Summary: On Stirling numbers and Euler sums
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In this paper, we propose the another yet generalization of Stirling numbers of
the first kind for noninteger values of their arguments. We discuss the analytic
representations of Stirling numbers through harmonic numbers, the generalized hy
pergeometric function and the logarithmic beta integral. We present then infinite
series involving Stirling numbers and demonstrate how they are related to Euler
sums. Finally we derive the closed form for the multiple zeta function i(p; 1; : : : ; 1)
for p ? 1.
1 Introduction and notations.
Throughout this article we will use the following definitions and notations. Stirling
numbers of the first kind are defined by the recurrence relation (see )