What do all these formulae mean Watch
- Thread Starter
- 04-07-2012 19:00
- 05-07-2012 00:39
- 06-07-2012 08:14
This is what I found on wikipedia.
A generalization of the harmonic series is the p-series (or hyperharmonic series), defined as:
for any positive real number p. When p = 1, the p-series is the harmonic series, which diverges. Either the integral test or the Cauchy condensation test shows that the p-series converges for all p > 1 (in which case it is called the over-harmonic series) and diverges for all p ≤ 1. If p > 1 then the sum of the p-series is ζ(p), i.e., the Riemann zeta function evaluated at p.
- 06-07-2012 22:38
Rishabh95's right. Here's more info:
In all honesty the equation has more to do with mathematics than physics, although I guess it can crop up on occasion.