Questions involving asymptotic analysis, including growth of functions, Big-O notation, Big-Omega and Big-Theta notations.

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Density of primes in a polynomial

Consider that p(x) is a polynomial with integer coeficients. What is the natural density of the below set? $$A = \{n\ |\ p(n)\ is\ prime\}$$ and can we say an statement like prime number theorem ...
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What is the proof of this procedure

This wikipedia article describes the general procedure for finding the Asymptote of algebraic curves without mentioning any proof. I tried googling but it produced no relevant results. where can I get ...
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Is $\lceil{\lg n}\rceil!$ polynomially bounded?

Is $\lceil{\lg n}\rceil!$ polynomially bounded? I've tried using Stirlings Approximation, and I get that $\lceil{\lg n}\rceil! \approx \sqrt{2\pi}\lceil{\lg n}\rceil^{1/2}\lceil{\lg n}\rceil^{\lceil ...
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is T(n) = nT(n-1) + n with T(1) = 1, T(n) = O(2ⁿ)?

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Is T(n) = n⋅T(n-1) + n with T(1) = 1, T(n) = O(2ⁿ)? I started by finding the time complexity of T(n) = n⋅T(n-1) + n and I got something weird: ...
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Entropy of the Random Energy Model

I need to show that $$\text{lim}_{N \to \infty}\frac{1}{N}\text{log}\mathcal{N}(\epsilon, \epsilon + \delta) = \text{sup}_{x \in [\epsilon, \epsilon + \delta]}s_a(x).$$ We have that ...
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Asymptotic formula for sums related to primes

Suppose $0 < \alpha < 1$. What is the asymptotic formula for the sum $$\displaystyle \sum_{p \leq x} \frac{\log p}{p^\alpha}?$$ Thanks for any insights.
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Question about the “master theorem” of recurrences - no “$b$” term

I'm using the master theorem to find the asymptotic run time of recurrences. For example, for a $T(n) = 4 T(n/5) + n^1$ I find that $T(n)$ is $\Theta(n^1)$, or, simply, constant time, via the set of ...
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Is master theorem applicable to the recurrence relation $T(n) = T(n/2)$?

Is master theorem applicable to the recurrence relation $T(n) = T(n/2)$? I do not think it applies because there no $n$ term and there is no $n^k$ for a $k$ which would equal $0$.
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Method of stationary phase for double integrals

I am looking for a reference for the leading term in the asymptotics of a double integral over a finite rectangle R of $K(x,y)\exp(i \,t\, h(x,y))$ as $t \to \infty$ in the following situation: the ...
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Can we give a bound on any associative function?

We say that $f:[1,\infty)^2\to[1,\infty)$ is associative if $$f(f(a,b),c)=f(a,f(b,c))$$ And symmetric if $$f(a,b)=f(b,a)$$ e.g. the arithmetic operations '+' and '$\cdot$' are associative and ...
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Big Omega problem : is $n^2\in\Omega (2n^2)$?

Is $n^2\in\Omega (2n^2)$? If we find the limit we can see $\frac{1}{2}>0$, which means it is true, but I haven't learned the limit method. I need to figure out using this definition $\exists ...
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summation inequality with logarithms

show: $$\sum_{i=1}^n \log_{2}\,i = O(n\log n)$$ Proof by induction: $$\sum_{i=1}^n \log\,i \le n\log n$$ $$\text{Test for n=1: }\sum_{i=1}^1 \log_{2}\,i \le 1\log 1$$ $$0 \le 0\text{ true for ...
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Determine whether each pair is $f(n) = O(g(n), f(n) = \Omega(g(n)), or f(n) = \Theta(g(n)).$

For the pair of functions, find whether it's $f(n) = O(g(n), f(n) = \Omega(g(n)), or f(n) = \Theta(g(n)):$ $a) f(n) = 12^n , g(n) = 7^n$ $b) f(n) = log_9(n^4), g(n) = log_9(n^5)$ I understand that: ...
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Need explanation on asymptotic running time results for various functions

I did not understand few results from the book problem. Here is the problem: Indicate, for each pair of expressions (A, B) in the table below, whether A is O, o, Ω, ω, Θ of B. Assume that k ≥ 1,  > ...
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proof by induction summation inequality

show by induction that: $$\sum_{i=1}^n i^2 = O(n^3)$$ what I have so far: $$\sum_{i=1}^n i^2 <= n^3$$ base case: for n=1 $$\sum_{i=1}^1 i^2 <= 1^3$$ ...
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Let g and h be any functions from naturals to (0,infinity)

Let $g$ and $h$ be any functions $\mathbb{N} \to (0,\infty)$. Then $g(n) \in \Omega(h(n))$ implies there is some $N \in \mathbb{N}$ such that $g(n)\ge h(n)$ for all $n \ge N$. Picture of question : ...
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Am I comparing big-O runtime correctly?

