I agree with your solution. Well done
Hi everyone. Today we are asked to do determine if this infinite series, , converges or diverges and if it converges, to find it's value. Divergence test does not help in determining the series' behavior, so what I did is I did the integral test since the sequence can be represented as a continuous, positive, and decreasing function at the interval . Turns out this series is convergent and I have to evaluate this ugly series. By the looks of it, it looks like a telescopic series so by making a diagram of the partial sums up to n=n, everything cancels out except . So I've figured that taking the would give me the value for the series. So I ended up with . Is this solution correct? What do you guys think? Thanks everyone for your help!
Thanks man. I was really pretty confident with my solution, but the thing that made me a bit skeptical is, if you plot the sequence of partial sums as an element of real numbers that is not exclusive to natural numbers, it would look like it is converging at 1.2 or something close to that. Hmm, got any idea as to why?
But isn't there supposed to be a nth term evaluated in the series? Like if you think about it, as n approaches n in the sequence of partial sums, what is left is [-arctan(1)-arctan(2)]+[arctan(n+1)+arctan(n+2)]. Right? Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't there supposed to be that (arctan(n+1)+arctan(n+2) at the end because those wouldn't cancel themselves out? Thanks by the way man.