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Summation of geometric series divergence [on hold]

The summation of some geometric series a*r^(n-1) is divergent. But what i don't understand is this: If the summation of a geometric series is divergent, then one of its sum is: a. the sum oscillates ...
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Good upper bound for an alternanting series [on hold]

Someone know a good upper bound for the partial sums of $S=\sum(-1)^{n+1}\sqrt{n}$? I mean how fast is the growth of this sum?
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Euler series with milder divergence

Theorema 19 in Euler's memoir "Variae observationes circa series infinitas" says The sum of the reciprocals of the prime numbers is infinitely great but is infinitely times less than the sum of the ...
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What is the Hausdorff dimension of this fractal?

Let $\sum_{i=h}^\infty d_i/b^i $ be the base $b$ representation of $x \geq 0,$ where $b>1$ and the $d_i$ are uniquely determined by the greedy algorithm. For fixed $c>1,$ let $f(x)= ...
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New series for $1/\pi$ based on Ramanujan's ideas

In his classic paper "Modular Equations and Approximations to $\pi$ (1914)", Ramanujan gives a standard technique to obtain a general family of series for $1/\pi$ based on series for $(2K/\pi)^{2}$ in ...
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Asymptotic expansion of $\zeta(s \mid a,b)= \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+a)^{s}(n+b)}$

I'm interested in an asymptotic expansion of the following Riemann zeta-type function $$ \begin{align} \displaystyle \zeta(s \mid a,b) := \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+a)^{s}(n+b)}, \quad \Re a ...
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Summation of number series power over exponent [migrated]

How can one calculate this: $S =\sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{n^3}{4^n}$ ? I guess there must be a recurrent expression for elements, which could be transformed into an equation for $S$ by making $n ...
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Does the green kernel converge as a series of functions?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact rimannian manifold. It is well known that we can diagonalyse the Green kernel as a $L^2$ operator acting on functions. Moreover we have the convergence of the following ...
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Solving a doubly exponential generating function

I am analyzing the average time complexity of some algorithm on some probabilistic model, and I've come to a doubly exponential sequence for which I cannot find corresponding generating function. I ...
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What are your favorite instructional counterexamples on sequences? [migrated]

In this article, I give counterexamples regarding real sequences. And in that one some others. In particular counterexamples answering questions like: "If for all $p \in \mathbb{N}$ $\lim\limits_{n ...
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Series estimate

Let $\theta\in(0,1)$ be given. I define for $a>0$ and $\lambda \ge 1$, $ S(\lambda,a )=\sum_{k\ge 1} k^{\frac12-\theta}e^{-a\vert k-\lambda\vert}. $ I want to prove that $$ ...
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Vanishing of certain periodic series: A question related to $L(1 , \chi) \neq 0$.

Fix $q$ to be a positive integer. Let $$f : \mathbb{N} \to \{-1 ,0, 1\}$$ be a $q$-periodic arithmetic function such that $$\sum_{n = 1}^q f(n) = 0.$$ If $f$ is not identically zero, is it true that ...
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About the first decimal of $\sqrt {n!}$

Do we have : $$\sup\{\sqrt {n!} - E(\sqrt {n!}); n\in I\!\!N\}=1?$$ Where $E(\cdot)$ is the integer part function, and $n!=1\times 2...\times n$.
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Why does this sequence converges to $\pi$?

One of my daughters was having a small programming exercise. Let's consider following algorithm: Take a list of length $n$: $\ (1\,\ 2\,\ \ldots\,\ n)$. Remove every $2$nd number. From the ...
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closed form for a series with binomials and primes

does the series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty p^n \binom{x}{p^n}$ have a closed form ? ($p$ prime) this is a special case of $\sum_{n=0}^\infty p^n \left(\sum_{k=p^n}^{p^{n+1}-1}a_k\binom{x}{k}\right)$ with the ...
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Are these identities Newton series?

Newton series is the following expansion of a function: $$f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k [f]\left (0\right)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} {x\choose n} \sum_{k=0}^n{n\choose k}(-1)^{k-n}f(k)$$ Now ...
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Newton series and Fourier transform - is there an analogy?

