Journal article

Properties and Applications of the Reciprocal Logarithm Numbers

Victor Kowalenko

ACTA APPLICANDAE MATHEMATICAE | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

Abstract

Via a graphical method, which codes tree diagrams composed of partitions, a novel power series expansion is derived for the reciprocal of the logarithmic function ln∈(1+z), whose coefficients represent an infinite set of fractions. These numbers, which are called reciprocal logarithm numbers and are denoted by A k, converge to zero as k→∞. Several properties of the numbers are then obtained including recursion relations and their relationship with the Stirling numbers of the first kind. Also appearing here are several applications including a new representation for Euler's constant known as Hurst's formula and another for the logarithmic integral. From the properties of the A k it is found t..

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