Questions about evaluating summations, especially finite summations. For infinite series, please consider the (sequences-and-series) tag instead.

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Calculating $\sum_{k=0}^{n}\sin(k\theta)$ [duplicate]

I'm given the task of calculating the sum $\sum_{i=0}^{n}\sin(i\theta)$. So far, I've tried converting each $\sin(i\theta)$ in the sum into its taylor series form to get: ...
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Is $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\sin(nx)$ converges on $[\varepsilon, 2\pi-\varepsilon]$?

Let $a_n$, a sequence monotonically decreasing to $0$. Consider $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n\sin(nx)$$ Is the series converges uniformly on $[\varepsilon, 2\pi-\varepsilon]$? ($\varepsilon ...
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Multiplication of 2 sums that equal another multiplication of 2 sums

I have been trying to prove a formula of mine and i come across something very interesting, well to me it is. If the formula is correct, it states that: $$ \left(\sum_{m=0}^{k-c} {k-c \choose m}{ms_1 ...
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How to Evaluate this Summation to Find a Closed Form

While taking the incomplete Bell Polynomil of $x^a$ i found out that: $$ B_{n,k}^{x^a}(x) = x^{ak-n} \sum_{m=0}^k \frac{(am)!(-1)^{k-m}}{m!(k-m)!(am-n)!} $$ Now, what i am wondering is, what is the ...
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Generalized Sophomore's dream. Question about originality

A few months ago I derived a beautiful fact: $$ \sum_{n=k+1}^\infty n^{k-n}=\int_{0}^{1} t^{k-t}dt~~~(*) $$ for every natural $k$. Generally: $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...
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How do I calculate these sum-of-sum expressions in terms of the generalized harmonic number?

I know that $$\sum_{m=2}^k\sum_{n=1}^{m-1}(nm)^{-s}=\frac 12((H_k^s)^2-H_k^{(2s)})$$ and $H_k^s=\sum_{n=1}^kn^{-s}$ But, how would I go about finding identities in terms of the harmonic number like ...
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Formula for $\sum_{i = 1}^n k^n$ [duplicate]

I know from my calculator the answer is $\sum_{i = 1}^n k^n$ = $\frac{k^{n+1}-k}{k - 1}$. I'd just like help understanding why.
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Showing $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \sin x \sin nx$ is uniformly bounded

I need to show that for every $x$: $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \sin x \sin nx \lt M$$ So the first thing came into my mind is applying a well-known trigonometric identity: $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \sin x \sin nx ...
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value of an $\sum_3^\infty\frac{3n-4}{(n-2)(n-1)n}$

I ran into this sum $$\sum_{n=3}^{\infty} \frac{3n-4}{n(n-1)(n-2)}$$ I tried to derive it from a standard sequence using integration and derivatives, but couldn't find a proper function to describe ...
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Find the remainder when the sum is divided by $1000$

Find $S \pmod{1000}$ given: $$S = \sum_{n=0}^{2015} n! + n^3 - n^2 + n - 1$$ $$S_0 = 0! + 0 - 0 + 0 -1 = 0$$ $$S_1 = 1! + 1 - 1 + 1 - 1 = 1$$ $$S_2 = 2! + 8 - 4 + 2 - 1 = 7$$ This isn't ...
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How to Split a Sequence of Numbers Into Four (Relatively) Equal Summations

How would I go about splitting a sequence of numbers into four equal (as equal as possible) summations? Say I have a sequence of 26 integers like so: 16, 4, 17, 10, 15, 4, 4, 6, 7, 14, 9, 17, ...
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How to evaluate this combination of sums and integrals?

I am reading a book on PDEs, and I am near the beginning where the author is talking about the heat equation and, specifically, solving the non-homogenous equation $u_t={\alpha}^2u_{xx}+f(x,t).$ The ...
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Sum of trigonometric infinite series

I am trying to prove that for any $x\geq 1$ we have: $$ \sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}}{\left(\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}\right)^3} = \frac{x}{8}(x-1). $$ Could I have some help please? I ...
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Finite double sum: Improve index transformation

In order to prove a rather complicated binomial identity a small part of it implies a transformation of a double sum. The double sum and its transformation have the following shape: ...
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Sum of $\sum\limits_{x=-\infty}^{\infty}x^{\operatorname{sign}(x)}$

Both the sum of $1+2+3+4+\cdots$ and the sum of $\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{5}+\cdots$ diverge. If both are paired together in one function, as seen above, can they amount to a ...
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How to prove that $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \sum\limits_{k = 1}^{n} {\sqrt k \over n^{1.5}} = {2 \over 3}$

I am currently trying to prove: $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \sum\limits_{k = 1}^{n} {\sqrt k \over n^{1.5}} = {2 \over 3}$ I can easily squeeze the series between 0 and 1. I don't know many handy ...
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$\sum_{k=1}^n \binom{n}{a_1,a_2, \cdots , a_k} \binom mk \binom{k}{b_1,b_2, \cdots , b_l}= m^n,$

