A harmonic mean inequality for the gamma function. (English) Zbl 0888.33001

Summary: We prove that for all positive real numbers \(x\neq 1\), the harmonic mean of \((\Gamma (x))^2\) and \((\Gamma (1/x))^2\) is greater than 1. This refines a result of Gautschi (1974).


33B15 Gamma, beta and polygamma functions
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