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Homework Statement
Why does the series 1/[nlog(n+1)] diverge
Homework Equations
We know that 1/[nlog(n)] diverges by the integral test. However the question as written does not lend itself to be any integral precisely.
grossgermany said:Yes, however the integral doesn't work in this particular case
Note that the question says nlog(n+1), not nlogn
There are several reasons why 1/[nlog(n+1)] may diverge. One possible reason is that the logarithm function, log(n+1), increases very slowly as n increases. This means that the denominator, nlog(n+1), will approach infinity as n approaches infinity, causing the overall fraction to approach zero. Another reason is that the log(n+1) term does not have a limit as n approaches infinity, which can also lead to divergence.
Divergence refers to the behavior of a sequence or series as its terms increase or decrease. If the terms of a sequence or series become infinitely large, the sequence or series is said to diverge. This means that it does not have a finite limit or sum and its behavior cannot be predicted.
There is a close relationship between the divergence of 1/[nlog(n+1)] and the divergence of 1/n. In fact, 1/[nlog(n+1)] can be seen as a more slowly diverging version of 1/n. As n approaches infinity, the log(n+1) term in the denominator of 1/[nlog(n+1)] will cause the overall fraction to approach zero at a slower rate compared to 1/n, which will approach infinity. Therefore, 1/[nlog(n+1)] diverges, but at a slower rate than 1/n.
Yes, there are other functions that can cause 1/[nlog(n+1)] to diverge. For example, if the denominator contains a higher power of n, such as n^2 or n^3, the fraction will diverge at a faster rate. Additionally, if the numerator contains a function that increases faster than n, such as n^2 or 2^n, the fraction will also diverge at a faster rate.
1/[nlog(n+1)] is often considered a relatively slow-diverging series compared to other commonly studied divergent series, such as the harmonic series (1/n) or the geometric series (1/2^n). However, it is faster diverging than some other commonly studied series, such as the alternating harmonic series (1/n - 1/(n+1)). Overall, the rate of divergence for a series can vary greatly depending on the specific terms and functions involved.