I'm working on some homework regarding runtimes and Big-O notation. I've struggled with this for quite some time, but I think its slowly making more sense. If someone could verify that I'm doing these ...
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Higher Order Terms in Stirling's Approximation

Some websites and books give stirling approximation as $$n! = \sqrt{2 \pi n} \left( \frac{n}{e} \right)^n \left( 1 + O \left(\frac{1}{n} \right)\right)$$ However when I check their derivations most ...
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Weyl's law, meaning of the asymptotic formula, does it imply a bound?

Weyl's law states the eigenvalues of the Laplacian behave as $$\lambda_j \sim f(n)j^{\frac 2n}\quad\text{as $j \to \infty$}$$ where $n$ is the dimension. Does this literally mean that, $$\lim_{j \to ...
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If $f(n)$ is not $\Theta (g(n))$ does it follow that $\log f(n)$ is not $\Theta(\log g(n))$?

If $f(n)$ is not $\Theta (g(n))$ does it follow that $\log f(n)$ is not $\Theta(\log g(n))$? We say that $f(n)= \Theta (g(n))$ if there exist some constants $c_1$ and $c_2>0$ and $n_0$, such ...
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Asymptotics of $\sum_{\mathfrak{a}}\frac{n^{k-\epsilon}}{\mathfrak{N}\left(\mathfrak{a}\right)^{r\left(k-\epsilon\right)}}$

In this paper by Brian D. Sittinger, the following claim is made: For an algebraic number field $K$ with norm $\mathfrak{N}$, let $\epsilon=\left[K:\mathbb{Q}\right]^{-1}$. Then, taking the sum over ...
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Compute the asymptotic expansion of the integral by Watson's Lemma

Use Watson's Lemma to find the asymptotic expansion of the following integral as $\lambda \to \infty$ with $\lambda>0.$ Assuming that $\phi (t)$ is infinitely differentiable on $[0,1].$ ...
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Calculating Upper bound of a function [duplicate]

If T(N) = T(sqrt(N)) + 1 and T(1) = 1 then what is the upper bound i.e O(N) for this function? sqrt(N) => square root of N
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What proportion of the positive integers satisfy this number-theoretic inequality?

Let $\sigma(x)$ be the sum of the divisors of the positive integer $x$, and let the abundancy index of $x$ be defined as $$I(x) = \frac{\sigma(x)}{x}.$$ My question is this: What proportion of the ...
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Asymptotics of $\sum_{n\leq x}\tau_{k}\left(n\right)$

We define $\tau_{k}\left(n\right)$ to be the number of ordered $k$-tuples of positive integers with product equal to $n$. It is easily shown that this satisfies the recurrence relation ...
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Evaluating a limit of the truncated exponential series motivated by the prime number theorem for $k$ distinct prime factors.

If $\pi_k(n)$ is the cardinality of numbers with k factors (repetitions included) less than or equal n, the generalized Prime Number Theorem is: $$\pi_k(n)\sim \frac{n}{\ln n} \frac{(\ln \ln ...
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Prove that $7n^2 + 2n + 3 = O(n^2)$ using the definition of O notation.

Prove that $7n^2 + 2n + 3 = O(n^2)$ using the definition of O notation. I need to use two constants and prove that they satisfy the O definition. I'm new to big O and want to know whether I am ...
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Efficiently calculating the 'prime-power sum' of a number.

Let $n$ be a positive integer with prime factorization $p_1^{e_1}p_2^{e_2}\cdots p_m^{e_m}$. Is there an 'efficient' way to calculate the sum $e_1+e_2+\cdots +e_m$? I could always run a brute ...
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Big-O math Question

I'm having trouble with this question: Suppose that $f(x), g(x)$ and $h(x)$ are functions such that $f(x)$ is $O(g(x))$ and $g(x)$ is $O(h(x))$. Prove that $f(x)$ is $O(h(x))$. I have tried ...
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Series involving primes

Trying to find an asymptotic bound for the series $$ S(x) =\sum_{p\leq x}\frac{\varphi(p-1)}{(p-1)p} $$ as $x \rightarrow \infty$. Of course $$ \frac{\varphi(p-1)}{p-1} =\prod_{q\mid ...
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integral with respect to the point measure [closed]

We have integral $$\int_0^tf(t-u)dX(u)$$ where $X(u)$ is random point process( or at least renewal process). Also it is known that $f(t)\sim t^{-\alpha},$ $0<\alpha<1$ as $t\rightarrow \infty$. ...
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How do I show that as $z \to \infty$ that $\int_0^\infty \frac{t - \lfloor t \rfloor - 1/2}{z + t} dt = O(z^{-1} )$??

