Computational Techniques for the Summation of Series / Edition 1

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Computational Techniques for the Summation of Series is a text on the representation of series in closed form. The book presents a unified treatment of summation of sums and series using function theoretic methods. A technique is developed based on residue theory that is useful for the summation of series of both Hypergeometric and Non-Hypergeometric type. The theory is supported by a large number of examples. The book is both a blending of continuous and discrete mathematics and, in addition to its theoretical base; it also places many of the examples in an applicable setting. This text is excellent as a textbook or reference book for a senior or graduate level course on the subject, as well as a reference for researchers in mathematics, engineering and related fields.

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"This book collects in one volume the author’s considerable results in the area of the summation of series and their representation in closed form, and details the techniques by which they have been obtained. … the calculations are given in plenty of detail, and closely related work which has appeared in a variety of places is conveniently collected together. That the author passes on his extensive knowledge of the literature of results for series will also be valued by the interested scholar." (Katherine Seaton, The Australian Mathematical Society Gazette, 32:1, 2005)

"The author presents an unified treatment of summation of sums and series using function theoretic methods. … No book of this type exists which attempts to give a link, by developing a comprehensive method, between non-hypergeometric and hypergeometric summation. … This book is intended for use in the fields of applied mathematics, analysis, non-hypergeometric and hypergeometric summation, summation of series and automated techniques." (Antonio López-Carmona, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1059 (10), 2005)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306478055
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: 2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 189
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Some Methods for closed form Representation.- 1 Some Methods.- 1.1 Introduction.- 1.2 Contour Integration.- 1.3 Use of Integral Equations.- 1.4 Wheelon’s Results.- 1.5 Hypergeometric Functions.- 2 A Tree Search Sum and Some Relations.- 2.1 Binomial Summation.- 2.2 Riordan.- 2.3 Method of Jonassen and Knuth.- 2.4 Method of Gessel.- 2.5 Method of Rousseau.- 2.6 Hypergeometric Form.- 2.7 Snake Oil Method.- 2.8 Some Relations.- 2.9 Method of Sister Celine.- 2.10 Method of Creative Telescoping.- 2.11 WZ Pairs Method.- 2. Non-Hypergeometric Summation.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Method.- 3 Burmann’s Theorem and Application.- 4 Differentiation and Integration.- 5 Forcing Terms.- 6 Multiple Delays, Mixed and Neutral Equations.- 7 Bruwier Series.- 8 Teletraffic Example.- 9 Neutron Behaviour Example.- 10 A Renewal Example.- 11 Ruin Problems in Compound Poisson Processes.- 12 A Grazing System.- 13 Zeros of the Transcendental Equation.- 14 Numerical Examples.- 15 Euler’sWork.- 16 Jensen’s Work.- 17 Ramanujan’s Question.- 18 Cohen’s Modification and Extension.- 19 Conolly’s Problem.- 3. Bürmann’s Theorem.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Bürmann’s Theorem and Proof.- 2.1 Applying Bürmann’s Theorem.- 2.2 The Remainder.- 3 Convergence Region.- 3.1 Extension of the Series.- 4. Binomial type Sums.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Problem Statement.- 3 A Recurrence Relation.- 4 Relations Between Gk (m) and Fk+1 (m).- 5. Generalization of the Euler Sum.- 1 Introduction.- 2 1-Dominant Zero.- 2.1 The System.- 2.2 QR,k (0) Recurrences and Closed Forms.- 2.3 Lemma and Proof of Theorem 5.1.- 2.4 Extension of Results.- 2.5 Renewal Processes.- 3 The K-Dominant Zeros Case.- 3.1 The k-System.- 3.2 Examples.- 3.3 Extension.- 6. Hypergeometric Summation: Fibonacci and Related Series.- 1 Introduction.- 2 The Difference-Delay System.- 3 The Infinite Sum.- 4 The Lagrange Form.- 5 Central Binomial Coefficients.- 5.1 Related Results.- 6 Fibonacci, Related Polynomials and Products.- 7 Functional Forms.- 7. Sums and Products of Binomial Type.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Technique.- 3 Multiple Zeros.- 4 More Sums.- 5 Other Forcing Terms.- 8. Sums of Binomial Variation.- 1 Introduction.- 2 One Dominant Zero.- 2.1 Recurrences.- 2.2 Proof of Conjecture.- 2.3 Hypergeometric Functions.- 2.4 Forcing Terms.- 2.5 Products of Central Binomial Coefficients.- 3 Multiple Dominant Zeros.- 3.1 The k Theorem.- 4 Zeros.- 4.1 Numerical Results and Special Cases.- 4.2 The Hypergeometric Connection.- 5 Non-zero Forcing Terms.- References.- About the Author.

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