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A002547 Numerator of {n-th harmonic number H(n) divided by (n+1)}: a(n) = A001008(n)/A002805(n).
(Formerly M4765 N2036)
4
1, 1, 11, 5, 137, 7, 363, 761, 7129, 671, 83711, 6617, 1145993, 1171733, 1195757, 143327, 42142223, 751279, 275295799, 55835135, 18858053, 830139, 444316699, 269564591, 34052522467, 34395742267, 312536252003, 10876020307, 9227046511387, 300151059037 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

1,3

COMMENTS

Numerators of coefficients for numerical differentiation.

Numerator of u(n)=sum( k=1, n-1, 1/(k(n-k)) ) (u(n) is asymptotic to 2*log(n)/n). - Benoit Cloitre, Apr 12 2003; corrected by Istvan Mezo, Oct 29 2012

a(n) is also the numerator of 2*int(x^(n+1)*log(x/(1-x)),x=0..1). - Groux Roland, May 18 2011

REFERENCES

W. G. Bickley and J. C. P. Miller, Numerical differentiation near the limits of a difference table, Phil. Mag., 33 (1942), 1-12 (plus tables).

A. N. Lowan, H. E. Salzer and A. Hillman, A table of coefficients for numerical differentiation, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., 48 (1942), 920-924.

N. J. A. Sloane, A Handbook of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1973 (includes this sequence).

N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).

LINKS

Alois P. Heinz, Table of n, a(n) for n = 1..700

W. G. Bickley and J. C. P. Miller, Numerical differentiation near the limits of a difference table, Phil. Mag., 33 (1942), 1-12 (plus tables) [Annotated scanned copy]

A. N. Lowan, H. E. Salzer and A. Hillman, A table of coefficients for numerical differentiation, Bull. Amer. Math. Soc., 48 (1942), 920-924. [Annotated scanned copy]

Eric Weisstein's World of Mathematics, Harmonic Number

FORMULA

G.f.: (-log(1-x))^2 (for fractions A002547(n)/A002548(n)). - Barbara Margolius (b.margolius(AT)math.csuohio.edu), Jan 19 2002

A002547(n)/A002548(n) = 2*Stirling_1(n+2, 2)(-1)^n/(n+2)! - Barbara Margolius (b.margolius(AT)math.csuohio.edu), Jan 19 2002

EXAMPLE

H(n) = Sum[1/i,{i,1,n}] begins 1, 3/2, 11/6, 25/12, ... so H(n)/(n+1) begins 1/2, 1/2, 11/24, 5/12, ... so a(4) = 5.

MAPLE

with(combinat):seq(numer(stirling1(j+1, 2)/(j+1)!*2!*(-1)^(j+1)), j=1..50); # Barbara Margolius (b.margolius(AT)math.csuohio.edu), Jan 19 2002

MATHEMATICA

Numerator[HarmonicNumber[n]/(n+1)]

CROSSREFS

Cf. A002548, A001008, A002805.

Sequence in context: A229525 A174103 A038319 * A090840 A227775 A204011

Adjacent sequences:  A002544 A002545 A002546 * A002548 A002549 A002550

KEYWORD

nonn,frac

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Barbara Margolius (b.margolius(AT)math.csuohio.edu), Jan 19 2002

Simpler definition from Alexander Adamchuk, Oct 31 2004

Offset corrected by Gary Detlefs, Sep 08 2011

STATUS

approved

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