By Tsuneo Arakawa, Visit Amazon's Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama, , Masanobu Kaneko, Don B. Zagier

ISBN-10: 4431549188

ISBN-13: 9784431549185

ISBN-10: 4431549196

ISBN-13: 9784431549192

Two significant matters are taken care of during this e-book. the most one is the idea of Bernoulli numbers and the opposite is the speculation of zeta capabilities. traditionally, Bernoulli numbers have been brought to offer formulation for the sums of powers of consecutive integers. the true cause that they're vital for quantity conception, in spite of the fact that, lies within the proven fact that distinctive values of the Riemann zeta functionality will be written by utilizing Bernoulli numbers. This ends up in extra complex themes, a few that are handled during this publication: old feedback on Bernoulli numbers and the formulation for the sum of powers of consecutive integers; a formulation for Bernoulli numbers through Stirling numbers; the Clausen–von Staudt theorem at the denominators of Bernoulli numbers; Kummer's congruence among Bernoulli numbers and a comparable concept of p-adic measures; the Euler–Maclaurin summation formulation; the sensible equation of the Riemann zeta functionality and the Dirichlet L features, and their certain values at appropriate integers; a variety of formulation of exponential sums expressed via generalized Bernoulli numbers; the relation among perfect periods of orders of quadratic fields and equivalence periods of binary quadratic kinds; classification quantity formulation for optimistic yes binary quadratic types; congruences among a few category numbers and Bernoulli numbers; easy zeta features of prehomogeneous vector areas; Hurwitz numbers; Barnes a number of zeta features and their targeted values; the sensible equation of the double zeta features; and poly-Bernoulli numbers. An appendix by means of Don Zagier on curious and unique identities for Bernoulli numbers is usually provided. This ebook might be stress-free either for amateurs and for pro researchers. as the logical relatives among the chapters are loosely attached, readers can begin with any bankruptcy looking on their pursuits. The expositions of the subjects are usually not continually general, and a few elements are thoroughly new.

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M Ä 1/Š D m 1 Ã 1 X tn . 2 Formulas for the Bernoulli Numbers Involving the Stirling Numbers A formula expressing the Bernoulli numbers as a finite sum involving the Stirling numbers of the second kind has been known at least since Kronecker2 [62]. (See also an account of von Staudt in Sect. 6 (6), the Stirling numbers can be expressed as a finite sum involving only the binomial coefficients. , involving only binomial coefficients and simple polynomials) double sum. Gould [36] studied various historical sources for analogous formulas, and he concluded that, at least until around 1970, the very fact that there are closed finite formulas (without involving infinite sums and integrals) for the Bernoulli numbers was not widely known.

T/ D 1 nD0 bn t . n ! ai bn i tn t n 1 i D1 C ! t/: 1 i D0 i tn 1 i D0 ! i ai bn 1 X nD1 i D0 1 n X X nD1 ! 0 i D0 ! n i /bn i tn 1 20 1 Bernoulli Numbers Also, when R Q, the integral Z tX 1 an t n dt is defined formally by term-by-term 0 nD0 integration: Z tX 1 an t dt D n 0 nD0 1 X an nD0 t nC1 t2 t3 t4 D a0 t C a1 C a2 C a3 C nC1 2 3 4 : In order to treat the generating function of Bernoulli numbers, it is convenient to generalize formal power series to Laurent6 series (with a finite number of terms with negative powers).

6 (6) on p. 30 we have ! 3 X n l 3 ln . 1/ . 1/ mŠ D l m m lD0 D0 3 C 3 2n Á1 . a b/, then we say that a is congruent to b modulo n, and we write a Á b mod n. ) This shows that . m C 1/ is an integer. We have thus shown that if m C 1 is a composite number, . m C 1/ is an integer. Next, suppose that m C 1 equals a prime number p. 6 (6) that ! p 1 X n 1 n l p . 1/ mŠ . 1/ D l m l m lD0 Á p 1 X l n mod p (since 1 mod p 0 mod p if p if p p 1 l Á . 1/l mod p) lD0 Á 1 divides n, 1 does not divide n. 1) The last congruence can be seen as follows.

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