Negative Binomial Series

The series which arises in the binomial theorem for negative integer -n,

(x+a)^(-n)=sum_(k=0)^(infty)(-n; k)x^ka^(-n-k)
=sum_(k=0)^(infty)(-1)^k(n+k-1; k)x^ka^(-n-k)

for |x|<a.

For a=1, the negative binomial series simplifies to


See also

Binomial Series, Binomial Theorem

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Weisstein, Eric W. "Negative Binomial Series." From MathWorld--A Wolfram Web Resource.

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