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Some identities of Bernoulli, Euler and Abel polynomials arising from umbral calculus

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In this paper, we derive some identities of Bernoulli, Euler, and Abel polynomials arising from umbral calculus.

MSC:05A10, 05A19.

1 Introduction

Let be the set of all formal power series in the variable t over with

F= { f ( t ) = k = 0 a k k ! t k | a k C } .
(1.1)

Let us assume that is the algebra of polynomials in the variable x over and P is the vector space of all linear functionals on . L|p(x) denotes the action of the linear functional L on a polynomial p(x), and we remind that the vector space structure on P is defined by

L + M | p ( x ) = L | p ( x ) + M | p ( x ) , c L | p ( x ) = c L | p ( x ) ,

where c is a complex constant (see [14]).

The formal power series

f(t)= k = 0 a k k ! t k F
(1.2)

defines a linear functional on by setting

f ( t ) | x n = a n ,for all n Z + =N{0}.
(1.3)

Thus, by (1.2) and (1.3), we get

t k | x n =n! δ n , k (n,k0),
(1.4)

where δ n , k is the Kronecker symbol (see [3]).

For f L (t)= k = 0 L | x k k ! t k , from (1.4), we have

f L ( t ) | x n = L | x n ,n0.
(1.5)

By (1.5), we get L= f L (t). The map L f L (t) is a vector space isomorphism from P onto . So, denotes both the algebra of formal power series in t and the vector space of all linear functionals on , and so an element f(t) of is thought of as both a formal power series and a linear functional (see [13]). We call the umbral algebra, and the study of umbral algebra is called umbral calculus (see [13]).

The order o(f(t)) of the nonzero power series f(t) is the smallest integer k for which the coefficient of t k does not vanish. If o(f(t))=1, then f(t) is called a delta series. If o(f(t))=0, then f(t) is called an invertible series (see [3]).

Let S n (x) be polynomials in the variable x with degree n, and let o(f(t))=1 and o(g(t))=0. Then there exists a unique sequence S n (x) such that g(t)f ( t ) k | S n (x)=n! δ n , k , where n,k0. The sequence S n (x) is called the Sheffer sequence for (g(t),f(t)), which is denoted by S n (x)(g(t),f(t)) (see [3]).

For f(t),g(t)F, we have

f(t)= k = 0 f ( t ) | x k k ! t k ,p(x)= k = 0 t k | p ( x ) k ! x k ,
(1.6)

and

f ( t ) g ( t ) | p ( x ) = f ( t ) | g ( t ) p ( x ) = g ( t ) | f ( t ) p ( x ) (see [3]).
(1.7)

By (1.6), we get

d k p ( x ) d x k | x = 0 = p ( k ) (0)= t k | p ( x ) and 1 | p ( k ) ( x ) = p ( k ) (0).
(1.8)

Thus, from (1.8), we have

t k p(x)= p ( k ) (x)= d k p ( x ) d x k (see [1–3]).
(1.9)

For S n (x)(g(t),f(t)), the following equations from (1.10) to (1.14) are well known in [3]:

(1.10)
(1.11)
(1.12)
(1.13)

where f ¯ (t) is the compositional inverse of f(t), and

S n (x+y)= k = 0 n ( n k ) p k (y) S n k (x)= k = 0 n ( n k ) p k (x) S n k (y),
(1.14)

where p k (y)=g(t) S k (y)(1,f(t)).

The Euler polynomials of order r are defined by the generating function to be

( 2 e t + 1 ) r e x t = e E ( r ) ( x ) t = n = 0 E n ( r ) ( x ) n ! t n (see [1–3, 5–16])
(1.15)

with the usual convention about replacing ( E ( r ) ( x ) ) n by E n ( r ) (x). In the special case, x=0, E n ( r ) (0)= E n ( r ) are called the Euler numbers of order r.

As is well known, the higher-order Bernoulli polynomials are also defined by the generating function to be

( t e t 1 ) r e x t = e B ( r ) ( x ) t = n = 0 B n ( r ) ( x ) n ! t n (see [1–3, 5–16])
(1.16)

with the usual convention about replacing ( B ( r ) ( x ) ) n by B n ( r ) (x). In the special case, x=0, B n ( r ) (0)= B n ( r ) are called the Bernoulli numbers of order r.

Recently, several researchers have studied the umbral calculus related to special polynomials. In this paper, we derive some interesting identities related to Bernoulli, Euler, and Abel polynomials arising from umbral calculus.

