Does this series converge or diverge?

Summation of 2/[k(lnk)^2]

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- May 6th 2010, 05:08 AMWartonMortonDoes this series converge or diverge?
Does this series converge or diverge?

Summation of 2/[k(lnk)^2] - May 6th 2010, 08:02 AMFailure
That's a typical stuation where you want to apply Cauchy's Condensation Test (Cauchy condensation test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

This theorem says that if the terms are decreasing, the series converges or diverges if and only if the series converges or diverges, respectively (i.e. these two series behave the same way as regards convergence/divergence).

So let's take a closer look, therefore, at the series

which turns out to be essentially the same as the well known divergent series

Thus, the series**diverges**. (Blush)

Edited:

Plato is right, of course (he is almost always right): I made a silly mistake, since n comes out squared, one gets a series that converges:

So, since converges, the original series**converges**. - May 6th 2010, 09:15 AMPlato