Title

The Euler-Maclaurin Formula and Sums of Powers

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2006

Publication Title

Mathematics Magazine

Department

Mathematics and Computer Science

Abstract

This paper uses the Euler-Maclaurin formula for approximating a sum by an integral to prove that the limiting value of a certain expression related to the power sum is 1/(e-1).

ISSN

0025-570X