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FullSimplify missing trivial rewrite

I'm trying to understand why Mathematica fails to find the Stirling numbers in the second sum below: ...
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Imploying a sequence in a series

I would like to have the following sequence, $(a)_n$, in a series where $a_0 = 1$ and $a_n = a(a+1)\cdots (a+ n -1)$. The series I have is $$ 2\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(1/2)_n}{n!(2n+1)^3} $$ I know ...
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Derivative inside a Series [closed]

I have a function defined by a sum, which I would like to differentiate. For example: ...
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Plotting a summation [closed]

I've never used Mathematica before and I'm having a little trouble with how to plot a summation. I've spent a few hours now trying to search online and put it all together but this is far as I got: ...
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Why does Mathematica provide incosistent convergence conditions?

In[1]:= Clear[a, n] In[2]:= SumConvergence[(n^(n - 2))/((a^n)*(n!)), n] Out[2]= Abs[a] > E In[3]:= SumConvergence[(n^(n - 2))/((E^n)*(n!)), n] Out[3]= True All ...
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Summation of functions

I want to define a function that is a sum of other functions. For this, I define functions of the form ...
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Simplifying terms in a Sum expression

I have a sum in the form of pure function s = Sum[f[k], {k, 0, # - 1}] & of perhaps complicated terms f[k]. The terms ...
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fastest way to perform the following summation

I have a vector $A$ with components $A_{i}$, and two matrices $X$ and $Y$ with components $X_{ij}$, and $Y_{ij}$ respectively. What is the fastest way of performing the following summation ...
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Define Function with Sum over a list

I want to define a function that would symbolically look like $$ t(s,\underline{a})=\pi s + \sum_{n=1}^{n_{max}}a_n\sin(n \pi s) $$ (something like a finite Fourier series). Here $s\in [0,1]$ and ...
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SumConvergence fails in version 10

SumConvergence[(-1)^(n + 1) ((Cos[n^2] + Sin[n + 2])/7^n), n] Mathematica fails to provide a result (true/false) but wolfram alpha works. What should I do ? It ...
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Replacement of terms/Pattern matching involving products of derivatives of a function

In delving into Ramanujan summation, I'm trying to get a hold of the relations of the form $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty f(n)=\dfrac{h\frac{d}{dx}}{{\mathrm{e}^{h\frac{d}{dx}}}-1}\int_{0}^\infty ...
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Writing rules for Einstein summation

I'm trying to write a list of rules for tensor manipulations and in particular, Einstein summation convention. What I've tried, so far is to write something that would take a generic functions with ...
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Failed to use SetPrecision

I am calculating the below formula: $$ \text{ER2}(\alpha,\text{K},\text{q})\text{:=}1+\sum _{m=0}^{K-1} \binom{K+\alpha }{m} \sum _{r=0}^m \frac{(-1)^r \binom{m}{r}}{\left(\frac{1}{q}\right)^{\alpha ...
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Failed to use N[%] for a infinite series

I am trying to evaluate a infinite series: $$ 2 \sum _{l=1}^{\infty } \Re\left(n^{\frac{2 i \pi l}{\log (q)}} \Gamma \left(\alpha -\frac{2 i l \pi }{\log (q)}\right)\right) $$ With the code: ...
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How to rewrite and possibly speed up a recursive sum?

I have the following for-loop calculating a multiple nested sum ...
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Computing a Sequence using Recurrence

I posted a similar question earlier today, but unfortunately I realized after several hours that I over-simplified the problem for this forum. There is a very good answer to the Computing a sequence ...
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Computing a sequence by recurrence

I am trying to create a list where each element of the list is calculated using the sum of all previous elements of the list and also uses the $N$th element of another list. The initial value of the ...
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Sum the coefficient of a series

I am computing the Series expansion (Lauren series) of an integral and I want to sum up the coefficients of the series. ...
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Sum considers RandomInteger[] as a constant

Perhaps this is expected behavior, but I was kind of surprised by the following: ...
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How effectively Mathematica calculates Sum[Sum[a_k k^m, {m, 0, n}], {k, 1, p}] as a function of n?

Suppose that I have a polynomial of order $n$ $$ f_n(k)=\sum_{m=0}^n a_k k^m, $$ where $k$ is an integer and $a_k$ are arbitrary real numbers. Now I want to use Mathemtica to calculate $$ \sum_{k=1}^p ...
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Sum Over Multiple Indices part 2 [duplicate]

Recently I asked this question as I was trying to see how to write a particular Identity. I asked about how to write the following sum: ...
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Sum over multiple indices

I would like to be able to enter the following left hand side of an identity. I can write the right hand side (i think) but am not sure about the left. The Left hand side is ...
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Summand is not numerical at some point

I am trying to do some numerical integration with the following codes: ...
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Regarding Cycles and Lists of Functions

So, I'm trying to determine the Normal Matrix of a Least Squares Aproximation; I have a basis constituted by 8 functions f1,f2...f8; I have 9 points which constitute Datax = {x1,x2...x9} Now, I ...
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Infinite sums with Boole and EvenQ

Suppose I am interested in a sum across a set of even numbers, such as: Sum[x, {x, 2, 20, 2}] 110 or ...
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Error with numerical summation - how to specify “n choose r”?

