# Tag Archives: Signed

## Signed Stirling numbers of first kind as coefficients

Signed Stirling numbers of the first kind We define the following $$s(n,k) = (-1)^{n-k} \left[n\atop k\right]$$ Prove the following $$(x)_n = x(x-1)(x-2)\cdots (x-n+1) = \sum_{k=0}^n s(n,k)x^k$$ $$\textit{proof}$$ We already proved that $$x^{(n)} = \sum_{k=0}^n \left[n\atop k\right] x^k$$ Which can be … Continue reading