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# Ideas Needed !

Is there a better way to find the following sum ? I mean is there a better approximation possible ?

$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \sqrt {1+n^4} -n^2$

A possible way could be :

$S = \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \sqrt{1 + n^{4}} - n^{2} \\ S = \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac { \left ( \sqrt{1 + n^{4}} - n^{2} \right ) \left ( \sqrt{1 + n^{4}} + n^{2} \right ) }{ \sqrt{1 + n^{4}} + n^{2} } \\= \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac { 1 } { \sqrt{1 + n^{4}} + n^{2} } \\\\ \text{Now we can make an approximation that } \\\\S < \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac { 1 } { \sqrt{ n^{4}} + n^{2} } \\ S < \displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac { 1 } { 2 n^{2} } \\ S < \displaystyle {\frac { \pi^{2}}{12} }$

Note by Azhaghu Roopesh M
1 year, 10 months ago

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@Akshay Bodhare So you are back ? · 1 year, 10 months ago

Sorry for replying after a long time,

$$\frac{\pi^2}{12} \approx 0.8224$$

This bound is not tight enough,I suggest that you should use Cauchy-Schwarz inequality in last step to get the better approximation,

$$S\approx\dfrac{\pi \coth {\frac{\pi}{\sqrt{1+\sqrt{2}}}}-\sqrt{1+\sqrt{2}}}{\sqrt{2(1+\sqrt{2})}}\approx 0.7736211057$$

Btw,the sum coverges slowly

The approximate value of the sum according to CAS is,

$$S \approx 0.7345725812$$ · 1 year, 10 months ago

Nice , I wonder why it didn't strike me ! +1

Also I'll try to think up a question based on it . · 1 year, 10 months ago

However,even the upper bound I gave is not tight enough,do you have any ideas for better approximation? · 1 year, 10 months ago

I think that I'll have to search on the I'net for it then , since my knowledge on it is limited .

I'll discuss with some of my other friends and I'll definitely get back to you :) · 1 year, 10 months ago

Could you please give me some hint(not solution) for this? I want to solve it!But if you think that I am violating any guidelines of Brilliant , you can delete this comment. · 1 year, 10 months ago

I'm sure you must have heard about Cauchy Schwartz inequality , haven't you ?

Also I can't delete any comment , I'm not a moderator you see ! · 1 year, 10 months ago

Hmmmm... I will try using it,

I thought you were a moderator, Sorry to bother you. · 1 year, 10 months ago

No problem :) · 1 year, 10 months ago

If you just want a better approximation, just calculate the sum of first few terms by hand, and use approximation for the rest. · 1 year, 10 months ago