# Harmonic Number is Greater than Logarithm plus Gamma

## Theorem

$H_n > \ln n + \gamma$

where:

$H_n$ denotes the $n$th harmonic number
$\gamma$ denotes the Euler-Mascheroni constant.

## Proof

$H_n \approx \ln n + \gamma + \dfrac 1 {2 n} - \dfrac 1 {12 n^2} + \dfrac 1 {120 n^4} - \epsilon$

where $0 < \epsilon < \dfrac 1 {252 n^6}$.

We have that:

$\dfrac 1 {2 n} + \dfrac 1 {120 n^4} > \dfrac 1 {12 n^2} + \dfrac 1 {252 n^6}$

and the result follows.

$\blacksquare$