Fix $0 < y <1$. Assume that $n$ is a large positive integer. Let $H(z):= \sum_{i=1}^n \ln(z^i+i1)$. Is it true that $\Re(H(e^{\xi+i\theta}))$ has asymptotically (for large $n$) a peak at $\theta=0$, where $\xi=\frac{\ln(n)+\ln(\alpha)}{\alpha n}$ and $\alpha$ is asymptotically (for large $n$) given by $\alpha=y+O(y/\ln(n)^2)$? Actually $\tilde{z}:=e^\xi$ is the solution of $S'(z)=0$, with $S(z):=\sum_{i=1}^n \ln(z^i+i1)\left( \frac{n(n+1)}{2}(1y^2)+1\right) \ln(z)$. This corresponds to the Saddle point I use in the analysis of the Sum of positions of records in random permutations. I can provide the details to the interested reader.
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