Monthly Archives: March 2015

Proof of the Recursive Identity for the Bernoulli Numbers

The Bernoulli numbers satisfy the recursive relationship .  (Here, is the Iverson bracket, where evaluates to 1 if P is true and 0 if P is false.)  The relationship can be used to calculate the Bernoulli numbers fairly easily.  This post gives a … Continue reading

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