15258Re: [PrimeNumbers] Re: Question, I'm new.
- Sep 1, 2004
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From: Bigfoot <plano9@...>
Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2004 01:35:31 -0000
Subject: [PrimeNumbers] Re: Question, I'm new.
What's the method used to determine if a sum or product is infinite
Don't know about products. For sums:
Generally definite integration works, though it won't tell you
*exactly* what a value converges to (in which case you use a computer
to do the first thousand, and can generally see, from what I
In the case of the primes, and some other cases, its outright easy (by
the way, 1^n+2^n+3^n+... will diverge for all n >= -1, but very
slowly right at -1)
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