On Log-concavity of a Class of Generalized Stirling Numbers

Feng-Zhen Zhao

Abstract


This paper considers the generalized Stirling numbers of the first and second kinds. First, we show that the sequences of the above generalized Stirling numbers are both log-concave under some mild conditions. Then, we show that some polynomials related to the above generalized Stirling numbers are $q$-log-concave or $q$-log-convex under suitable conditions. We further discuss the log-convexity of some linear transformations related to generalized Stirling numbers of the first kind.

Keywords


Stirling numbers; log-concavity; log-convexity; $q$-log-concavity; $q$-log-convexity

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