(Own) Let $n,m$ be positive integers such that $m>n$. Prove that $$\sum_{k=1}^n \sum_{a_1+a_2 + \cdots +a_k=n} \binom{n}{a_1,a_2, \cdots , a_k} \binom mk \binom{k}{b_1,b_2, \cdots , b_l}= m^n,$$ ...
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Sum of super exponentiation

$f(x,n)=x^{2^{1}}+x^{2^{2}}+x^{2^{3}}+...+x^{2^{n}}$ Example: $f(2,10)$ mod $1000000007$ = $180974681$ Calculate $\sum_{x=2}^{10^{7}} f(x,10^{18})$ mod $1000000007$. We know that $a^{b^{c}}$ mod ...
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Why does the Harmonic series diverge? [duplicate]

I am aware of Oresme's proof of its divergence(http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HarmonicSeries.html), but this proof could be applied to the sum of all natural numbers and it would still be valid. Yet, ...
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What is the proof for this sum of sum generalized harmonic number?

I believe this sum: $$\sum_{m=2}^k\sum_{n=1}^{m-1}(nm)^{-s}$$ to be equal to $$\frac 12((H_k^{s})^2-H_k^{(2s)})$$ where $H_k^{s}$ is the generalized harmonic number. I only discovered this by ...
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Forming natural numbers with positive consecutive integers

I'm trying to prove that any natural number N can be formed by adding at least two positive consecutive integers except for powers of 2. For example, using $\,N = 3$, $N = 1 + 2$. When experimenting ...
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A Combinatorial Sum!

Is there a closed form formula for the following sum \begin{equation} F(x;n,m)=\sum_{k=0}^{\min\{n,m\}} {n \choose k}{m \choose k}k!\ x^{k}=n! \, m!\sum_{k=0}^{\min\{n,m\}}\frac{1}{k!(n-k)!(m-k)!} ...
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why $ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} x^{2k} = \frac{1}{1-x^2}\\$

Why $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} x^{2k} = \frac{1}{1-x^2}\\$$ I know that $$ \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} x^k = \frac{1}{1-x}\\$$ can I use the above to derive the first result?
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How to separate self-defining values from sigma?

$$\sum_{k=1}^{m} \sum_{j=1}^{n} a_kx_j^{b_k+b_i} = \sum_{j=1}^{n} y_jx_j^{b_i}$$ What I need to do is solve $a$ for every $i$ given ($i$ is between 1 and $m$), so their result won't be composed of ...
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Finding $\lim\limits_{n\to \infty}({1\over n+1}+{1\over n+2}+…+{1\over n+n})$ using integrals [duplicate]

Finding $\lim\limits_{n\to \infty}\left({1\over n+1}+{1\over n+2}+\dots+{1\over n+n}\right)$. I tried many things but it would work out. I am now studying calculus 2 (In my country the first calculus ...
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Studying this sum: $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} (k+1)(x)^k$

$$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} (k+1)(x)^k\Longrightarrow x=-\frac{9}{10} \Longrightarrow\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} (k+1)\left(-\frac{9}{10}\right)^k=\frac{100}{361}\approx 0.2777$$ $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} ...
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Infinite summation (sum of natural numbers) [duplicate]

I've proof proof that this is equal but how can I proof it, and is it even equal?! $$\lim_{s\rightarrow0}\left(\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} (k+1)k^{-s}(-1)^k\right)=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} ...
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$f,g \in R(T)$ such that $\hat{f} \cdot n^{2/3} = \hat{g}$ prove that $f$'s Fourier series converges absolutely.

Can someone help me by checking my solution. Is there a shorter More elegant solution ?(i'm almost sure you can some how express $f$'s Fourier series using $|\hat{g}|^2$ + constant, i saw someone do ...
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How to manipulate the bound on the summation

$$ B_n^{f^2}(x) = \sum_{k=1}^n\sum_{j=0}^{n-k} 2^{k-j} {j+k \choose j} \frac{d^j}{df^j}[f^k] B_{n,j+k}^f(x) $$ I am looking to have the bounds switched, can someone show me exactly how this is done? ...
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Sum of natural numbers

$$1+x+x^2+x^3+x^4+...=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \left(x^k\right)=\frac{1}{1-x}, |x|<1$$ $$\frac{d}{dx} \left(x^n\right)=nx^{n-1}\Longrightarrow$$ $$1+2x+3x^2+4x^3+5x^4+...=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} ...
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sum and infinity

If you have the sums $ (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ (1+2+3+..+n-2)+(1+2+3+..+n-3)+...+(1+2+3)+(1+2)+1$for large enough $n$ $$\frac {n^3}{3!} \approx (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ ...
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True or false identity?

I found the logo from The Eighth Congress of Romanian Mathematicians. I think this is the von Mangoldt summatory function and with a simple computation, using this definition, I obtained $83$. Am I ...
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Is there a way to turn this summation into a matrix multiplication?

