Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 16 (2013), Article 13.6.3

An Alternating Sum Involving the Reciprocal of Certain Multiplicative Functions

Olivier Bordellès
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Benoit Cloitre
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We establish an asymptotic formula for an alternating sum of the reciprocal of a class of multiplicative functions. The proof is straightforward and uses classical convolution techniques. Numerous examples are given.

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(Concerned with sequences A001615 A058026 A065463 A082695 A211117 A211178.)

Received February 9 2013; revised version received March 3 2013; June 12 2013. Published in Journal of Integer Sequences, June 16 2013.

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