Fourier expansion for a function: $$f(x)=\frac{1}{2\pi}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty} e^{- i \omega x}\int_{-\infty}^{+\infty}e^{i\omega t}f(t)dt \, d\omega$$ Newton series expansion of a function: ...
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Telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$, question about the basic ideas and a specific series

There are many known telescoping series that enable analytic continuation of $\sum _n \frac {1}{n^{s}}$ into a variety of domains, however they seem to all be derived from two basic ideas: 1) The ...
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Divergence of a series similar to $\sum\frac{1}{p}$

Suppose we start with $k$ primes $p_1,p_2,\ldots ,p_k$ (not necessarily consecutive) and a residue class for each prime $r_1,r_2,\ldots ,r_k$. We denote the least integer not covered by the arithmetic ...
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Abscissa of absolute convergence of the product of two Dirichlet series

I first asked the following question on Mathematics StackExchange (a few weeks ago), since the content of MathOverflow is mostly above my academic level. I didn't want to bother people on this forum ...
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Mean of a vector

Be a set of numbers $v=(a_1, a_2, \ldots, a_n)$ I want to form the following average vector $\mu = (\frac{\sum a_i}{n}, \frac{\sum a_i}{n}, \ldots, \frac{\sum a_i}{n})$. If I do it iteratively step ...
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this sequence $A_{n}$ have recursive relations?

Let $$A_{n}=\sum_{i=0}^{n-3}(-1)^{n+i-2}\dfrac{13n^2-31n-10ni+9i+i^2+16}{(3n-i-3)(3n-i-4)(2n-i-3)!\cdot i!}$$ I want find the $A_{n}$ recursive relations,such as following form ...
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How to calculate the infinite sum of this double series?

I'm calculating this double sum: $$ \sum _{m=1}^{\infty } \sum _{k=0}^{\infty } \frac{(-1)^m}{(2 k+1)^2+m^2} $$ I know the answer is $$ \frac{ \pi \log (2)}{16}-\frac{\pi ^2}{16} $$ which can be ...
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Why do Pell equations appear in Ramanujan's pi formulas?

While answering this MSE question about the Pell equation $x^2-29y^2=1$, I noticed that certain fundamental solutions appeared in Ramanujan's famous pi formula. I. Given the fundamental unit, ...
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What problem would you base your mathcoin on?

Recently, a variant of electronic currency, based on prime sextuplets, broke the record in generating the largest known set of six primes, packed as closely as possible, that is, a sextuple ...
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Does this function have any exponential growth?

Has anyone seen any function of the following type? $$ g(x):=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}\exp\left(-\frac{a^n}{x}\right),\quad a>1,x\ge 0. $$ The question is whether for some constant ...
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The closed form of $\sum_{n=2}^\infty(-1)^{n+1}\frac{\psi(n)}n\log(n)$

The following series I'm interested in $$\sum_{n=2}^\infty(-1)^{n+1}\frac{\psi(n)}n\log(n)$$ where $\psi(n)$ is digamma function arose in the evaluation of an integral I posted on MSE, ...
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A.e. pointwise convergence of L2 functions - counterexample for generalization of Carleson's thm

Let $f_n \in L^2[0,1]$ be an orthonormal sequence and let $c_n \in \mathbb C$ be such that $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} |c_n|^2 < \infty$. Does this imply that the sequence $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}c_nf_n$ ...
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Asymptotic formulas for Monster-related modular functions?

Define the following, $$j(\tau) = \Big(\tfrac{E_4(\tau)}{\eta^8(\tau)}\Big)^3 = {1 \over q} + 744 + \color{blue}{196884} q + 21493760 q^2 + 864299970 q^3 + \cdots \tag{1}$$ $$j_{2A}(\tau) ...
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Is this infinite series related to some well-known special functions?

Please allow me to resort once again to the expertise of the MathOverflow community : During research I encoutered the following infinite series : $$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} ...
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Minimizing $\{0,1\}$-sequence permutations

Explanation: For a given bit sequence $f$, reposition the bits as to minimize $G$ which can be thought of as a measure of how poorly proportional $f$ is to each of its subsequences. Let $p \in ...
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bounds on a series with binomial coefficients

I have the following series $\sum\limits_{l=1}^n {n\choose l} \alpha^{\beta^l}$ where $\alpha > 0$and $0 \leq \beta \leq 1$. Can anybody guide me how I can evaluate it or find some tight upper ...
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What is known about this series?

