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Re: Sum[n^(-n), {n, 1, Infinity}]

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  • Subject: [mg93292] Re: Sum[n^(-n), {n, 1, Infinity}]
  • From: Helen Read <hpr at together.net>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 05:25:22 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <gejiuo$2hf$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: HPR <read at math.uvm.edu>

Jack Kennedy wrote:
> Sum[n^(-n), {n, 1, Infinity}]
> Surely this sum converges (~ 1.29).Mathematica 5.1 says it's infinity.
> What's going on?

Mathematica 6.0.3 spits it out unevaluated. NSum gives 1.29129


-- 
Helen Read
University of Vermont


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