# The convergence or the divergence of a series

Let us consider the series of general term:

$$\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{n^{1/2}}\sin(\beta \log n)$$

The question is about the convergence or the divergence of this series.

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We can use the complex series of the general term: $$\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{n^{1/2}}\exp(-\beta \log n)$$ to obtain the the eta function which is analytic in the domain $Re(α+iβ)>0$. The mentioned series in the question is the imaginary part of the eta function which is convergent since the whole series is convergent. Here we have $α=0.5$.
@Mhenni Benghorbal How boundedness $\left|\sum\limits_{n=1}^{N}{{(-1)^{n-1}}\sin(\beta \log n)}\right| \leqslant M, \;\;(\forall N\in\mathbb{N})$ can be proved? – M. Strochyk Dec 23 '12 at 18:20
You know that the function $sin$ is bounded for all its real arguments. – ZE1 Dec 23 '12 at 18:30