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

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The fastest way of raising indices of high rank tensor

I have some high dimensional high rank tensors, let's say $$F_{ijkl}$$ and I need to find $$F^{abcd}=g^{ai}g^{bj}g^{ck}g^{dl}F_{ijkl}.$$ Here $g^{ij}$ is the contravariant metric. Simple summation ...
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How should I enter indexed terms? For example, constants $n_k$ for $k\in\{1,\,\ldots,\,N\}$

How should I enter $\quad \quad \sum^{N}_{k=0}{f(n_k)}$ into Mathematica? More generally, how should I work with the indices? Take the following as an example. I know how the ...
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Simplify a huge expression with limited memory

I would like to perform some analytical sums such as the following ...
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How can I get the exact value of this infinite series? [duplicate]

I want to compute the exact value of this infinite series $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\arcsin{\left(\dfrac{2}{\sqrt{n(n+1)}(\sqrt{n}+\sqrt{n-1})}\right)}$$ I tried to implement something like this ...
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Sum of Products [closed]

What is a way to nest a product in a sum: $$\sum_{i=2}^{N}\cos\theta_i\cos\theta_i^\prime\prod_{j=i+1}^{M}\sin\theta_j\theta_j^\prime$$ where $N$ and $M$ are two numbers? Thank you.
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Does Sum calculate all terms before summing them?

After calculating the sum of a large number of large objects, using B = Sum[RandomInteger[{0, 1}, {10^6}], {100}]; I find that ...
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Improve speed of evaluating a sum over four indices

I am trying to implement the Fox-H function with several variables as sum of residues. I have arrived at the following function; ...
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The Summation of a Summation in Mathematica

I am trying to input $\sum_{a_1=1}^{n-1}$$\sum_{a_2=1}^{{a_1}-1}$$\sum_{a_3=1}^{{a_2}-1}$$\sum_{a_4=1}^{{a_3}-1}$$...f({{a_1},{a_2},{a_3},{a_4}...})$ into Mathematica. The number of sums should be a ...
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Weird sum regularization? [duplicate]

I noticed some weird behavior in "Dirichlet" regularization of infinite sums. Let us first compute ...
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Asymptotics of $\frac{\sum _{i=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} {2(n-2i) \choose n-2i} {n \choose 2i} {4i \choose 2i}}{2^{3n - 1}}$

I am fairly sure that asymptotically $$\frac{\sum _{i=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} {2(n-2i) \choose n-2i} {n \choose 2i} {4i \choose 2i}}{2^{3n - 1}} \sim \frac{2}{\pi n}.$$ I tried Limit[n*Sum[...
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Problem in minimizing expression

I am trying to implement bootstrapping (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping_(finance)) of CDS curve. To implement it I am trying to minimize a series of expression. The minimum value of ...
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Solving two variable using two expressions each involving summation

I am trying to solve for h1 and h2 using function solve as in below code, Expression in solve has two equation each equates sum ...
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Sum over multiple indices that take specific values

Pretty simple question: how do I sum over multiple indices that can only take specific values all together? To clarify: let's say I have the following sum: $\sum p_{a,b,c} f(a,b,c)$ where $f$ is a ...
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Solve for a variable using expression involving sum of quantities

I am trying to solve for h1 using function solve as in below code, Expression in solve equates sum of two expression. Both left hand and right hand side of expression is the sum of four quantities ...
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Indeterminant expression encountered in Summation

I have a function that I'm trying to find an explicit form for the coefficients in its power series expansion. On paper, it is a long calculation so I decided to write up the formula in mathematica. ...
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Summation notation

I have the current setup for calculating Allan Deviation: which was coded as: Sqrt[Total[Differences[y]^2]/(2 (M - 1))] However, after doing some research, ...
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How to evaluate sum with different coefficient in each term?

I would like to know if there is a syntax that allows me to enter a sum that has coefficients that vary for every term? I have no interest in evaluating them numerically, but rather to keep them as ...
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series combinations

is there any possibility of displaying all possible series of the form: "1+/-2^2+/-3^2+/-...+/-n^2", where one can choose the sign before the each term and knows the numbers of the terms in the series?...
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Work around bugs in Summation, Hypergeometric function?

