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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2011, Article ID 896483, 13 pages
Research Article

Logarithmically Complete Monotonicity Properties Relating to the Gamma Function

1Department of Mathematics, Huzhou Teachers College, Huzhou 313000, China
2Department of Mathematics, Changsha University of Science and Technology, Changsha 410076, China

Received 26 March 2011; Accepted 18 May 2011

Academic Editor: Narcisa C. Apreutesei

Copyright © 2011 Tie-Hong Zhao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


We prove that the function 𝑓𝛼,𝛽(𝑥)=Γ𝛽(𝑥+𝛼)/𝑥𝛼Γ(𝛽𝑥) is strictly logarithmically completely monotonic on (0,) if (𝛼,𝛽){(𝛼,𝛽)1/𝛼𝛽1,𝛼1}{(𝛼,𝛽)0<𝛽1,𝜑1(𝛼,𝛽)0,𝜑2(𝛼,𝛽)0} and [𝑓𝛼,𝛽(𝑥)]1 is strictly logarithmically completely monotonic on (0,) if (𝛼,𝛽){(𝛼,𝛽)0<𝛼1/2,0<𝛽1}{(𝛼,𝛽)1𝛽1/𝛼2,𝛼1}{(𝛼,𝛽)1/2𝛼<1,𝛽1/(1𝛼)}, where 𝜑1(𝛼,𝛽)=(𝛼2+𝛼1)𝛽2+(2𝛼23𝛼+1)𝛽𝛼 and 𝜑2(𝛼,𝛽)=(𝛼1)𝛽2+(2𝛼25𝛼+2)𝛽1.