# Homework Help: Series with two variables

1. Nov 18, 2012

### Dodobird

Examine for which $u \in \mathbb R$ the series $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac {(1+(-1)^n)^n}{n^2} |u|^{\sqrt{n}(\sqrt{n+1})}$
converges.

What I found out so far: $(1+(-1)^n)$ alternates between [0;2], that means that the whole series becomes zero for the even $n$. The interesting part are the odd $n$ but what role plays $u$. I´m still a bit confused with the roots in the exponent of $u$

Thanks....;)

2. Nov 18, 2012

### haruspex

You mean, the even n terms vanish, right? That being so, can you rewrite the series in a simpler form, preferably in a way that has all terms positive? Then, what tests do you know for convergence of series?