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New Approach to -Euler Numbers and Polynomials

Advances in Difference Equations20102010:431436

DOI: 10.1155/2010/431436

Received: 11 January 2010

Accepted: 14 March 2010

Published: 30 March 2010

Abstract

We give a new construction of the -extensions of Euler numbers and polynomials. We present new generating functions which are related to the -Euler numbers and polynomials. We also consider the generalized -Euler polynomials attached to Dirichlet's character and have the generating functions of them. We obtain distribution relations for the -Euler polynomials and have some identities involving -Euler numbers and polynomials. Finally, we derive the -extensions of zeta functions from the Mellin transformation of these generating functions, which interpolate the -Euler polynomials at negative integers.

1. Introduction

Let be the complex number field. We assume that with and that the -number is defined by in this paper.

Recently, many mathematicians have studied for -Euler and -Bernoulli polynomials and numbers (see [118]). Specially, there are papers for the -extensions of Euler polynomials and numbers approaching with two kinds of viewpoint among remarkable papers (see [7, 10]). It is known that the Euler polynomials are defined by , for , and are called the th Euler numbers. The recurrence formula for the original Euler numbers is as follows:

(1.1)

see [7, 10]. As for the -extension of the recurrence formula for the Euler numbers, Kim [10] had the following recurrence formula:

(1.2)

with the usual convention of replacing by . Many researchers have made a wider and deeper study of the -number up to recently (see [118]). In the field of number theory and mathematical physics, zeta functions and -functions interpolating these numbers in negative integers have been studied by Cenkci and Can [3], Kim [412], and Ozden et al. [1618].

This research for -Euler numbers seems to be motivated by Carlitz who had constructed the -Bernoulli numbers and polynomials for the first time. In [1, 2], Carlitz considered the recurrence formulae for the -extension of the Bernoulli numbers as follows:

(1.3)

with the usual convention of replacing by . These numbers diverge when , and so Carlitz modified and constructed them as following:

(1.4)

with the usual convention of replacing by . From this, it was shown that . Here are the Bernoulli numbers.

Lately, Carlitz's -Bernoulli numbers have been studied actively by many mathematicians in the field of number theory, discrete mathematics, analysis, mathematical physics, and so on (see [318]).

The purpose of this paper is to give a new construction of the -extensions of Euler numbers and polynomials. It is expected that new constructed -Euler numbers and polynomials in this paper are more useful to be applied to various areas related to number theory. In this paper, we present new generating functions which are related to -Euler numbers and polynomials. We also consider the generalized -Euler polynomials attached to Dirichlet's character with an odd conductor and have the generating functions of them. We obtain distribution relations for the -Euler polynomials, and have some identities involving the -Euler numbers and polynomials. Finally, we derive the -extensions of zeta functions from the Mellin transformation of these generating functions. Using the Cauchy residue theorem and Laurent series, we show that these -extensions of zeta functions interpolate the -Euler polynomials at negative integers.

2. New Approach to -Euler Numbers and Polynomials

Let be the set of natural numbers and . For with , let us define the -Euler polynomials as follows:

(2.1)

Note that

(2.2)

where are called the th Euler polynomials. In the special case , are called the th -Euler numbers. That is,

(2.3)

From (2.1) and (2.3), we note that

(2.4)

From (2.1) and (2.3), we can easily derive the following equation:

(2.5)

By (2.4) and (2.5), we see that and

(2.6)

Therefore, we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.1.

For , one has
(2.7)

with the usual convention of replacing by .

Theorem 2.1 of this paper seems to be more interesting and valuable than the -Euler numbers which are introduced in [7, 10].

From (2.1), we note that

(2.8)

Therefore, we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.2.

For , one has
(2.9)

By (2.1), we see that

(2.10)

By (2.1) and (2.10), we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.3.

For , one has
(2.11)

From (2.1), we can derive that, for with ,

(2.12)

By (2.12), we see that, for with ,

(2.13)

Therefore, we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.4 (Distribution relation for ).

For , with , one has
(2.14)

By (2.1), we observe the following equations:

(2.15)

By (2.15), we obtain the following result.

Theorem 2.5.

Let with . Then one has
(2.16)

where .

Let be Dirichlet's character with an odd conductor . Then we define the generalized -Euler polynomials attached to as follows:

(2.17)

In the special case , are called the th generalized -Euler numbers attached to . Thus the generating functions of the generalized -Euler numbers attached to are as follows:

(2.18)

By (2.1) and (2.17), we see that

(2.19)

Therefore, we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.6.

For , with , one has
(2.20)

By (2.17) and (2.18), we see that

(2.21)

Hence

(2.22)

From (2.17), we note that

(2.23)

From (2.17) and (2.23), we have

(2.24)

In (2.19), it is easy to show that

(2.25)

where are called the th generalized Euler polynomials attached to .

For , we now consider the Mellin transformation for the generating function of . That is,

(2.26)

for , and

From (2.26), we define the zeta function as follows:

(2.27)

Note that is analytic function in whole complex -plane. Using the Laurent series and the Cauchy residue theorem, we have

(2.28)

By the same method, we can also obtain the following equation:

(2.29)

For , we define Dirichlet type - -function as

(2.30)
where Note that is also holomorphic function in whole complex -plane. From the Laurent series and the Cauchy residue theorem, we can also derive the following equation:
(2.31)

Remark 2.7.

It is easy to see that
(2.32)

see [19, Lemma ].

Declarations

Acknowledgment

The present research has been conducted by the Research Grant of Kwangwoon University in 2010.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Division of General Education-Mathematics, Kwangwoon University
(2)
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Konkuk University
(3)
Department of Mathematics Education, Kyungpook National University

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