1. Geometric series

How would I set up a equation to find the sum of...

4
E log24^n
n=1

2. Originally Posted by Stuart
How would I set up a equation to find the sum of...

4
E log24^n
n=1
It all depends on what you are actualy asking.

Interpretation 1:

$
\sum_{n=1}^4 \log(24^n)=\log(24)+\log(24^2)+\log(24^3)+\log(24^ 4)$
$=\log(24^{10})=10\log(24)
$

Interpretation 2:

$
\sum_{n=1}^4 \log_2(4^n)=\sum_{n=1}^4 \log_2(2^{2n})=\sum_{n=1}^4 2n\log_2(2)=\sum_{n=1}^4 2n=20
$

RonL

3. Interpretation 3:
$\sum^4_{n=1}\log^n(24)$
but this one is rather nasty.

4. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
Interpretation 3:
$\sum^4_{n=1}\log^n(24)$
but this one is rather nasty.

$
\log(24)+\log(\log(24))+$
$\log(\log(\log(24)))+\log(\log(\log(\log(24))))
$

which my calculator will do.

RonL

5. Originally Posted by CaptainBlack
$
\log(24)+\log(\log(24))+$
$\log(\log(\log(24)))+\log(\log(\log(\log(24))))
$

which my calculator will do.

RonL
WHAT ?!?!
It means,
$\log^n x=(\log x)^n$

6. Originally Posted by ThePerfectHacker
WHAT ?!?!
It means,
$\log^n x=(\log x)^n$
I'm afraid it does not. There is a common abuse of notation with
trig functions which might lead you to think this, but that is the
aberrant usage not this:

$
f^2 (x)=f(f(x)),\ f^3(x)=f(f(f(x))),\ \dots
$

The abuse of notation that leaves:

$
f^n(x)=(f(x))^n
$

is in general to be deprecated as it leaves us with no compact
notation for the iterates of functions

RonL