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Unsum

Function: unsum (<f>, <n>) Returns the first backward difference <f>(<n>) - <f>(<n> - 1). Thus unsum in a sense is the inverse of sum.

See also nusum.

Examples:

          (%i1) g(p) := p*4^n/binomial(2*n,n);
                                               n
                                            p 4
          (%o1)               g(p) := ----------------
                                      binomial(2 n, n)
          (%i2) g(n^4);
                                        4  n
                                       n  4
          (%o2)                   ----------------
                                  binomial(2 n, n)
          (%i3) nusum (%, n, 0, n);
                               4        3       2              n
                2 (n + 1) (63 n  + 112 n  + 18 n  - 22 n + 3) 4      2
          (%o3) ------------------------------------------------ - ------
                              693 binomial(2 n, n)                 3 11 7
          (%i4) unsum (%, n);
                                        4  n
                                       n  4
          (%o4)                   ----------------
                                  binomial(2 n, n)

(%o1)                                true
(%i2) 

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