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Compute polylog of order 3 at $\frac{1}{2}$

How to compute the following series: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{2^nn^3}$$ I am aware this equals polylog of order 3 at $\frac{1}{2}$, but how to prove it using integral or Euler sum only (without ...
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Computing $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty} \Big(\sum\limits_{i = 1}^n \sum\limits_{j = 1}^n \frac1{i^2+j^2}-\frac{\pi}{2} \log(n)\Big)$.

In the chatroom we discussed about the asymptotic of $\displaystyle \sum_{i = 1}^n \sum_{j = 1}^n \frac1{i^2+j^2}$, and if we think of the inverse tangent integral, it's easy to see that ...
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Integral Test for convergence of a series

"Consider the series given by $$\sum_{n=2}^{+\infty}\frac{1}{n\ln n(\ln(\ln n))^{\alpha}}$$ for $\alpha>1$. Use the Integral Testo to conclude if the series is convergent or not." I tried to make ...
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Computing in closed form $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\operatorname{Ci}\left(\frac{3}{4}\zeta(2) \space n\right)}{n^2}$

What tools would you recommend me for computing the series below? $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{\operatorname{\displaystyle Ci\left(\frac{3}{4}\zeta(2) \space n\right)}}{n^2}$$ I lack the starting ...
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Closed-form of $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n}\Psi_3(n+1)$

Does the following series have a closed-form \begin{equation} \sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n}\Psi_3(n+1) \end{equation} where $\Psi_3(x)$ is the polygamma function of order 3. Here is ...
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A identity relating a infinite series and a definite integral [duplicate]

Prove that, $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^n} = \int_{0}^{1} x^{-x}dx$$ I made no significant progress, I'm looking for hint/ideas to approach this problem. Thanks!
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Approximation by definite integrals

I've seen a statement that says if $f$ is decreasing and continuous, then we have the following relation between the sum and integral: $$ \int_a^{b+1} f(x)dx \leq \sum_{i=a}^b f(i) \leq \int_{a-1}^b ...
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Hard Definite integral involving the Zeta function

Prove that: $$\displaystyle \int_{0}^{1}\frac{1-x}{1-x^{6}}{\ln^4{x}} \ {dx} = \frac{16{{\pi}^{5}}}{243\sqrt[]{{3}}}+\frac{605\zeta(5)}{54} $$ I was able to simplify it a bit by substituting ${y = ...
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McShane vs. Henstock-Kurzweil: Lebesgue integrable

Put in words, is it right to say that the difference of the McShane integral to the Henstock-Kurzweil integral is that the tags are not required to lie within $x_i\leq t_i\leq x_{i+1}$? If so, is ...
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Antiderivative of unbounded function?

One way to visualize an antiderivative is that the area under the derivative is added to the initial value of the antiderivative to get the final value of the antiderivative over an interval. The ...
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Using integral estimation to show that $ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac {\ln k}{k^2} \le \frac {2+3\ln2}{4}$

Show with Integral estimation that $$ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac {\ln k}{k^2} \le \frac {2+3\ln2}{4}$$ $$f(k)=\frac {\ln k}{k^2} $$ For the integral it is : 1 But the other part is the ...
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Is this integral $\int_0^1\left(\left\{\frac1x\right\}-\frac12\right)\frac{\log(x)}{x}dx$ equal to zero?

My initial question was to find if this integral $$ \int_0^1 \left(\left\{\frac 1x\right\}-\frac12\right)\frac{\log(x)}{x}dx$$ is convergent or divergent. ($\left\{\frac 1x\right\}$ is the fractional ...
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Is there an easier way to find the “natural” integration constant?

Suppose we take consequtive derivatives of a function at a point and then interpolate them with Newton series (Newton interpolation formula) so to obtain a smooth curve. ...
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How to calculate the integral of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty (1/r)^{n+1} r^2$?

How to calculate this integral? $$\int\limits_0^1 {\sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {\left( {\frac{1}{r}} \right)} } ^{n + 1} r^2 dx$$ Here $r$ is a real number
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Does This Function Exist?

I am trying to construct a piecewise function $g:[0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ with $g(0)=0,\hspace{3mm}$ $g \geq 0$, $\hspace{3mm}$ $\int_0^x g(t)dt\leq x,\hspace{3mm}$ and such that there is a ...
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Series converges but term by term integration not valid?