2 Some identities of special polynomials

It is known [3] that

x B n 1 ( n a ) (x) ( 1 , ( e t 1 t ) a t ) , x n (1,t),
(2.1)

where nN and a0. From (2.1), we have

x n = x ( e t 1 t ) a n x 1 x B n 1 ( n a ) ( x ) = x ( e t 1 t ) a n B n 1 ( n a ) ( x ) = x l = 0 ( a n ) ! ( l + a n ) ! S 2 ( l + a n , a n ) t l B n 1 ( n a ) ( x ) = x l = 0 n 1 ( a n ) ! ( l + a n ) ! S 2 ( l + a n , a n ) ( n 1 ) l B n 1 l ( n a ) ( x ) ,
(2.2)

where S 2 (n,l) is the Stirling number of the second kind. Therefore, by (2.2), we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.1 For nN and a0, we have

x n 1 = l = 0 n 1 ( a n ) ! ( l + a n ) ! S 2 (l+an,an) ( n 1 ) l B n 1 l ( n a ) (x),

where ( a ) n =a(a1)(an+1).

In [3], we note that

S n (x)= k = 1 n ( a n n k ) ( n 1 ) n k x k ( 1 , t ( 1 + t ) a ) ,
(2.3)

and

ϕ n (x)= k = 0 n S 2 (n,k) x k ( 1 , log ( 1 + t ) ) ,
(2.4)

where a0.

For n1, we have

ϕ n ( x ) = x ( t ( 1 + t ) a log ( 1 + t ) ) n x 1 S n ( x ) = x ( t ( 1 + t ) a log ( 1 + t ) ) n l = 1 n ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l x l 1 .
(2.5)

The Bernoulli polynomials b n (x) of the second kind are defined by the generating function to be

t log ( 1 + t ) ( 1 + t ) x = k = 0 b k (x) t k k ! (see [3]).
(2.6)

By (2.5) and (2.6), we get

ϕ n ( x ) = l = 1 n ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l x ( t ( 1 + t ) a log ( 1 + t ) ) n x l 1 = l = 1 n ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l x ( k = 0 b k ( a ) k ! t k ) n x l 1 = l = 1 ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l x k = 0 ( l 1 + + l n = k ( k l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) ) t k k ! x l 1 = l = 1 n ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l x k = 0 l 1 ( l 1 + + l n = k ( k l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) ) ( l 1 ) k k ! x l 1 k = l = 1 n k = 0 l 1 l 1 + + l n = k ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l ( l 1 k ) ( k l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) x l k = l = 1 n m = 1 l l 1 + + l n = l m ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l ( l 1 m 1 ) ( l m l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) x m = m = 1 n { l = m n l 1 + + l n = l m ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l ( l 1 m 1 ) ( l m l 1 , , l n ) × b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) } x m .
(2.7)

Therefore, by (2.4) and (2.7), we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.2 For a0, n1 with 1mn, we have

S 2 (n,m)= l = m n l 1 + + l n = l m ( a n n l ) ( n 1 ) n l ( l 1 m 1 ) ( l m l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 (a) b l n (a).

It is well known (see [3]) that

( t log ( 1 + t ) ) n ( 1 + t ) x 1 = k = 0 B k ( k n + 1 ) (x) t k k ! .
(2.8)

Thus, by (2.8), we get

( t ( 1 + t ) a log ( 1 + t ) ) n = k = 0 B k ( k n + 1 ) (an+1) t k k ! ,
(2.9)

and

( t ( 1 + t ) a log ( 1 + t ) ) n = k = 0 ( l 1 + + l n = k ( k l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 ( a ) b l n ( a ) ) t k k ! .
(2.10)

Therefore, by (2.9) and (2.10), we obtain the following lemma.

Lemma 2.3 For n,k Z + , we have

l 1 + + l n = k ( k l 1 , , l n ) b l 1 (a) b l n (a)= B k ( k n + 1 ) (an+1).

Let us consider the following sequences:

S n ( x ) ( 1 , ( e t + 1 2 ) a t ) ( a R ) , x n ( 1 , t ) ( n 0 ) .
(2.11)

Then from (2.11), we have

S n ( x ) = x ( 2 e t + 1 ) a n x 1 x n = x ( 2 e t + 1 ) a n x n 1 = x E n 1 ( a n ) ( x ) .
(2.12)

Therefore, by (2.12), we obtain the following proposition.

