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 rst kind for non-integer 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 in nite
series involving Stirling numbers and demonstrate how they are related to Euler
sums. Finally we derive the closed form for the multiple zeta function
for p 1.
1 Introduction and notations.
Throughout this article we will use the following de nitions and notations. Stirling
numbers of the rst kind are de ned by the recurrence relation see 1