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Oh. That was actually the first thing that popped into my head, but it stayed in there for such a short time that I simply forgot.
, but I could be wrong.
I suggested he look at SBP because in his proof he used the following idea
The above relation is not true. There are two general ideas to sum a product. SBP and Abel's formula. He said he came across Abel's already but SBP is more widely used and should be learned first.
I do not recall saying which increased his knowledge more. This is what I wrote.
Since he was making a mistake on an exact type of SBP problem I thought that would help.
I am not familiar with that, so I looked it up here.
If the statement I proved in this post is what you were referring to, how does it increase knowledge of series more than the process I used to prove the recurrence relationship in my previous post?
Is it because in the line:
we don't include and therefore we don't have at the nth term?
(When I grouped common f factors of g in the step of the proof written a second time above, for the last (nth) sum pair, only the first (positive) term in the pair exists.)
In other words, are you implying that this shows the basic idea of telescoping sums from basic Calculus II?
To increase your general knowledge of summations take a look at summation by parts too.
Oh, okay. You're very welcome. If there is any part of it which you need clarification, let me know...I didn't really write out any of the proof in English.
For some reason it did not show up , thank very much for your help.
What more is there to prove? Did you not see my post?
I should have seen that this does not hold up for this case , I did come across the Able summation but I assumed that this would require something simpler. Could you possibly indicate a place to start from which I could prove the relation ?
Ah, this wasn't too bad using algebra.
Generally the above is not true. To sum a product you must use summation by parts or Abel summation.
That is correct it should be k , my mistake.
looks like a typo.
I'll write briefly what I tried for this though I am not sure how correct it will be.
When I tried to prove it by induction I assumed that the relation is true for and tried to prove it for . I made use of some of the work I have done above but sadly nothing really came out of it.
I'm quite sure I have made several mistakes and if you would be so kind as to point them out that would be great . Even more annoying is that in the places I have looked for explanations mention that this is relatively easy to do so there must be something really obvious that I keep missing.
Thank you again for your help.
Hello everyone , this is the relation I am given. I am required to prove this either algebraically or with the help of diagram of areas in a subdivided rectangle( I have found this on the internet). I am a bit stuck at the algebraic part, the methods I am trying at the moment to prove this are by induction and by changing the order of the summation on the RHS but I seem to have made a mistake as I have not reached the desired result. Could anyone assist me in solving this ?