# Thread: Infinite Product.

1. ## Infinite Product.

Something nice that came across with:

Is the product $\prod_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{\beta +n}{\alpha+n }$ converge or diverge?

2. ## Re: Infinite Product.

Originally Posted by Also sprach Zarathustra
Something nice that came across with:

Is the product $\prod_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{\beta +n}{\alpha+n }$ converge or diverge?
Nice. Obvious when $\alpha=\beta$, when these are not equal taking logs and considering the convergence of the resulting series seems to work a treat.

(If $\alpha$ and/or $\beta$ are/is negative a bit more care is needed but it still seems to work)

CB

3. ## Re: Infinite Product.

Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
Nice. Obvious when $\alpha=\beta$, when these are not equal taking logs and considering the convergence of the resulting series seems to work a treat.

CB

Yes!

Spoiler:
$\prod_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{\beta +n}{\alpha+n } \equiv \prod_{n=0}^{\infty} \left( 1-\frac{\alpha -\beta }{\alpha +n} \right )$