# Blanking on word for kind of convergence of a sum

1. ### Office_Shredder

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I have a sum
$$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{\infty} f(n)$$
which I do not want to consider the convergence of in the normal sense, but I want to talk about the limit
$$\lim_{N\to \infty} \sum_{n=-N}^{N} f(n).$$

I know that when this limit exists the sum is _____ convergent, or is a _____ sum, where _____ is something like principal, or first order, or perhaps a name like a Dirichlet sum (I'm making these up of course). Does anybody know what the word I am looking for is?

2. ### micromass

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Seems like you want the (Cauchy) principal value of the series. This is a well-known thing for integrals, but I've seen the term used for series too.

3. ### Office_Shredder

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That is exactly the term I was looking for. See, I knew the word principal was involved somehow :tongue:

Fourier.