Give an example of a series $\sum g_n$ of Lebesgue integrable functions on $\mathbb{R}$ that converges but for which term by term integration is not valid. This is last minute exam revision so I do ...
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Prove that $\int_0^1\frac{1-x}{1-x^6}\ln^4x\,dx=\frac{16\sqrt{3}}{729}\pi^5+\frac{605}{54}\zeta(5)$

This integral comes from a well-known site (I am sorry, the site is classified due to regarding the OP.) $$\int_0^1\frac{1-x}{1-x^6}\ln^4x\,dx$$ I can calculate the integral using the help of ...
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A closed form for $\sum_{k=1}^\infty \psi^{(1)} (k+a)\psi^{(1)} (k+b)$

The following result $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty\left(\psi^{(1)} (k)\right)^2 = 3\zeta(3) $$ where $\psi^{(1)}$ is the polygamma function makes me think there is a nice sum for the series $$ ...
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Decide convergence divergence of $\sum \dfrac{1}{(\ln n)^{\ln n}}$ [duplicate]

Does the series $\sum \dfrac{1}{(\ln n)^{\ln n}}$ converges? I can intuitively say that it converges, because $(\ln n)^{\ln n} $ is going to $\infty$ on a hayabusa
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Why don't we indicate the variable to summed as we do for integrals?

When integrating over a certain variable $x$, we make sure to end the integral with $dx$, like so: $$\int_{1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{x^2}dx$$ The reason for this of course becomes more clear as one goes ...
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Integral/infinite sum related to Bessels which pop up in optical coherence theory

In propagating partially coherent optical fields, the following integral pops up: $$I_1=\int_0^{2\pi} e^{i(a\cos[\theta]+b\cos^2[\theta])}d\theta,$$ where $a$ and $b$ are real numbers. If we ...
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How to integrate scalar field over quarter torus? Infinite series does not converge.

This seems to be physics question, but the problem just concerns math. Preface If one wants to calculate the permeance $P$ of a rectangular bar: it is an easy task: $$P = \frac{\mu a b}{L} ...
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1answer
84 views

An integral representation for $\psi$

Let $\displaystyle \gamma$ denote the Euler constant defined by $\displaystyle \gamma := \lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \left(\frac11+\frac12+\cdots+\frac1n- \log n\right)$. Here is an integral for ...
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Evaluation of Indefinite Integral resulting in Hypergeometric Function

I am attempting to derive the result: $$ \int \left(1+x^n\right)^{-1/m}dx= x\,_2F_1\left(\frac 1m,\frac 1n;1+\frac 1n;-x^n\right)$$ First, I start off with the binomial expansion of the integrand to ...
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Examples of “difficult” integrals with are easier to solve with a series?

Yesterday someone posted an extremely elegant solution to a seemingly bizarre series where the integral: $$\int_{0}^{1} x^{m}\ dx = \frac{1}{m + 1}$$ was utilized. Oftentimes one will also ...
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convergence of a sequence

I'm reading a paper, for proving a claim it defines $$ f_n(x) = \dfrac{(rx-x^2)^n}{n!} $$ when $ r = \frac{a}{b} $ is a rational, and $ I_n = \int^r_0 f_n(x) \cdot \sin x \cdot dx $ , and then it says ...
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Prove that $I = \int_0^{m(m+1} y_n(x)\,\mathrm{d}x$ converges and $I \in \mathbb{Q}$.

My problem is stated as follows Let $y_0(x) = x, \ \: y_1(x) = \sqrt{x}, \ \: y_{n+1}(x) = \sqrt{y_n(x) +x\,} \ $. Now define $ \displaystyle \hspace{3cm} I_n = \int_0^k ...
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Can there be a power series with interval of convergence $[k, \infty)$?

My answer : NO Because Interval of convergence is of the form $(a-R, a+R)$ Where $a$ is centre of convergence. If there exists a power series with Interval of convergence $[k, \infty)$ $ $ We ...
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Interesting sum-integral equality

Is there an elementary proof of $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \int_0^\infty e^{-\alpha x^2} \frac{\sin((2n + 1)x)}{\sin x} dx = \pi\left(\frac{1}{2} + \sum_{k = 1}^\infty e^{-\alpha k^2 \pi^2}\right),$$ where ...
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Can there be more than one power series expansion for a function.

I guess the answer is NO, for polynomials. I know that there are more than one series expansion for every function. But I am talking about power series here. All Ideas are appreciated
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Divergence of a vector field on a sequence of spheres

I'm studying for my exams and I found this problem in the book "Advanced Calculus", written by Friedman: "Consider a sequence of spheres $S_n$ in $\mathbb{R}^3$ with center $P_n$ and radius $r_n$, ...
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1answer
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Find limit $\lim\limits_{x \to \infty} \int_0^{x} \cos\left(\dfrac{\pi t^2}{2}\right)$

I looked at the graph and found that limit is $\dfrac{1}{2}$ And limit to $-\infty$ is $-\dfrac{1}{2}$ By the way, the function for which we are finding the limit is called Fresnel function
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Evaluating a sum involving binomial coefficient in denominator

I came across the following sum: $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^k}{(2k+1)^2}\frac{4^k}{{2k \choose k}}$$ I thought that this can be evaluated using the expansion of ...
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If a sequence $\{a_n\}$ satisfies the Inequality $a_{n+1} < ka_{n}$, then show that $ \lim\limits_{n \to \infty} a_n =0$ where $0< k , a_n< 1$

