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Proving that the sequence is boundedly convergent on

So, in my calculus class (one I'm teaching, not taking), the sum has come up a few

times. Unfortunately, as someone not exactly an expert in the convergence of sums, it seems to

resist the few techniques I know. Certain none of the usual first year calculus tricks (integral test,

alternating series test, ratio test, etc.) work, and the only more tricky technique, partial

summation, I can think of doesn't seem to work either (one would need that is

bounded, which I believe is false).

It seems like it should converge, since it switches sign quite often, but on the other hand, the

harmonic series can mess with your intuition, so I don't have much trust in that. So, I ask to you:

Does this series converge?

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edited Oct 10 '11 at 11:52 asked May 3 '11 at 17:35

6 Andrey Rekalo's answer here seems to answer your question. t.b. May 3 '11 at 17:38

According to Wolphram Alpha it converges to wolframalpha.com/input/?

i=Sum+1+to+infinity+sin%28n%29%2Fn Amrico Tavares May 3 '11 at 17:42

1 @Amrico: in the thread I linked to there is a derivation of that limit. t.b. May 3 '11 at 17:44

@Theo: I started writing my comment before yours was visible. Now it is irrelevant. Amrico Tavares May

3 '11 at 17:50

Given the way the question is titled, I would answer "yes" Ross Millikan Oct 10 '11 at 13:00

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The sum of

which is clearly bounded and hence by generalized alternating series test (also known as

Dirichlet's test) the sum converges.

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edited Oct 10 '11 at 7:42 answered May 3 '11 at 17:40

What does the Generalized Alternating Series Test say? Jonathan Gleason May 3 '11 at 17:42

1 @GleasSpty: The generalized alternating test is also known as Dirichlet's test. Wiki explains this in some

detail en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dirichlet_test Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at 17:46

How does one prove that formula for the sum? I'm guessing that writing and

then following your nose gives the result, but I haven't tried it. Michael Lugo May 3 '11 at 17:53

2 @Michael: An elegant way in my opinion would be to multiply the sum by and then write it as a

telescopic difference of cosines canceling out the terms to get the answer in the final form.

Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at 17:54

@ShreevatsaR: doesn't need to have a limit. All we need is to be bounded. (In fact consider the

alternating series . The sequence of partial sums of the numerator is which

doesn't have a limit but it is bounded and hence the series converges.) Sivaram Ambikasaran May 3 '11 at

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