• Some inequalities for the Bell numbers

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    • Keywords


      Bell number determinant; product; inequality; generating function; derivative; absolutely monotonic function; completely monotonic function; logarithmically absolutely monotonic function; logarithmically completely monotonic function; Stirling number of the second kind; induction; Faà

    • Abstract


      In this paper, we present derivatives of the generating functions for the Bell numbers by induction and by the Faà di Bruno formula, recover an explicit formula in terms of the Stirling numbers of the second kind, find the (logarithmically) absolute and complete monotonicity of the generating functions, and construct some inequalities for the Bell numbers. From these inequalities, we derive the logarithmic convexity of the sequence of the Bell numbers.

    • Author Affiliations


      FENG QI1 2 3

      1. Institute of Mathematics, Henan Polytechnic University, Jiaozuo City 454010, Henan Province, China
      2. College of Mathematics, Inner Mongolia University for Nationalities, Tongliao City 028043, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China
      3. Department of Mathematics, College of Science, Tianjin Polytechnic University, Tianjin City 300387, China
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