I know one solution. Consider $\sum a_n$ Then use ratio test to show that the series converges, hence the sequence. Any other Ideass !
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Prove that $s_n \leq 1+\ln n$, where $s_n$ is the $n$th partial sum of the harmonic series

This is a very Interesting question, there are many ways to do it. Lets see what is the best way to do it. I have an idea which involves a definite integral, I am working on it, will post it soon.
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4answers
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Prove that $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty}\frac{x^n}{n!}=0$ [duplicate]

Well I can Intuitively see that. I am wondering If there is a neat way to prove that
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An inequality between integrals of series of characteristic functions of cubes

Let $1\leq p<\infty$. Prove that there exists $C>0$ such that $$ \left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i\chi_{2Q_i}\right|^p \, dx\right)^{1/p} \leq C\left(\int\left|\sum_{i=1}^\infty ...
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$\int _0^{\pi }\:\sum _{n=0}^{\infty \:}\frac{n\cdot \sin \left(nx\right)}{e^n}dx=\frac{2e}{e^2-1}$

It is asked to prove: $\int _0^{\pi }\:\sum _{n=0}^{\infty \:}\frac{n\cdot \sin \left(nx\right)}{e^n}dx=\frac{2e}{e^2-1}$ I have tried to search for convergence and it gave me 0 so i can't solve it. ...
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1answer
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Riemann integrable?

Consider the function: $f:[0,\frac{1}{2\pi}]\to\mathbb{R}:f(x):=x\cos(1/x)$ In general, every continuous function on a compact interval is Riemann integrable. However, for the tagged partitions: ...
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2answers
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a question about summation of series, how to prove $\int_0^\infty e^{-x}S(x)$=$\sum_{i=0}^\infty a_nn!$

If the coefficients of $\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n$ is non-negative($a_n\ge 0$ for every n),and the sum function is S(x). Also,suppose$\sum_{i=0}^\infty a_nn!$ is convergent,please prove $\int_0^\infty ...
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votes
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a question about a complex integral, I am struggling with it!

How to prove $$\int _0^1 {\ln(x)\over{1-x^2}}={-\pi^{2}\over 8}$$ My solution: If we can prove$\int _0^1 {\ln(x)\over{1-x^2}}= \lim_{n\to \infty} \int _0^1\ln(x)(1+x^2+x^4+......+x^{2n})$,then I ...
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votes
2answers
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Integral Test for Convergence - Log of a Log

I need to investigate the convergence of the series $\sum_{n=3}^{\infty}\dfrac{1}{n\ln n}$ So, doing the integral test, I end up with (shortcutted because integration is boring): ...
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votes
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A sine integral

The integral \begin{align} \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \frac{ \sin(n\theta) }{ \sin(\theta) } \ d\theta \end{align} is claimed to not have a closed form expression. In this view find the series solution of the ...
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1answer
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Integral Test and Series Convergence

Let $\alpha > 0 $. Then for what values of $\alpha$ does the following series converge? $$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(k+1)[\ln(k+1)]^{\alpha}}$$ I believe the answer is the series converges if ...
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1answer
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Compute the integral using Riemann sums.

Let $f(x)= 1 , \;-1\leqslant x\gt0,\; f(x)= 2,\; x=0,\; f(x)= 1 ,\; 0\lt x\leqslant1.$ Compute this integral using Riemann sums: $$\int_{-1}^1 f(x)\,\mathrm dx.$$ Any tips/solutions? I don't even ...
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votes
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What to do to calculate $\int_{-\pi/4}^{+\pi/4}e^{-\tan\theta}\mathrm{d}\theta$

I have to calculate the following integral: $$A=\int_{-\pi/4}^{+\pi/4}e^{-\tan\theta}\mathrm{d}\theta.$$ What I did: Let $t=\tan\theta$. Thus, ...
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vote
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Using integral test on $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2 \ln n}$

As stated in the title, I have to use the integral test on $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n^2 \ln n}$$ to prove that it is convergent but I am having trouble doing that $$\lim_{b\to\infty} ...
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Can one obtaining a mean value form of the Taylor series remainder using the integral remainder?

Can we show that $$(\exists \epsilon \in[0,x])\left(\int_{0}^x \frac{(x-s)^n f^{(n+1)}(s)}{n!}ds= \frac{x^{n+1}f^{(n+1)}( \epsilon)}{k!}\right)\text{ ?}$$ Thanks in advance!
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A proof regarding Fourier-Polynoms

I want to prove the following: Let $f:\mathbb{R}\rightarrow \mathbb{C}$ so that $f \big |_{[0,2\pi]}$ is integrable. Let $V$ be the vectorspace of all $2\pi$-periodic functions and $U \subset V$ be ...
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4answers
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Convergence $I=\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin x}{x^s}dx$

Hi I am trying to find out for what values of the real parameter does the integral $$ I=\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin x}{x^s}dx $$ (a) convergent and (b) absolutely convergent. I know that the integral ...