# Questions tagged [summation]

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

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### How can I help SumConvergence give the right result?

I've been trying to use the SumConvergence on the following series: SumConvergence[1/(n Log[n] Log[n Log[n]]), n] This ...
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### Problems with double Sum

I have some decent problems with performing a double summation. The Sum is as follows ...
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### Triple infinite summation of a 3D Fourier series

I'm trying to evaluate the equation below excluding the case when $n_x=n_y=n_z=0$. I know this equation converges everywhere except where x,y, and are all multiples of $2\pi$. I've attempted breaking ...
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### Respecting excluded index in sum

I'm using a function involving a sum where some indices are excluded: ...
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### Matheamtica Junior on HPC

I am learning Matheamtica on HPC and have never used a linux system before. I have turned the style "input" into "code" and save the file as m format. However, the HPC does not work. The code is ...
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### Multiply a Sum by a factor

A very simple question: How can I tell to Mathematica that: $\begin{equation} x*\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\,b_kx^k=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}\,b_kx^{k+1}\end{equation}$ I tried to multiply but Mathematica gives ...
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### How does one use NSum within NIntegrate properly?

If I use symbolic integration for the following: Sum[Integrate[i + x, {x, 1, 7}], {i, 1, 7}] 336 as one can see it gives the answer as it seems to '...
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### Error with NSum : it returns NSum::nsnum: Summand (or its derivative) f[n] is not numerical at point n=17

Consider the following example (I had a lot of trouble to find a minimal working example, I think it is compactified enough now). ...
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### Sum up different arrays into a new array

I have a question regarding sums in arrays. So I have the following array: ...
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### Calculation of sum \begin{aligned}\sum_{k = 1}^{n - 1}\end{aligned}\left(1+\cos\left(\frac{k\,\pi}{n}\right)\right)^n

Having established that Mathematica cannot calculate the following summation: sum = Sum[(1 + Cos[k Pi/n])^n, {k, 1, n - 1}] I implemented the classic "plan B", ...
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### Modifying/optimizing a double sum with an If condition

I would like to better understand double summations where one of the sums depends on the upper limit of the previous sum. This appears frequently in representation theory (to the extent of my ...
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### Apparent contradiction in double summation

I have two expressions which, if my maths is correct, should both be true. But Mathematica doesn't agree. I can take the expression E^(-n^3) out of the single ...
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### Sum of powers of zero [duplicate]

I would like to calculate the following sum Sum[0^(k-a), {k, 0, Nin}] for a positive integer $a$. With considering $0^0=1$, my expected answer of the sum is $1$, ...
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### Sum with variable terms to sum over

Suppose I have a polynomial like this: $$a=x_{j_1} + x_{j_1}x_{j_2} + x_{j_1}x_{j_2}x_{j_3} + ...+x_{j_1}x_{j_2}x_{j_3}...x_{j_n}$$ I want to create a function that takes this polynomial and does the ...
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### Computing Definite Sums of Rational Functions

I am attempting to compute a rather complicated sum, $S_n$, that in the end satisfies the relation $(S_n + T_n) = (\frac{(n+1)^2 - 1}{n+1})m^3 + O(m^2)$. I should note that $T_n$ is also unknown. ...
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### Simplify multiple summations involving Kronecker deltas

Sorry if this has been asked before, but I couldn't find a specific answer to it. These work, i.e. they simplify: ...
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### Collecting terms from expression with indexed functions

Say I have an expansion of terms containing functions y[j,t] and its derivatives, indexed by j with the index beginning at 0 ...
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### Problem with extracting a constant multiplier out of sum

For a generic symbol A[i] 2 Sum[A[i], {i, 1, n}] == Sum[2 A[i], {i, 1, n}] does not return ...
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### Checking an interesting result for a sum

If someone is curious I have solved it here: https://math.stackexchange.com/a/3242204/647013 This question is related to this post https://math.stackexchange.com/q/3241994/647013, but I am fairly ...
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### What is the principal difference betwen two results of a seemingly similar sums?

Summing Sum[(a^2 + (b + n)^2)^(-1), {n, -Infinity, Infinity}] gives $$\frac{\pi \sinh (2 \pi a)}{a (\cosh (2 \pi a)-\cos (2 \pi b))}$$ whereas summing <...
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### Sum not recognized as a linear operator by Solve

When I try to solve an equation with a constant under the summation sign, Mathematica does not factor the constant out of the summation and fails to solve a simple equation. How do I make ...
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### How to evaluate sum with one million summands?

For a research project I am working on currently, I need to do a very simple and straightforward calculation. Unfortunately, I do not know how to include Mathematica code here, but it is very short ...
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### How to speed up large double sums in a table?

I am calculating a 3-by-3 matrix whose elements are given as follows: $$M_{mn} = \frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^N \sum_{j=1}^N (r^i_m - r^j_m)(r^i_n - r^j_n) \tag{1}$$ where $N$ is the total number of ...
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### FullSimplify a trigonometric expression doesn't work as expected

I know this kind of question is frequent asked, yet each case has its own particularities. I will show my problem. I define the following: ...
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### Flaky pattern-matching for Mittag-Leffler sums?

This sum correctly gives the Mittag-Leffler function: Sum[z^k/Gamma[α*k + α], {k, 0, ∞}] MittagLefflerE[α, α, z] Simply factoring the argument of ...