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Does this diverge?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.**

**I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.**

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Heh, it' like Veronica Roth's book.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Veronica who?

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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Roth. She's a writer.

Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

The knowledge of some things as a function of age is a delta function.

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I'm getting divergent only because M cannot get the sum.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Do the integration.

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**zetafunc****Member**- Registered: 2014-05-21
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The function can be shown to not be integrable, which would show that it diverges via the integral test -- but on the other hand, you would have to show that f is monotone decreasing on [1,infinity) before you can use that test, and I'm not sure if it is...

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, it is not but after a certain point it might be...

Anyway, that was not the test I used.

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**anonimnystefy****Real Member**- From: The Foundation
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It is not monotone.

Which test have you used?

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How am I supposed to do the integration?

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I suggested it to Agnishom because I was hoping he would integrate and then ask about whether he could use the fact that if the integral exists then the sum exists...

That one takes some doing numerically to convince that it diverges and then I just looked up the rest.

I will post the main link if you want it.

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Please post it.

I have no clue on how to show if no integral exists

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The test does not apply? But you do not know how to integrate that even with M?

There is even a nice video on it.

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