Number Theory


On the Limits of a Generalized Harmonic Progression

Authors: Jose R. Sousa

This is the fourth paper I'm releasing on the topic of harmonic progressions. Here we address a more complicated problem, namely, the determination of the limiting function of a generalized harmonic progression. It underscores the utility of the formula we derived for $\sum_{j=1}^{n}1/(a\ii j+b)^k$ in $\textit{Complex Harmonic Progression}$ and of results we presented in $\textit{Generalized Harmonic Numbers Revisited}$. Our objective is to create a generating function for $\sum_{k=2}^{\infty}x^k\sum_{j=1}^{\infty}1/(j+b)^k$, with complex $x$ and $b$, whose derivatives at 0 give us the limit of the harmonic progressions (of order 2 and higher) as $n$ approaches infinity.

Comments: 7 Pages. Understanding this paper requires a reading of some of the previous papers

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[v1] 2019-07-29 22:06:22

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