New integral representations of the polylogarithm function
Abstract
Maximon has recently given an excellent summary of the properties of the Euler dilogarithm function and the frequently used generalizations of the dilogarithm, the most important among them being the polylogarithm function $Li_(z)$. The polylogarithm function appears in several fields of mathematics and in many physical problems. We, by making use of elementary arguments, deduce several new integral representations of the polylogarithm for any complex z for which $z$ < 1. Two are valid for all complex s, whenever $\Re(s)>1$ . The other two involve the Bernoulli polynomials and are valid in the important special case where the parameter s is an positive integer. Our earlier established results on the integral representations for the Riemann zeta function $\zeta(2n+1)$ ,$n\in\mathbb{N}$, follow directly as corollaries of these representations.
 Publication:

Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A
 Pub Date:
 April 2007
 DOI:
 10.1098/rspa.2006.1794
 arXiv:
 arXiv:0911.4452
 Bibcode:
 2007RSPSA.463..897C
 Keywords:

 Mathematics  Classical Analysis and ODEs;
 11M99;
 33E20
 EPrint:
 15 pages