Questions using the Sum command, especially for series and other algebraic objects, and related functions such as SumConvergence

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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 ...
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How to calculate the unknown quantity in an infinite series?

I'd like to calculate x value in this equation. Basically, I tried to 2 types of method which are FindRoot and NSolve. But, I have failed the calculation caused by these errors up to now. If ...
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Problem evaluating a complicated integral

Apologies for stating my problem poorly in the first instance, thank you for the help in narrowing down the issue. Problem For those interested, it's for the exact unbiased inverse of the ...
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Symbolic evaluation of the sum of KroneckerDelta

I want to evaluate this simple expression $$ \sum_n f(n)\delta_{mn} = f(m) $$ using this: Sum[KroneckerDelta[m, n] f[n], {n, Infinity}] However Mathematica ...
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Collect terms in a sum

Suppose I have this expression ...
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How do I sum up p items in a sequence?

I have the following sequence list = {p1, p2, p3, p4 ....} I am summing up the p items as follows: p1 + p2 + 2*sqrt (p21*p2) = p12 p12 + p3 + 2*sqrt (p12*p3) = p123 p123 + p4 + 2*sqrt (p123*p4) = ...
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Expectation taking unusually long to evaluate

I am trying to evaluate an expectation, but it is taking an extremely long time although the expression itself should not be too complicated. My code is ...
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Compute symbolic Expectation of a summation

I am required to computed following Expectations : $E[\displaystyle\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N}] = \bar{x}_{0}$ & $E[\displaystyle(\sum\limits_{i=1}^N \frac{X_{i}}{N})^2] = ...