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Asymptotics of Stirling numbers of the second kind

Authors: W. E. Bleick and Peter C. C. Wang
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 42 (1974), 575-580
MSC: Primary 41A60
Erratum: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 48 (1975), 518.
Erratum: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 48 (1975), 518.
MathSciNet review: 0330867
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Abstract: A complete asymptotic development of the Stirling numbers $ S(N,K)$ of the second kind is obtained by the saddle point method previously employed by Moser and Wyman [Trans, Roy. Soc. Canad., 49 (1955), 49-54] and de Bruijn [Asymptotic methods in analysis, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 1958, pp. 102-109] for the asymptotic representation of the related Bell numbers.

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Keywords: Asymptotic expansion, Stirling number of the second kind, Bell number, saddle point method
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