[seqfan] Re: LambertW Identity - Conjecture

Paul D Hanna pauldhanna at juno.com
Mon Mar 16 14:59:25 CET 2009


Seqfans, 
       Below I give a complementary identity. 
  
First to address Maximilian's comment. 
>> Note that if V=1, then the above claim reduces to:
>> x = W(x*exp(x)).
>
> You agree that this is the definition of the W function ?
> (Just to make sure what we consider as definition and what as result...)
> 
> Maximilian
 
Yes, of course (I should have been more precise).  
The point is that the identity reduces to the expected result at the trivial case V=1.  
    
Starting from the alternate expression of the definition:
  x = W(x)*exp(W(x))
we get the following complementary identity.
 
 
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Conjecture II. 
Given V is an arbitrary real and J is an integer, then
 
V^(J^2)*x = Sum_{n>=0} x^n/n! * Sum_{k>=1} V^((n+k+J-1)^2)*(-1)^(k-1)*(n+1)*(n+k)^(k-2)/(k-1)!*x^k 
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Note that at V=1 this statement reduces to:
 x = W(x)*exp(W(x))
as expected by definition of Lambert W(x). 
 
 
EXAMPLE using PARI code:
V=2;J=3;
sum(n=0,100,x^n/n!*sum(k=1,100,V^((n+k+J-1)^2)*(-1)^(k-1)*(n+1)*(n+k)^(k-2)/(k-1)!*x^k) )+O(x^100) 
 
RETURNS: 512*x + O(x^100)
 
Regards,
   Paul 
 
---------- Original Message ----------
From: "Paul D Hanna" <pauldhanna at juno.com>
To: seqfan at list.seqfan.eu
Subject: [seqfan]  LambertW Identity - Conjecture
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2009 06:59:37 GMT

Seqfans, 
      Here is an identity that I just found related to the LambertW function. 
It is a conjecture and I need a proof. 

The statement is a variant of the sum in A155200:  
 exp( Sum_{n>=1} 2^(n^2) * x^n/n )  = 1+2x+10x^2+188x^3+... 
in which I attempted to replace exp(x) with  
 W(x) = Sum_{n>=1} (-n)^(n-1)*x^n/n!

Here is the surprising result of this line of inquiry.  
----------------------------------------------------------------
Conjecture: 
Given V is any real variable and J is an integer, then 
V^(J^2)*x = Sum_{n>=1} (-n)^(n-1)/n!*x^n*[Sum_{k>=0} V^((n+k+J-1)^2)*n^k*x^k/k!]. 
----------------------------------------------------------------  
 
Note that if V=1, then the above claim reduces to:
x = W(x*exp(x)).

EXAMPLE using PARI code:
V=2;J=3;
sum(n=1,100,(-n)^(n-1)/n!*x^n*sum(k=0,100,V^((k+n+J-1)^2)*n^k*x^k/k! +O(x^100)))
RETURNS:  512*x + O(x^101)

Besides a proof, I am mostly interested in what this is telling us about what is really going on in sums like that given in A155200 and above. 
 
I welcome any comments. 
    Paul 
(dedicated to Vladeta Jovovic).


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