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Some identities related to Dedekind sums and the second-order linear recurrence polynomials
© Li and Zhang; licensee Springer. 2013
- Received: 7 August 2013
- Accepted: 9 September 2013
- Published: 8 November 2013
In this paper, we use the elementary method and the reciprocity theorem of Dedekind sums to study the computational problem of one kind Dedekind sums, and give two interesting computational formulae related to Dedekind sums and the second-order linear recurrence polynomials.
- Dedekind sums
- the second-order linear recurrence polynomials
For any positive integer x, we define the generalized Lucas polynomial as follows: , , and for all .
is the well-known Lucas sequence; is the Lucas-Pell sequence. About the properties of this sequence and related contents, some authors had studied them, and obtained many interesting results, see [1–3]. In this paper, we use the elementary method and the reciprocity theorem of Dedekind sums to study the computational problem of one kind Dedekind sums, and obtain some interesting identities related to Dedekind sums and the second-order linear recurrence polynomials. For convenience, we first give the definition of the Dedekind sums as follows:
where , and .
In this paper, we shall give an exact computational formula for . That is, we shall prove the following two theorems.
From the theorems, we may immediately deduce the following two corollaries.
In our theorems, x must be a positive odd number. If x is an even number, then . This time, the situation is more complex, it is very difficult for us to give an exact computational formula for .
This proves Theorem 1.
This completes the proof of Theorem 2.
from our theorems, we may immediately deduce Corollary 2.
The authors would like to thank the referee for his very helpful and detailed comments, which have significantly improved the presentation of this paper. This work is supported by the P.S.F. (2013JZ001, 2013KJXX-34) and the N.S.F. (11071194) of P.R. China.
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