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## The Hirzebruch criterion for the Todd class

The Hirzebruch criterion for the Todd class is given in “The signature theorem: reminiscences and recreations” by Hirzebruch. The formal power series that defines the Todd class must satisfy . The e.g.f. for the Bernoulli numbers uniquely satisfies this criterion. … Continue reading

## The Bernoulli polynomials and Hirzebruch’s generalized Todd class

Let’s connect the Bernoullis, using their basic operational definition rather than their e.g.f., to the Todd genus and more through formal group laws (FGL, see note at bottom) and associated Lie ops and, therefore, compositional inversion. [This is done through … Continue reading

## Bernoulli Appells

The defining characteristic of the Bernoulli numbers operationally is that they are the basis of the unique Appell sequence, the Bernoulli polynomials, that “translate” simply under the generalized binomial transform (Appell property) and satisfy (for an analytic function, such as … Continue reading

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Tagged Appell sequences, Cycle index polynomials, Differential operators, Faulhaber's formula, formal group laws, Hurwitz zeta function, Lagrange inversion, Lah polynomials, Mellin transform, Pincherle derivative, Raising operators, Riemann zeta function, Sheffer sequences, Simplices, Stirling numbers, Symmetric polynomials, umbral compositional inverse
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## Bernoulli, Blissard, and Lie meet Stirling and the simplices: State number operators and normal ordering

A set of identities that encapsulates relations among the Bernoulli numbers, the Stirling numbers of the first and second kinds, and operators related to the umbral calculus of Blissard and his contemporaries: Decoding:

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Tagged Appell sequences, Bernoulli polynomials, Compositional inverse, Conjugation and derivation, Differential operators, Finite difference operator, formal group laws, Hurwitz zeta function, Lie derivatives, Lowering operators, Multiplicative inverse, Raising operators, Riemann zeta function, Sheffer sequences, Stirling numbers, Umbral calculus