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Re: Symbolic summation

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  • Subject: [mg101590] Re: Symbolic summation
  • From: "Sjoerd C. de Vries" <sjoerd.c.devries at>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jul 2009 23:21:29 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <h3761n$f3i$>

Yes, it is possible. Just don't write the k and l together because
this defines a new variable kl. You might try Sum[Subscript[k, l], {l,
2, 3}] instead.

Cheers -- Sjoerd

 On Jul 10, 12:44 pm, Luca <Lucazanottifragon... at> wrote:
> Hello all, I have a problem, I've to compute a symbolic summation, which =
takes a very long time if I have to do it by hand. I have to write the term=
s of the Volterra series, related to the associated linear equation of a sy=
> The problem is that I'm not really confident with mathematica, I've tried=
 to use symbolic calculations with sums, but I think that in my case is not=
 so easy.
> The problem is that I want a solution of this form:
> x1+x2+x3+x4+x5...
> Where the 1, 2, 3 and 4 and 5 are the summation subscripts...
> My summation is not infinite, I have to stop it.
> If I write something like this:
> n = 3;
> Sum[kl, {l, 2, n}]
> I obtain 2kl, instead I want to obtain k2+k3.
> Is it possible with mathematica?

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