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Ermakoff's Test

The series $\sum f(n)$ for a monotonic nonincreasing $f(x)$ is convergent if

\overline{\lim_{x\to\infty}}{e^x f(e^x)\over f(x)}<1

and divergent if

\underline{\lim_{x\to\infty}}{e^x f(e^x)\over f(x)}>1.


Bromwich, T. J. I'a and MacRobert, T. M. An Introduction to the Theory of Infinite Series, 3rd ed. New York: Chelsea, p. 43, 1991.

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