This might seem like a rudimentary question but when trying to prove divergence (or even convergence) of an infinite series does the series always have to start at n = 1?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

For example would doing a test for [itex]\sum^{∞}_{n=1}\frac{1}{n}[/itex] be any different from [itex]\sum^{∞}_{n=0}\frac{1}{n}[/itex]

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Divergence Test for an Infinite Series (General question)

Loading...

Similar Threads - Divergence Test Infinite | Date |
---|---|

Why does it matter what convergence test I use? | Apr 11, 2016 |

Convergence or Divergence of Factorial Series | Apr 26, 2015 |

Series Test for convergent and divergent | Mar 30, 2013 |

Alternating Series Test/Test for Divergence | Nov 27, 2012 |

Divergence test problem | Aug 3, 2012 |

**Physics Forums - The Fusion of Science and Community**