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Evaluation of the infinite series $ \sum\sp \infty\sb {n=1,(\frac np)=1}(\frac np)\sb 4{}n\sp {-1}$

Authors: Kenneth Hardy and Kenneth S. Williams
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 109 (1990), 597-603
MSC: Primary 11M20; Secondary 11L05, 11N13
MathSciNet review: 1019275
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Abstract: Let $ p$ be a prime $ \equiv 1(\bmod 4)$. The value of the infinite series $ \sum\nolimits_{_{(\tfrac{n}{p}) = 1}^{n = 1}}^\infty {{{(\tfrac{n}{p})}_4}{n^{ - 1}}} $ is given in finite terms.

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