I have two vectors $\mathbf{s}, \mathbf{p}$ of length $n$, and I need to compute a vector $\mathbf{\pi}$ defined by $$\pi_i=\sum_{j=1}^is_j(p_j-p_i)$$ for $i$ from $1$ to $n$. I suspect this ...
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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+1)!} \prod_{k=1}^{n} f(k)$ diverges [closed]

How can I prove the divergence of the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left(\frac{1}{(n+1)!} \prod_{k=1}^{n} f(k)\right) $$ if $f:\mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ is injective? $ $
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Summation of special series

Does anybody know how to evaluate $$\sum_{i=2}^n(i^2)\cdot{i\choose2}$$ How about the general case of $(i^k)*{i\choose2}$? A nice formula would be great!
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Why is $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\mathbb{E}[\mathbb{1}(T=k)]=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} k \mathbb{P}[T=k]$

Let $T$ be a non-negative random variable. Why is it true that $$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\mathbb{E}[\mathbb{1}(T=k)]=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} k \mathbb{P}[T=k]$$ According to me it would make sense that ...
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Why does this sum equal zero?

Let $\gamma$ be a piece-wise, smooth, closed curve. Let $[t_{j+1}, t_{j}]$ be an interval on the curve. Prove, $$\int_{\gamma} z^m dz=0$$ In the proof it states $$\int_{t_{j}}^{t_{j+1}} ...
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removing a factor when the summation equals zero

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/economics/staff/vetroeger/teaching/po906_week567.pdf On page 9 of the above link. I don't understand the step from row 5 to row 6. After the x_i is pulled out as a ...
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Find $S=\sum\sum\sum x_{i}x_{j}x_{k}$ where $x_{i}=-x_{n-i+1}$ for $1\leq i\leq n$

Suppose that $x_{1},x_{2}.....x_{n},(n>2)$ are real numbers such that $x_{i}=-x_{n-i+1}$ for $1\leq i\leq n$. Consider the sum $S=\sum\sum\sum x_{i}x_{j}x_{k}$, where the summation are taken over ...
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Changing from Positive to Negative

I may mess up a little bit...Sorry for that! When we want a summation to go negative in case of odd numbers and positive otherwise , we use: $$\sum\limits_{i=1}^{12} \color{red}{{(-1)}^i} 2x^3 $$ ...
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Prove sum of $\sin$ of angles is greater than $\sin$ of sum of angles

It seems that $\displaystyle \sum_{x_i \in X} \sin\left(x_i\right) \geq \sin\left(\sum_{x_i \in X} x_i\right)$ where $X$ is a set of angles where $\displaystyle \sum_{x_i \in X} x_i \leq \pi$ radians ...
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Can you prove the simplification of this sum?

I'm still learning Calculus (in parallel) and I'm stuck on this sum simplification. It is the 2nd part of the Tail to expectation formula from statistics #1. From here : $$ \sum_{k=a+1}^{b} \frac{ ...
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How to derive $\sum_{n=0}^\infty 1 = -\frac{1}{2}$ without zeta regularization

On Wikipedia we find $\displaystyle \bbox[5px,border:1px solid #F5A029]{1 + 1 + 1+\dots =\sum_{n=0}^\infty 1 = -\frac{1}{2}}$ using (the rather complicated) zeta-function regularization. I asking for ...
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What is the sum of all real numbers from $0$ to $1$? [closed]

I wanted to know the approximate sum of real numbers from 0 to 1. Please tell me how we can find it.
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Alternating sum of subfactorials: Is there a closed form for this: $\displaystyle \sum_{i=0}^{m-2}(-1)^i\left[\frac{(m-i)!}{e}\right]$?

The problem was to find the number of ways in which $n$ objects in circular arrangement can be placed so that each one has a new object in front of it (assuming a particular, initial arrangement). ...
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Help with a summation+inequality problem.

I need help in solving for all possible x values for the below inequality: (Note: $x \in N)$ $$\sum^x_{k=1}\frac{k^2+k+1}{k(k+1)(k+1)!} \leq \frac{599}{600}$$ I think the series is telescopic; I'm ...
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What is the mathematical symbol for the sum of numbers

For example, when $n=5$, what is the symbol for $5+4+3+2+1$?
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how to sum the floors of ratios n/k when prime factorization of n is known

According to @harald-hanche-olsen the sum of the floors of ratios of $n/k$ is approximately: $$n(\ln n-1-\ln2)<\sum_{k=2}^{n-1}\Bigl\lfloor \frac nk\Bigr\rfloor<n\ln n.$$ If the prime ...
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I need help with a Finite Series

Problem: Find the sum to $n$ terms of \begin{eqnarray*} \frac{1}{1\cdot 2\cdot 3} + \frac{3}{2\cdot 3\cdot 4} + \frac{5}{3\cdot 4\cdot 5} + \frac{7}{4\cdot 5\cdot 6}+\cdots \\ \end{eqnarray*} ...
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Limit involving binomial coefficient

I was trying to find the below limit. The sum can be written in a hypergeometric function but it doesn't seem to help me to find the limit. Any help will be appreciated. $$ \lim_{n \rightarrow ...