Rapidly Convergent Summation Formulas involving Stirling Series

Research paper by Raphael Schumacher

Indexed on: 31 Jan '16Published on: 31 Jan '16Published in: Mathematics - Number Theory


This paper presents a family of rapidly convergent summation formulas for various finite sums of analytic functions. These summation formulas are obtained by applying a series acceleration transformation involving Stirling numbers of the first kind to the asymptotic, but divergent, expressions for the corresponding sums coming from the Euler-Maclaurin summation formula. While it is well-known that the expressions obtained from the Euler-Maclaurin summation formula diverge, our summation formulas are all very rapidly convergent and thus computationally efficient.