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Re: Sum of 1/Primes

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  • Subject: [mg36955] Re: [mg36910] Sum of 1/Primes
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murraye at attbi.com>
  • Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 00:16:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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It is well known that the infinite series of reciprocals of the primes 
DIVERGES!

See, for example:

   http://www.utm.edu/research/primes/infinity.shtml


Matthias.Bode at oppenheim.de wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> 
> I calculated:
> 
> Sum[1/Prime[n], {n, 15000}] // N
> 
> Result: 2.74716
> 
> Now I wonder if this sum will converge or keep on growing, albeit very
> slowly.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Matthias Bode
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> 

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