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So, in my calculus class (one I'm teaching, not taking), the sum has come up a few

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sin(n)

times. Unfortunately, as someone not exactly an expert in the convergence of sums, it seems to resist the few techniques I know. Certain none of the usual first year calculus tricks (integral test, alternating series test, ratio test, etc.) work, and the only more tricky technique, partial

summation, I can think of doesn't seem to work either (one would need that is

bounded, which I believe is false).

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It seems like it should converge, since it switches sign quite often, but on the other hand, the harmonic series can mess with your intuition, so I don't have much trust in that. So, I ask to you:

     
                             

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Andrey Rekalo's answer here seems to answer your question. – t.b. May 3 '11 at 17:38

                     
     

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@Américo: in the thread I linked to there is a derivation of that limit. – t.b. May 3 '11 at 17:44

                   
   

@Theo: I started writing my comment before yours was visible. Now it is irrelevant. – Américo Tavares May 3 '11 at 17:50

               
   

Given the way the question is titled, I would answer "yes" – Ross Millikan Oct 10 '11 at 13:00

                   
                             

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sequences and series - Is the sum of sin(n)/n convergent or divergent? - Mathematics - Stack Exchange

Proving that the sequence n The sum of sin kx F (x) = ∑ is
Proving that the sequence
n
The sum of
sin kx
F
(x) = ∑
is boundedly
n
k
k=1
13
convergent on
R
N
sin(N ) − cot(
2 1 ) cos(N ) + cot(
1
2 )
sin(n) =
Is
∑ sin π
convergent?
n
2
n=1
Convergence of
(1 −
sin a n
a n
)
n=1
which is clearly bounded and hence by generalized alternating series test (also known as
Dirichlet's test) the sum converges.
when
a n
converges
n=1
EDIT
what is the speed of a divergent
series?
Convergent or divergent series
N
1
S
=
sin(n)
“Closed” form for
N
n n
n=1
Example of Convergent Series
N
Convergence of the series
1
2
sin (n)
2 sin(
1 ) ×
2
S N
=
(cos(n −
1 ) − cos(n +
2
1 )) = cos(
2
1 ) − cos(N +
2
)
) n+1
∑ (−1
2
n
n=1
n=1
Is
there any possibility to do divergent
Hence,
summation with
exp( √ k )
?
k=1
Convergent Sequence Terminology
cos(
2 1 ) − cos(N +
1
2 )
S
=
An example of a divergent double
sum
N
2 sin(
1
2 )
sin π(k−n)
2k+1
Closed form for
∑ n
?
k=1
sin π(k−n−h)
2k+1
link improve this answer
edited Oct 10 '11 at 7:42
answered May 3 '11 at 17:40
n
k=1 sin l π(k−n)
process91
Sivaram Ambikasaran
Closed Form For
2k+1
1,296
11
19.7k
1
20
71
n
1
Closed Form For
sin
k=1
k
Determine if sum of series is rational
What does the Generalized Alternating Series Test say? – Jonathan Gleason May 3 '11 at 17:42
or not
sin(g(n))
1 @GleasSpty: The generalized alternating test is also known as Dirichlet's test. Wiki explains this in some
detail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirichlet_test – Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at 17:46
Convergence of
f(n)
in
e −in
How does one prove that formula for the sum? I'm guessing that writing
sin(n) = (e
)/(2i)
Sum of two conditionally convergent
series
and
then following your nose gives the result, but I haven't tried it. – Michael Lugo May 3 '11 at 17:53
Convergent sum with primes
Changing divergent series to
1
2 @Michael: An elegant way in my opinion would be to multiply the sum by
sin(
)
and then write it as a
2
telescopic difference of cosines canceling out the terms to get the answer in the final form.
– Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at 17:54
convergent by re-ordering
denominators
Is
the sequence
n
x
u
=
(arctan
n
p ) 2
p=0
2
@ShreevatsaR:
S N
doesn't need to have a limit. All we need is
S N
to be bounded. (In fact consider the
convergent?
1
1
alternating series
1 −
− …
. The sequence of partial sums of the numerator is
1,0,1,0,…
which
1 2 +
3
4
Find a sum of appropriate values of
doesn't have a limit but it is bounded and hence the series converges.) – Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at
cos
and
sin
to determine the value of
18:16
a
series
2 −n
Is
the infinite sum of
convergent?
Why?
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