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Convergence of series

  1. Apr 28, 2014 #1
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    I know that the harmonic series is divergent.But why [itex]\frac{-1}{n}[/itex] is also divergent?
    I've search for some test to test that, but I could not find a method for negative series.
    So how can I prove the series is divergent?:confused:

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  3. Apr 28, 2014 #2


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    [itex]\displaystyle (-1)\cdot\sum_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac{1}{u}\right)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \left(-\frac{1}{u}\right) [/itex]
  4. Apr 28, 2014 #3


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    If the partial sums of ##\sum\frac 1 n## diverge, then so do the partial sums of ##\sum -\frac 1 n=-\sum\frac 1 n##.
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