# Calc6.56

From Example Problems

Discuss the convergence or divergence of the series where .

This series is not like any series you normally see in calculus books. However, it is easily shown to converge by Dirichlet's test. First, we have the sequence of partial sums

Thus, this sequence ranges from 0 to 20 but never gets outside of this range. That is, it is bounded. Further, decreases to 0 as . Thus, this series converges by Dirichlet's test.