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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Yes, the value of the error is less than the absolute value of the first neglected term.

I did a much easier one you can look at as an example over here:

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My supervisor says that it might be best to estimate the sum by an integral instead. In other words, instead of

we consider

There will be singularities, but he says that they won't lead to divergence in this case. The integral

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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That integral looks tough too. Have you applied M to it?

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