Euler sums and non-integerness of harmonic type sums


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Goral H., SERTBAŞ D. C.

HACETTEPE JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS, vol.49, no.2, pp.586-598, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.15672/hujms.544489
  • Journal Name: HACETTEPE JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, zbMATH, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.586-598
  • Keywords: Harmonic numbers, hyperharmonic numbers, Euler sums
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

We show that Euler sums of generalized hyperharmonic numbers can be evaluated in terms of Euler sums of generalized harmonic numbers and special values of the Riemann zeta function. Then we focus on the non-integerness of generalized hyperharmonic numbers. We prove that almost all generalized hyperharmonic numbers are not integers and our error term is sharp and the best possible. Finally, we analyze generalized hyperharmonic numbers in terms of topology and relate this to non-integerness.