The symbol Σxn will be used to denote the sum of the n th powers of the first x positive integers, that is, ln + 2n + 3n +... +xn, n integral. It is well known that this sum is equivalent to a polynomial of degree (n+l), having no constant term.
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Reilly, John F.
"On the Summation Σx^n,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 37(1), 289-290.
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