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### Clarification: how to get the following asymptotics

I'm having some trouble justifying some steps in a paper. Let $a_n$ be an increasing sequence of integers satisfying $n! \le a_n \le 2(n!)$, and let $f:\mathbb{N} \to \mathbb{N}$ be a function ...
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### Relationship between big O notation and exponential type

Let $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$, $C\in \mathbb{R}$. What, if any, is the difference between "$f = O(e^{Cx})$" and "$f$ is of exponential type $C$"? If they're different, is it possible to ...
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### Asymptotic expansion of $z^{-x}$

Consider the function $z\mapsto z^{-x}$ for $x>1$ (real) and $z$ in the cut complex plane $\mathbb C\backslash\{z\leq 0, \text{ real}\}$. Does this function have an asymptotic expansion of the form ...
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### Big-O Analysis: Max Bounded by the Sum

I have been asked to show that: $$\mathcal{O}(Max\{ f(n), g(n) \}) = \mathcal{O}(f(n) + g(n))$$ I have seen explanations of similar problems, but this is the first time I have encountered the ...
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### Big O notation for complex-valued functions of a real variable

Let $f,g:\mathbb R\to\mathbb C$. Is there a standard notion of $f = O(g)$? If I had to take a stab at a definition, I'd try something like $f = O(g)$ provided where exists $M>0$ and ...
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### if $f(x) \sim g(x)$ is $\sum f(k) \sim \sum g(k)$

if $f(x) \sim g(x)$ as $x \to \infty$ then is $\sum_{k=1}^N f(k) \sim \sum_{k=1}^N g(k)$ as $N \to \infty$? Intuitively, i should think so because as $k$ gets larger $f$ and $g$ get closer so it ...
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### Asymptotic expansion of $\int_0^{2\pi}ae^{x\cos a}da$

I want to find the first two leading terms of the expansion of $\int_0^{2\pi}ae^{x\cos a}da$ Well in $[0,2\pi]$ $\cos a$ has has maxima $0,2\pi$ so I rewrite the integral to ...
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### Behaviour of $\int_0^{\frac{\pi^2}{4}}\exp(x\cos(\sqrt{t}))dt$

I want to analyze the behaviour of $\int_0^{\frac{\pi^2}{4}}\exp(x\cos(\sqrt{t}))dt$, i.e I want to show it behaves like $e^x(\frac{2}{x}+\frac{2}{3x^2}+...)$ as $x\rightarrow \infty$ I started by ...
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### How to check if a function is negligible?

Let $\epsilon(x)$ be a negligible function. Let $p$ be a polynomial such that $p(k) \geq 0$ for all $k > 0$. What can we say about $\epsilon(p(k))$? Is this a negligible function? If yes, ...
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### Growth rate of $\exp(log^{a}(x))$ slower then any power of $x$.

So I'm trying to show that for $0<a<1$ and for $\epsilon >0$ that $\exp((\log x)^{a})=\mathcal{O}(x^{\epsilon}).$ So this amounts to showing that ...
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### a question concerning asymptotics

I have a rather simple question I need an answer to that I have been unable to answer and was wondering if anyone knew any results that pertain to this. It's very simple to state and I believe the ...
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### The statements $f(n) = O(n^{\epsilon})$ for all $\epsilon > 0$ and $f(n) = n^{o(1)}$.

Consider the statements \begin{align} \tag{A} f(n) &= O(n^{\epsilon}) \text{ for all } \epsilon > 0 \\ \tag{B} f(n) &= n^{o(1)} \end{align} Questions: It's clear that (B) implies (A). ...
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### Cesaro means and equivalent sequences

Let $(u_n)$ be a sequence of complex numbers that converges in mean (Cesaro convergence). Let $(v_n)$ be a sequence such that $v_n\sim u_n$. Does the sequence $(v_n)$ converge in mean? Here is ...
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### Is there any nonconstant function that grows (at infinity) slower than all iterations of the (natural) logarithm?

Is there any nonconstant function that grows (at $\infty$) slower than all iterations of the (natural) logarithm? Thanks for your help.
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### Does $\log(x)^{x^a}$ eventually dominate $x^k$?

Does $\log(x)^{x^a}$ eventually dominate $x^k$ for all $a\gt 0$ and for all positive integers $k$? And if so, how does one prove this? Thanks a lot for your help.
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### Show $S(t) =\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty\sin{(n^2t^2)}e^{-tn^2}$ is $O(t^p)$ at zero

An old qualifying exam problem: For $t>0$, define $$S(t) =\sum_{n=-\infty}^\infty\sin{(n^2t^2)}e^{-tn^2}.$$ Show that $S(t) = C t^p + o(t^p)$ as $t\to 0$ . Find $C$ and $p$. There are a couple of ...
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### Derive asymptotic behavior of inverse of the normal cdf with respect to 2^n

I have a normal distribution $\mu = 0$ and $\sigma = 0.58n$ where $n > 0$ and I am trying to derive the asymptotic behavior of the following equation: ...
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### Asymptotic growth over an interval

Given a function $f(x)$, we can define the new function $$A_f(t) = \limsup\limits_{x\to\infty}\ (f(x+t) - f(x))$$ Is there a place that this transformation has been studied? Also, given a positive ...
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### Chain rule proof

Let $a \in E \subset R^n, E \mbox{ open}, f: E \to R^m, f(E) \subset U \subset R^m, U \mbox{ open}, g: U \to R^l, F:= g \circ f.$ If $f$ is differentiable in $a$ and $g$ differentiable in ...
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### Asymptotic Approximation and Sign Convention

When I write the asymptotic approximation of a function, does the sign convention matter? i.e. suppose I have (though the formula might not make sense) $$f_n(x)=x^2+\dots-O(n),$$ If my function is ...
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### Asymptotics of sum of binomials

How can you compute the asymptotics of $$S=n + m - \sum_{k=1}^{n} k^{k-1} \binom{n}{k} \frac{(n-k)^{n+m-k}}{n^{n+m-1}}\;?$$ We have that $n \geq m$ and $n,m \geq 1$. A simple application of ...
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### $\lim_{x\rightarrow\infty}\sin(x)$?

In physics I came across these kind of equations when I am trying to find the asymptotic behaviour of some function. Can anyone explain if there is any sense in talking about $\sin(x)$ or $\cos(x)$ ...
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### At large times, $\sin(\omega t)$ tends to zero?

While doing a calculation in quantum mechanics, I got a expression $\sin(\omega t)$, and my prof said if I consider the consider at large times, then i can assume that this goes to zero because at ...
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### A proof of Stirling's Formula

I need to gain understanding of a proof of Stirling's formula. I have read through Tim Gowers' and Terence Tao's but I'm struggling to follow them. How rigorous is this proof, if at all? Thank you. ...
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