I'm trying to do the following sum: NSum[((50000 - x) choose x)*(1/3^15)^x*((3^15 - x)/3^15)^(50000 - x), {x, 1, 4}] But I keep getting an error saying: ...
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how to remove the divergent term from the summation?

I am doing the summation over two indices: m and n Suppose I want to remove those terms from the summation which has m==n, what ...
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Summing the probability distribution to 1 to convince myself

I have worked out a probability distribution and want to check its sum which is necessarily 1. First we write $$ r \triangleq \frac{(2 \lambda + \mu)^2}{2(\mu + \lambda)^2}, \quad s \triangleq ...
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Symbolic versus numeric sum (is there an inconsistency?)

Something seems to have gone awry with the analytic sum (v9.0.1). Here I insert specific values: ...
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More on performance of Sum[]

There is an interesting discussion on performance of Sum[] in this question. I actually wanted to reproduce findings from this answer. So, I entered: ...
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Dynamic nested sum

I would like to dynamically create nested sums with a dynamic number of parameters aswell. We do know the number of variables. Lets say we have 3 Variables with S being an array: $$ i=(1,\dots,m), ...
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The speed of Sum[] varies strangely

I was curious about the difference in speed between Total and Sum. I found out Total was ...
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Skip certain values in a sum

How can I evaluate such a sum: $$ \sum_{j=0, j\neq10}^{J} f(j) $$ Since I am trying to do some symbolic calculations, solutions such as the one below are undesirable: $$ -f(10) + \sum_{j=0}^{J} ...
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Summing over n variables [duplicate]

I am currently trying to create a function taht will sum over n variables, but I don't really know how ot implement it. It should look like this: $f[n]=\left(\frac{1}{6}\right)^n \sum _{x_1=1}^6\sum ...
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Can I regroup terms into a sum?

Is there a way to regroup terms into a sum? I mean, for example, if I have the sequence $\quad \quad S_1 S_2 + S_2 S_3 + S_3 S_4 + S_4 S_5$ I would like to get the form $\quad \quad {\rm ...
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Derivative of an expression containing a symbolic sum [duplicate]

Is there a general pattern for working with symbolic sums in Mathematica? For example here's a derivative I want to compute: ...
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Simplification due to recognition of dummy indices in sums?

Today I noticed something weird concerning implicit sums. Apparently, Mathematica cannot recognize dummy indices as such and simplify accordingly. Consider: ...
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Leave out a term when summing

I'm calculating the Madelung constant $$\alpha = -\sum_{n_1,n_2,n_3}{\frac{(-1)^{n_1+n_2+n_3}}{(n_1^2+n_2^2+n_3^2)^{1/2}}}$$ Where $n_1,n_2,n_3$ are any element in the integer domain and they can't ...
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How do I format Compile[] correctly?

My Mathematica skill is still rusty, so kindly bear with me. I'm having problem formatting expression to compile the function correctly: $\sum _{g=1}^G \sum ...
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Compile nested Sums

I want to compile an expressions that contains nested Sum-expressions. A simple example that gives me problems is: ...
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Understanding Dirichlet regularization in Sum

I've tried to calculate few classic sums using Dirichlet regularization: ...
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Error computing sum of sum of digits

I've defined a function that computes the sum of the base-b digits of n: DigitSum[n_, b_] := Total[IntegerDigits[n, b]] Then I defined a function that computes ...
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How to evaluate sums that have 0^0 = 1

In my code: ...
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How to factorise a variable out of an indefinite sum?

(I should start by saying I'm a total beginner with Mathematica, so if the answer needs code I'll need it spelled out quite clearly, the learning curve for this is proving steep!) Basically what I am ...
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Sum with Levi-Civita [duplicate]

I'm trying to write the expression $$\sum_{\alpha,\beta = 1}^{4}\epsilon_{\mu \nu\alpha\beta}a^{\nu} b^{\alpha} c^{\beta}$$ in Mathematica, where $\epsilon$ is the Levi-Civita symbol and $a$, $b$, $c$ ...
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Collapsing summation

I am trying to write a command to collapse the sum of terms into an expression with summation. Something like ...
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sudden increase in timing when summing over 250 entries

Using math 9.0.1 on a MacBook Air, I see a sudden increase of Timing by a factor of thousands when I sum over 250 elements of a matrix rather than over 249. So for ...
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How would one minimize with respect to an unknown number of variables?

Say I had a function like the following: f[n_] := Sum[a + Subscript[b, k], {k, 0, n}] Such that ...
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How can I speed up this code?

There are 4 variables in this multiple sum, and only 2 are used. This question has the similar scenario as the previous one How can I speed up this code with multiple sum?, but the calculation ...
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Problem with infinite sum

I am facing a problem in evaluating infinite sums of the following form. As a first thing define the following function ...