I recently came across the following function which intrigues me: \begin{equation} f(\alpha):=\sum_{i=0}^\infty \frac{\alpha^{i(i+1)/2}}{i!}. \end{equation} For $-1\leq \alpha\leq 1$ this function is ...
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expression for infinite series with powers of factorial in denominator

The series $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{\exp(c k \beta)}{(k!)^\beta} $$ has come up when I'm trying to apply the methodology in this paper (http://www.ism.ac.jp/~eguchi/pdf/Robustify_MLE.pdf) to Poisson ...
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Finite series with reciprocal factorials

I asked the question at MSE http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/982388/simple-finite-series-with-reciprocal-factorials but got no answer or comment (it is not a homework). I'm trying to find the ...
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How did the summation operation come into use? [closed]

So we've been using summations at least since the dawn of calculus. I'm wondering how the process of summing a function came to be known? Are there events that led to the invention of the summation ...
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The behavior of series involving special subsets of the prime numbers

It is well known that the series $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P}} \frac{1}{p}$ diverges where $\mathbb{P}$ denotes the set of primes. Brun proved that $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P_2}} \frac{1}{p}$ converges where $ ...
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Inner Product of Given Sum Positive Sequence

Let $$A = \Big\{(a_1,a_2,\dots)\ \Big|\ a_i\ge 0, \sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i=1\Big\},$$ $$v(x)=\sup\left(\bigg\{\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_ib_i\ \bigg|\ (a_i)_{i=1}^\infty,\, (b_i)_{i=1}^\infty \in ...
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Name for series $\sum f_n x^n / (n! (n+k)!)$

Let $(f_n)_{n\ge0}$ be a real sequence. Then $\sum f_n {x^n \over n!}$ is called the exponential generating function of $(f_n)$. Let $k\ge0$ be a nonnegative integer. If we add another factorial ...
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Is this series well known?

I recently encountered the following function $$ f(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{t^{n^2}}{n^2!}. $$ It seems familiar, though I cannot remember where I might have seen it before. I would like to know ...
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Summation mollifier to ensure a certain alternating series has the correct value

I would like the function $f(n,M)$, where $n$ and $M$ are integers and $n\le M$, so that $f$ satisfies the following two conditions: (1) $\sum_{n=0}^M (-1)^n f(n,M) = \tfrac{1}{2}$ (2) $f(n,M) ...
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$\eta(s)$ expressed as an 'alternating' sum of Hurwitz Zetas. Why does it only work for sums with an even number of terms?

It is known that: $$\zeta(s)= a^{-s}\,\sum_{k=1}^{a} \zeta_H\left(s,\frac{k}{a}\right)$$ is valid for all $a \in \mathbb{N}$ and all $s \in \mathbb{C}\,/1$, with $\zeta_H$ being the Hurwitz zeta ...
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Conjectured relation between alternating Prime zeta series and Riemann zeta

Let $P(s)$ be the Prime zeta function. Numerical evidence suggests these identities: $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k}P(3k)}{k}=\log{\bigg(\frac{1}{945}\frac{\pi^6}{\zeta(3)}\bigg)}\qquad\quad ...
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Algebraic Relations between $G(q)$ and $H(q)$

I had posted this originally on MSE, but got no response at all hence posting the same here. In his paper "Algebraic Relations between Certain Infinite Products" (Proceedings of the London ...
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Where the following interpolation method converges?

In this question about discrete-analytic functions (that is functions, who equal to their Newton series) I asked for a solution for the following problem: Is there a method to extend the notion ...
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If the generating function summation and zeta regularized sum of a divergent exist, do they always coincide?

One could assign a value to divergent series by means of several summation methods. One summation method we could consider is the generating function method. Let's sum, for example, the fibonacci ...
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Prove that these two definitions of “natural” integration constant coincide when both converge

These are two possible definitions of antiderivative (integral) incorporating a supposedly natural choice of an integration constant (see this question for further details). The first one is based on ...
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Without Skolem–Mahler–Lech Theorem? [closed]

Using Skolem–Mahler–Lech theorem one can easily prove the $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to +\infty}\left|\Re\left(\frac{1+i\sqrt{7}}{2} \right)^n\right| =+\infty$. Is there a "simple way" to prove this ...
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Do $r$-th root Harmonic numbers ever sum to integers?

None of the Harmonic numbers $H_n = \sum_{k=1}^n 1/k$ are integers for $n>1$ (e.g., this MSE question and answer). Q. Define the $r$-th root Harmonic number $H_n^{1/r} = \sum_{k=1}^n ...
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a question on sum of Gaussian binomial coefficients

I was trying to calculate something and at some point I get the following sum: \begin{equation} \sum_{t=0,t \text{ even}}^{s}{s+3n \brack s-t}\sum_{i = 0}^{t/2}q^{2i^2}{t/2+2n-i \brack t/2-i}{n ...