailed on-line essay by S. Finch
was the starting point for this entry.*

The constants

where

and are th and th order Polynomials, and is the set all Rational Functions with Real coefficients.

**References**

Finch, S. ``Favorite Mathematical Constants.'' http://www.mathsoft.com/asolve/constant/onenin/onenin.html

Petrushev, P. P. and Popov, V. A. *Rational Approximation of Real Functions.*
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Varga, R. S. *Scientific Computations on Mathematical Problems and Conjectures.* Philadelphia, PA: SIAM, 1990.

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