# Two beautiful mathematical Equations

## Gamma

This shows that the sum of the reciprocals of the natural numbers, e.g. 1/1 + 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/4 + 1/5... grows just like the natural logarithm.

$\gamma =\underset{n\to \infty }{\overset{\mathrm{lim}}{}}\left(\sum _{\underset{p\in ℕ}{\overset{p\le n}{}}}^{}\frac{1}{p}-\mathrm{ln}n\right)\cong 0.577215\dots$

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## Meissel Mertens

This shows that the sum of the reciprocals of the prime numbers, e.g. 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/5 + 1/7 + 1/11 ... grows just like the natural logarithm iterated twice.

$M=\underset{n\to \infty }{\overset{\mathrm{lim}}{}}\left(\sum _{\underset{p\in ℙ}{\overset{p\le n}{}}}^{}\frac{1}{p}-\mathrm{ln}\mathrm{ln}n\right)\cong 0.261497\dots$

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## Convergence

Note that the convergence is quite slow, as the following Mathematica output shows:

            In:= n=1000000;
N[Total[1/Select[Range[n],True &]] - Log[    n ]]
N[Total[1/Select[Range[n],PrimeQ]] - Log[Log[n]]]
Out= 0.577216
Out= 0.261536


## A final thought

Which subset {a, b, c, d, e, ...} of the natural numbers, when summing up their reciprocals, 1/a + 1/b + 1/c + 1/d + 1/e ... grows just like log(log(log(n)))? Prime twins is not big enough as their sum converges (Cf. Brun's Theorem).