Re: General form of a summation as a function of 2

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg97412] Re: [mg97376] General form of a summation as a function of 2*From*: DrMajorBob <btreat1 at austin.rr.com>*Date*: Thu, 12 Mar 2009 05:43:58 -0500 (EST)*References*: <200903120717.CAA23479@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drmajorbob at bigfoot.com

No clue what your notation means: sum_{k=0}^n (k/n) but MAYBE you mean Sum[k/n, {k, 0, n}] (1 + n)/2 Bobby On Thu, 12 Mar 2009 02:17:34 -0500, David Diez <david at stat.ucla.edu> wrote: > My goal is to have a general form of a summation that is a function of > two variables, and would like to see if Mathematica can be used to > determine the general form. > > For example, with a single variable, is there a way to get Mathematica > to take > > sum_{k=0}^n (k/n) > > and determine the general formula for the sum (as a function of 'n') is > (n+1)/2? > > The problem I am looking at is a bit more complicated (incorporates a > five factorials) and is a function of two variables, m and n. I have > never programmed in Mathematica (but do have programming experience in a > few languages), and any direction on what resources or functions are > appropriate for this sort of problem would be greatly appreciated. If > this sort of thing can only be done in one variable, that would also be > very useful since I'll just look at a particular case (when the two > variables are equal: m=n). > > Thanks much for any help, > David > -- DrMajorBob at bigfoot.com

**References**:**General form of a summation as a function of 2 variables***From:*David Diez <david@stat.ucla.edu>