MathGroup Archive 2009

[Date Index] [Thread Index] [Author Index]

Search the Archive

error with Sum and Infinity

  • To: mathgroup at
  • Subject: [mg102245] error with Sum and Infinity
  • From: Llewlyn <tommaso.biancalani at>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 06:01:39 -0400 (EDT)

Hi experts,

i'm very new to Mathematica and this is my first problem. I define a
function that is 0 everywhere:
t[i_] := 0
expect for point i =3 that is:
 t[3] = 1
If now i evaluate the finite sum i obtain 1 as expected
Sum[ t[i], {i, 1, 10}]
Out = 1
but if i try do the same with infinity i obtain
In[808]:= Sum[ t[i], {i, 1, Infinity}]
Out[808]= 0
instead of 1 expected. Any advice?


  • Prev by Date: Re: sparse array consultation
  • Next by Date: Version 7 Virtual Book
  • Previous by thread: A Question about PDB
  • Next by thread: Re: error with Sum and Infinity