Proposition 2.4 For aR, nN, we have

x E n 1 ( a n ) (x) ( 1 , ( e t + 1 2 ) a t ) .

The Abel sequence is given by

A n (x;b)=x ( x b n ) n 1 ( 1 , t e b t ) (b0).
(2.13)

By Proposition 2.4 and (2.13), we get

x E n 1 ( n a ) ( x ) = x ( t e b t ( e t + 1 2 ) a t ) n x 1 A n ( x ; b ) = x ( 2 e t + 1 ) a n e b n t x 1 A n ( x ; b ) = x ( k = 0 E ( a n ) ( b n ) k ! t k ) ( x b n ) n 1 = x k = 0 n 1 ( n 1 k ) E k ( a n ) ( b n ) ( x b n ) n 1 k .
(2.14)

Therefore, by (2.14), we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.5 For nN and aR, we have

E n 1 ( a n ) ( x ) = k = 0 n 1 ( n 1 k ) E k ( a n ) ( b n ) ( x b n ) n 1 k = k = 0 n 1 ( n 1 k ) E n 1 k ( a n ) ( b n ) ( x b n ) k .

Let us consider the following Sheffer sequences:

G n ( x ; a , b ) ( 1 , e a t ( e b t 1 ) ) ( b 0 ) , A n ( x ; c + a ) ( 1 , t e ( c + a ) t ) ( c + a 0 ) .
(2.15)

By (2.15), we note that

G n (x;a,b)= x b ( x a n b 1 ) n 1 .
(2.16)

For n1, from (2.15), we have

A n ( x ; c + a ) = x ( e a t ( e b t 1 ) t e ( c + a ) t ) n x 1 G n ( x ; a , b ) = x ( e b t 1 t e c t ) n x 1 G n ( x ; a , b ) ,
(2.17)

and

( e t 1 ) n e t x t n = 1 t n ( n ! j = n S 2 ( j , n ) t j j ! ) ( l = 0 ( 1 ) l l ! x l t l ) = ( n ! j = 0 S 2 ( j + n , n ) t j ( j + n ) ! ) ( l = 0 ( 1 ) l x l l ! t l ) = k = 0 ( j = 0 k S 2 ( j + n , n ) ( 1 ) k j ( k j ) ( j + n j ) x k j ) t k k ! .
(2.18)

From (2.18), we can derive the following equation (2.19):

( e b t 1 ) n e b t ( c b n ) ( b t ) n = k = 0 ( j = 0 k ( 1 ) k j ( k j ) S 2 ( j + n , n ) ( j + n j ) ( c b n ) k j ) ( b t ) k k ! .
(2.19)

Thus, by (2.19), we get

( e b t 1 t e c t ) n = b n k = 0 ( j = 0 k ( c n ) k j ( k j ) S 2 ( j + n , n ) ( j + n j ) b j ) t k k ! .
(2.20)

From (2.16), (2.17), and (2.20), we can derive the following equation (2.21):

(2.21)

and

( x a n b 1 ) n 1 = l = 0 n 1 S 1 (n1,l) ( x a n b 1 ) l ,
(2.22)

where S 1 (n,l) is the Stirling number of the first kind. By (2.22), we get

t k k ! ( x a n b 1 ) n 1 = l = k n 1 S 1 (n1,l) ( l k ) ( x a n b 1 ) l k b k .
(2.23)

Thus, by (2.21) and (2.23), we get

(2.24)

From (1.14), we have

A n (x;c+a)=x ( x ( c + a ) n ) n 1 .
(2.25)

Therefore, by (2.24) and (2.25), we obtain the following theorem.

Theorem 2.6 For n1, b0, c+a0, we have

( x ( c + a ) n ) n 1 = b n 1 k = 0 n 1 j = 0 k l = k n 1 ( c n b ) k j ( k j ) ( l k ) S 2 ( j + n , n ) S 1 ( n 1 , l ) ( j + n j ) ( x a n b 1 ) l k .

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The authors express their sincere gratitude to the referees for their valuable suggestions and comments. This paper is supported in part by the Research Grant of Kwangwoon University in 2013.

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Kim, D.S., Kim, T., Lee, SH. et al. Some identities of Bernoulli, Euler and Abel polynomials arising from umbral calculus. Adv Differ Equ 2013, 15 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1186/1687-1847-2013-15

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