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Summing polynomials [closed]

asked 2014-07-26 04:00:15 -0500

jjack gravatar image

I have a ´Univariate Polynomial Ring in t over Symbolic Ring´

sage: cj_t = (-1)**(j-1)/factorial(j-1)*(-j+a)**(j-1/2)*exp(-j)*(t+j)**(-1)

How can I compute the sum over j from 1 to N?

sage: sum(cj_t,1,N)

doesn't work.

sage: sum([cj_t for j in [1..N]])

(Python syntax) doesn't work either.

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answered 2014-07-26 05:14:31 -0500

FrédéricC gravatar image

You cannot compute a sum with variable bounds. But if you fix N=4 or any other integer, this works.

sage: j,a,t = var('j,a,t')
sage: cj_t = (-1)**(j-1)/factorial(j-1)*(-j+a)**(j-1/2)*exp(-j)*(t+j)**(-1)
sage: N = 2
sage: add(cj_t(j=j) for j in range(1,N+1))
-(a - 2)^(3/2)*e^(-2)/(t + 2) + sqrt(a - 1)*e^(-1)/(t + 1)
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Sorry if that wasn't clear. I understood N to be a finite integer.

jjack gravatar imagejjack ( 2014-07-26 06:34:05 -0500 )edit

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