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

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Simplify results further

I have an extremely long result in polynomial form following some matrix operations. However, given the symmetry of the problem, I can safely say that the solution will reduce much further than is ...
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Multiple Constrained Sum

I need to perform a multiple summation, that obeys some conditions. This arises in the study of a statistical physics model. q=Exp[-β]. I would like to ask if ...
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Plotting a partial sum

I am given the Legendre expansion of the first kind. $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}A_{n}P_{n}(x).$$ I have worked the coefficient to be $$A_{n}=\frac{1}{\left \| P_{n}(x) \right \|^{2}} ...
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Calculate sum of probabilities in multinomial model

The question at hand: On average in every 7th chocoloate egg there is a figure to be drawn from a known list of special figures (e.g 15 distinct pieces) the other draws are on average fails. With ...
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Trouble summing over many indices [on hold]

I'm trying to solve a problem by using `Sum, but as I have many indices (14) in the summation, the running time is awful. My program looks like this: ...
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How to deduce the Ramanujan's summation of this series?

I have already asked a similar question about Ramanujan's summation in general but received no good answers. Now I am interested in this exact series: $$\sum _{n\ge1}^\Re (24 n + 12 n^2)$$
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Range of summation in simple Plot seems off

I was trying to reproduce a picture in a book by Havil of the sum, $$s = \sum_{r=1}^{\infty}\frac{\mu(r)}{r}\left(Li(x^{\rho_k/r})+Li(x^{\rho_k*/r})\right) $$ using ...
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How to simplify the equation and speed up the codes for four 100*100 matrices

I have to make a sum over 4 variables. Each variable corresponds to a 100*100 matrix. I want to know how to speed up this code. This problem is related to the previous problem 1 and 2. But now I need ...
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How can I speed up this code with 4 variables sum

I have to make a sum over 4 variables. My code is very very slow. I want to know how to speed up this code. This problem is related to but different from one previous problem. Any help or suggestion ...
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How to stop a summation when a variable is small enough?

I meet with a problem. I hope to get an infinite summation of $f1(x)/f2(x)$ which converges to zero. So my code is Sum[f1[x]/f2[x],{x,Infinity}] or ...
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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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Fastest way to sum the upper triangle

I feel like this is an recurring question: if there's a symmetric matrix whose diagonal is not all 0, how could I get the sum of the part of it that's above the diagonal as fast as possible? Small ...
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Determine the coefficient of expansion of the product of two sumations?

I would like to determine the coefficient of a desired term in the product of two summation where the powers of $x$ are not necessarily integers. For example $$ \sum_{i=1}^N x^{1/i}\sum_{j=1}^N ...
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Sum of hypergeometric functions, variable number of arguments

How can I write in Mathematica an expression like this? $$\sum_{k=1}^n {_{k}F_{k}} (1,1,\dots,1; \,2,2,\dots,2; \,z) ~,$$ where ${_{p}F_{q}}$ is the generalized hypergeometric function. My problem ...
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Is it possible to find generating functions of infinite sequences with Mathematica?

I'm trying to find the generating function of a sequence as $(0,1,0,1,0,1,\dots)$ but reading Mathematica's help on FindGeneratingFunction[] seems to tell me that ...
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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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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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Ways to compute inner products of tensors

One way to evaluate the following sums is combining Table and Sum: $u_{abcd} = \sum_{e=1}^3 v_{aeb}w_{ced}$ $q_{ab} = \sum_{d,e=1}^3 v_{d e a}w_{deb}$ It will look like ...
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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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Bug in GeneratingFunction?

Bug introduced in 7.0 and fixed in 9.0.0 According to the documentation GeneratingFunction[a[n],n,x]==Sum[a[n]x^n,{n,0,Infinity}] However, for $a_n=1/(n+2)$ I ...
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Summation of If statements

The following made me curious. Suppose you want to sum the if statement If[x[i] < 1., x[i]^2, 0.] over i=1,2, i.e. ...
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Efficiently compute double sum

Is there a "Mathematica Way", like Map or Apply to compute the following double sum? $\sum_{i=1}^{N_1}\sum_{j=1}^{N_2} m_i n_j \, f(\tau_{i} \gamma_{j})$ I have already stored the lists ...
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What can I use as an equivalent of python zip in mathematica inside of Sum[]? [closed]

I want to take two lists of the same length: widths and weights, and sum a function (of 3 variables) over a single index using the elements from both lists that have that index. Then I want to plot ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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Replacing function in Sum

I have this expression, which, after execution, gives these $F[s,r]$ in output. $$ S_{1,1}=\sum _{s=1}^{16} \sum _{r=1}^{16} F(s,r) \text{Tr}\left[G_r.G_1.G_s.G_1\right] $$ Here is a piece of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...