Department of Mathematics

Math 300: Mathematical Computing

Python ICE 2

Write a Python function to evaluate \[ s(N) = \sum_{n=1}^N \frac1{n^2} \] Obviously it will take one argument, and return one output.


Assignment 6 is posted.




The midterm exam will take place on Friday, 12 October. As always, you are permitted any paper notes you find useful, but no electronic devices are allowed. The test is cumulative, but emphasizes the material covered in the last fours weeks. A sample exam is available.




You need to install Matlab on your computer by Wednesday. You do not need Simulink or any particular toolboxes, though you might find the Symbolic toolbox useful at some time in the future (not in this class).



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