# Notation question

1. Apr 22, 2005

### Icebreaker

Is there a difference between $$\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}\sum_{i=1}^{n}$$ and $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}$$?

2. Apr 22, 2005

### Icebreaker

Nevermind. The latter is defined as the former.

3. Apr 22, 2005

### dextercioby

Yes,that means that the difference is only in writing...One required less ink (or LaTex code) than the other...:tongue2:

Daniel.

4. Apr 23, 2005

### Icebreaker

Ya, the math departments are so strapped for cash they must conserve ink. :rofl:

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