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A162990 Triangle of polynomial coefficients related to 3F2([1,n+1,n+1],[n+2,n+2],z). 13
4, 36, 9, 576, 144, 64, 14400, 3600, 1600, 900, 518400, 129600, 57600, 32400, 20736, 25401600, 6350400, 2822400, 1587600, 1016064, 705600, 1625702400, 406425600, 180633600, 101606400, 65028096, 45158400, 33177600, 131681894400 (list; table; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)



The hypergeometric function 3F2([1,n+1,n+1],[n+2,n+2],z) = (n+1)^2*Li2(z)/z^(n+1) - MN(z;n)/(n!^2*z^n) for n >= 1, with Li2(z) the dilogarithm. The polynomial coefficients of MN(z;n) lead to the triangle given above.

We observe that 3F2([1,1,1],[2,2],z) = Li2(z)/z and that 3F2([1,0,0],[1,1],z) = 1.

The generating function for the EG1[3,n] coefficients of the EG1 matrix, see A162005, is GFEG1(z;m=2) = 1/(1-z)*(3*zeta(3)/2-2*z*log(2)* 3F2([1,1,1],[2,2],z) + sum((2^(1-2*n)* factorial(2*n-1)*z^(n+1)*3F2([1,n+1,n+1],[n+2,n+2],z))/(factorial(n+1)^2), n=1..infinity)).

The zeros of the MN(z;n) polynomials for larger values of n get ever closer to the unit circle and resemble the full moon, hence we propose to call the MN(z;n) the moon polynomials.


Lewin, L., Polylogarithms and Associated Functions. New York, North-Holland, 1981.


Table of n, a(n) for n=1..29.

Weisstein, Eric.W. "Dilogarithm" from Wolfram MathWorld.


a(n,m) = ((n+1)!/m)^2 for n >= 1 and 1 >= m <= n.


The first few rows of the triangle are:


[36, 9]

[576, 144, 64]

[14400, 3600, 1600, 900]

The first few MN(z;n) polynomials are:

MN(z;n=1) = 4

MN(z;n=2) = 36 + 9*z

MN(z;n=3) = 576 + 144*z + 64*z^2

MN(z;n=4) = 14400 + 3600*z + 1600*z^2 + 900*z^3


a := proc(n, m): ((n+1)!/m)^2 end: seq(seq(a(n, m), m=1..n), n=1..7); # Johannes W. Meijer, revised Nov 29 2012


A162995 is a scaled version of this triangle.

A001819(n)*(n+1)^2 equals the row sums for n>=1.

A162991 and A162992 equal the first and second right hand columns.

A001048, A052747, A052759, A052778, A052794 are related to the square root of the first five right hand columns.

A001044, A162993 and A162994 equal the first, second and third left hand columns.

A000142, A001710, A002301, A133799, A129923, A001715 are related to the square root of the first six left hand columns.

A027451(n+1) equals the denominators of M(z, n)/(n!)^2.

A129202(n)/A129203(n) = (n+1)^2*Li2(z=1)/(Pi^2) = (n+1)^2/6.

Cf. A002378 and A035287.

Sequence in context: A120083 A110219 A174413 * A092960 A323515 A144153

Adjacent sequences:  A162987 A162988 A162989 * A162991 A162992 A162993




Johannes W. Meijer, Jul 21 2009



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