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# Möbius Mania

$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \mu (n)$

1] Prove/Disprove , that the sum mentioned above converges.

Also ,

$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}(-1) ^{\mu (n)}$

2] Prove / Disprove , the sum mentioned above converges.

9 months, 1 week ago

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The second sum follows suit. · 9 months, 1 week ago

EDIT: My new thinking is that both sums does not converge or diverge since it's value fluctuates.

Either ways, here's my approach:

Let $$f$$ be a completely multiplicative function.

$\sum_{n>0}f(n)=\left[\prod_{p \text{ is prime}}(1-f(p))\right]^{-1}$

Through euler product.

Expanding the product gives

$\prod_{p \text{ is prime}}(1-f(p))=\sum_{n>0}\mu(n)f(n)$

Putting it all together

$\sum_{n>0}f(n)=\left[\sum_{n>0}\mu(n)f(n)\right]^{-1}$

Substituting $$f=1$$ gives

$\sum_{n>0}1=\left[\sum_{n>0}\mu(n)\right]^{-1}$

$\sum_{n>0}\mu(n)=0$

Of course there is a lot of hand waving here. · 9 months, 1 week ago

Diverges means doesnt converge to a specific finite value, so it has to be eother one. · 9 months, 1 week ago

Ok, so it diverges · 9 months, 1 week ago

@Julian Poon , @Aareyan Manzoor any modifications ? · 9 months, 1 week ago

Till some point I also thought like this , but later , I left it as I thought it may be wrong. · 9 months, 1 week ago

THere is a high possibility my steps aren't justified, since I have assumed the sum converged. · 9 months, 1 week ago

@Julian Poon , @Aareyan Manzoor I'm waiting for your reply · 9 months, 1 week ago