hi,

there is a way in Prime to do this sum?

\[ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {(-1)^{k+1}}{k^{2}} } \]

the value is \( \frac {π^{2}}{12} \)

HP Prime gives symbolic form, not the value of the sum...

Thanks

Salvo

Same problem in xcas and Maxima. Wolframalpha gives the right answer.

(02-06-2015 04:47 PM)retoa Wrote: [ -> ]Same problem in xcas and Maxima. Wolframalpha gives the right answer.

yes, in fact!

As I like much more Prime (and HP 50g), I wonder why they don't...

(02-06-2015 02:26 PM)salvomic Wrote: [ -> ]hi,

there is a way in Prime to do this sum?

\[ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {(-1)^{k+1}}{k^{2}} } \]

the value is \( \frac {π^{2}}{12} \)

HP Prime gives symbolic form, not the value of the sum...

Thanks

Salvo

You can do

\[ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {-1}{(2*k)^{2}} } + \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {1}{(2*k-1)^{2}} } \]

By the way I get the correct answer on the HP50G but my Prime seems unable to calculate Psi(1/2,1) in a numeric value.

I get :

1/4*Psi(1/2,1)-Pi²/24

Same on 50G then ->NUM returns 0.8224...

On the Prime ~ don't 'solve' Psi(0.5,1) . Strange ...

I also tried to decompose it in

\( \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}(\frac{1}{(2k-1)^2}-\frac{1}{(2k)^2}) \)

to avoid the (-1)^(k+1), but I did not get the wanted result. Still the Psi(1/2,1)

(02-06-2015 05:08 PM)Gilles Wrote: [ -> ]You can do

\[ \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {-1}{(2*k)^{2}} } + \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{\frac {1}{(2*k-1)^{2}} } \]

By the way I get the correct answer on the HP50G but my Prime seems unable to calculate Psi(1/2,1) in a numeric value.

thanks a lot, Gilles,

yes I see that Prime don't approx Psi1/2,1); my HP50 does it.

Hope in a next firmware to have the symbolic result (π^2/12), more interesting than Psi()

Indeed, for the approx value of Psi(x,1), Xcas calls the GSL, that is not available on the Prime.

(02-06-2015 06:55 PM)parisse Wrote: [ -> ]Indeed, for the approx value of Psi(x,1), Xcas calls the GSL, that is not available on the Prime.

I understand.

There is no other way to approximate Psi on Prime?

thank you

the problem is now solved with the firmware 7820!

Answer: -π/12