We study certain step functions whose nonnegativity is related to the integrality of sequences of ratios of factorial products. In particular, we obtain a lower bound for the mean square of such step functions which allows us to give a restriction on when such a factorial ratio sequence can be integral. Additionally, we note that this work has applications to the classification of cyclic quotient singularities.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||International Journal of Number Theory|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|