I'm so confused I don't even know how to phrase the question, so here's what's happening: I need an analytic form for this: ...
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Problem with double sum on the calculation of Ricci tensor

I wrote a program in Mathematica to calculate the Riemann and Ricci tensors (obviously, passing trought Christoffel symbols first), however just later I thought of calculating Ricci tensor directily ...
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Is there a way for me to get Mathematica show its steps? [duplicate]

I have seen similar questions but they were quite dated (3+ years). When performing, say an Integration, it would be beneficial to see the major steps such as variable substitution, change the order ...
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How do you stop Mathematica from evaluating a sum? [closed]

A concentration $A(i,j)$ varies over i,j. I'd like to include the summation of $A(i,j)$ in my Mathematica expressions, but it evaluates the sum ...
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Error from Compile with a sum over two indices

I have the following code: ...
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Subtracting Series

When I input the following $$\sum_{n=0}^{m+1}x[n]-\sum_{n=0}^{m}x[n]$$ which in InputForm is: ...
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Multiply out product of sums

For a specific quantum mechanical problem I need to multiply out operators in order to calculate a trace by hand. For example I need a Hamiltonian squared with $H^2$. The Hamiltonian contains of a few ...
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How to implement symbolic Ramanujan's summation in Mathematica?

How to implement Ramanujan's summation in symbolic form in Mathematica? For instance, I want as input the function $f(x)=x$, as output $-1/12$, as input $f(x)=1/x$, as output $\gamma$ (Euler's ...
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Real part of a sum

I would like to take the real part of the following expression: Sum[(a[i] + I b[i]) r^i/(r^2 + z^2)^i, {i, 0, 2 n}] where all of ...
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Referring to the components of a vector within a sum

I feel like I'm missing something obvious here, but.... I'm playing around, trying to do the standard deviation for my stats homework (don't worry, I already worked out the answer by hand), and I ...
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Collect distributed sums

I have another task that somehow should be trivial. Suppose I have the following expression $$ \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{2}{9} x_i + 2 \sum_{i=1}^n \frac{1}{9} x_i, $$ or in Mathematica-FullForm ...
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Converting a sum into $\Sigma$ notation

I have a simple expression of the form $\quad \quad t^5+t^4+t^3+t^2+t+1$ and I want Mathematica to convert this to the form $\quad \quad \sum _{i=0}^5 t^i$ Is there a way to do this?
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Simplifying symbolic multiple sums

suppose I have a multiple sum with an unspecified number of indexes: $$\sum_{i_1=1}^n \ldots \sum_{i_k=1}^n x_{i_1}\otimes\ldots\otimes \hat{x_{i_j}}\otimes\ldots\otimes x_{i_k}$$ with $x_{i_j}$ ...
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Apply a list to a summation expression

I've gotten unexpected (at least to my novice eyes) application of a list of values to a Sum expression where the variable for imax is also used in the expression ...
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Summing terms in Table

I have a table that looks like Table[m, {k, 10}, {j, k}, {i, j}] where, m is a square matrix that depends on the indices $i, ...
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Strange evaluation of an sum involving binomial coefficients

I stumbled upon this problem while playing with Mathematica 10. Can anyone help me explain the following behaviour? I define a sum ...
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Sum over Binomials and Gammas

Given the function, ...
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Strange result of an infinite sum

I have the following definition: o[a_] := Sum[ x^(2 k + 1) Product[(2 i + 1)^2 - a^2, {i, 0, k - 1}]/((2 k + 1)!), {k, 0, Infinity}] Now when I evaluate <...
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Decrease computation time of module [closed]

I need to compute the exponential of a matrix (in this caseR) by the summation method where R is a square matrix with symbolic ...
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Weird results of calculating a sum of binomials?

In[1]:= Sum[(-1)^k*Binomial[n, k]*Binomial[k, j], {k, 0, n}] Out[1]= (j Binomial[0, j])/(j - n) According to this output, for any ...
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Infinite Sum with exclusion

From another question I tried to implement something like: Sum[r^(1 - l[n]) DD[n], {n, Complement[Range[1, Infinity], {4}]}] but this does not work because ...
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Truncate a sum in a 'smart' way

Consider a series like this: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (c_n r^{2-n/2}+d_n r^{-n/2})$$ Sum[c[n]r^(2-n/2)+d[n]r^(-n/2),{n,Infinity}] I want, now, to keep only the ...
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How to sum over primes

Apologies in advance for the simplicity of the question, but I can't fathom how to write the following as a sum in Mathemaitca: \begin{align} &\sum_{p}^{a}\sum_{n}^{b}\text{expression} \end{align}...
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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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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 [closed]

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 $$A_{i}A_{...
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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 ...