How do I show that as $z \to \infty$ that $\int_0^\infty \frac{t - \lfloor t \rfloor - 1/2}{z + t} dt = O(z^{-1} )$? According to Serge Lang, the integral on the left is the error term for Stirling's ...
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Proving with Big O Notations

Is there a way I can prove that $O(3^{2n})$ does NOT equal $10^n$? How would that be done? Also, is it okay to simplify $O(3^{2n})$ to $O(9^n)$ to do so?
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Big-O Math Problem [closed]

I'm having trouble with a hard question, so, say that $f(x)$, $g(x)$ and $h(x)$ are functions such that $f(x)$ is $O(g(x))$ and $g(x)$ is $O(h(x))$. Prove that $f(x)$ is $O(h(x))$.
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Big O Proof by Contradiction

Question: Use a proof by contradiction to show that $5^n$ is not $O(3^n)$ NOTE: This is homework, please don't provide an answer, just want to know if I am on the right track. My Attempt: ...
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Recursion and Time Complexity Concept

The question prompt is as follows: Consider the function $f(n)$ defined as: $$f(n) = \begin{cases}n(n-1)f(n-2) & n > 1\\1 & n=0,\; n=1\end{cases}$$ How may be $g(n)$ be defined ...
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Understanding the logic behind this summation

The following is an excerpt from a proof that $\sum_1^n {i^k} = \theta(n^{k+1})$: $$\sum_1^n{i^k} \ge \sum_{\lceil n/2 \rceil}^n{i^k} \ge \sum_{\lceil n/2 \rceil}^n{\lceil n/2\rceil^k}$$ The first ...
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Closed form for $ \prod_{k=1}^n (a+k^2) $

I have come across the following product: $$ \prod_{k=1}^n (a+k^2) $$ where $a$ is a positive constant. Could anyone suggest a closed form for this product? I need to approximate this for large $n$, ...
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Showing $n^{\log{n}} = o(2^n)$

I would like to show that $n^{log n} = o(2^n)$. Here is my attempt: I see that $\log{(n^{\log{n}})} = (\log{n})^2,$ and $\log{2^n} = n\log{2}$. I also know that $(\log{n})^2=o(n)$, so that for ...
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Orders of Asymptotes

We know that $\log(X)^n = o(X^\epsilon)$ for all $n,\epsilon>0$. My questions is, is $\log(X)$ the largest function that is smaller than all (small) powers of $X$. That is, can we find a ...
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On finding the order of an infinitely small quantity

Given an infinitely small quantity: $$\alpha \left ( x \right )= \tan \left ( x \right )-\sin \left( x \right)$$ as x aproaches $0$, and computing the corresponding asymptotic relationship. What does ...
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Trying to understand Ωlog(n!) ∈ Ω(n log(n))

So I'm trying to understand the proof of Ωlog(n!) ∈ Ω(n log(n)) but I'm lost. Here's what I understand up to: log(n!) ≧ log(n ∙ (n−1) ∙ (n−2) ∙ … ∙ 3 ∙ 2 ∙1) <-- This makes sense. Showing a log ...
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Asymptotic form of an integral

I would like to find an asymptotic form of the following integral when $s \to \infty$ ($s$ and $w$ are positive) \begin{equation} \int_{0}^{\infty} dx ~ \sqrt{x^2 + wx} ~ e^{-ixs} \end{equation} I ...
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What is the asymptote of the function? [closed]

Find the horizontal or oblique asymptote of f(x) = (2x^2+5x+6)/(x+3) y=-3 y=2x-1 y=-5 y=-2x+5
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$f(x)\sim 1/x \implies (1+f(x))^x\to e$, but what family of functions maximizes the speed of convergence from below?

This problem is subordinate to finding out if $$\left(1+\frac{\log p_{n+1}}{p_n}\right)^{p_{n+1}/\log p_n},$$where $p_n$ is the $n$-th prime, never stabilizes above or below its limiting value, which ...
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Prove $\lim_{n \to \infty}$ $(1+\frac xn-o(\frac 1n))^n=e^x$ [duplicate]

We know that $\lim_{n \to \infty}$ $(1+\frac xn)^n=e^x$. How to prove that $\lim_{n \to \infty}$ $(1+\frac xn-o(\frac 1n))^n=e^x$? Attempt of the proof: Let $\epsilon>0$ $\exists n_0$ such that ...
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$t(n) = t(n-2) + 2^n$ [closed]

Assume that $t(n) = 1$ for $n\le 1$ and the recurrence given is for $n > 1$ $$t(n) = t(n-2) + 2^n$$ trying to find the recurrence within big theta accuracy, help!
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Asymptotic expansion of the complete elliptic integral of the first kind

The complete elliptic integral of the first kind is defined as $$K(k) = \int_0^{\pi/2} \frac{d x}{\sqrt{1 - k^2 \sin^2 x}}.$$ I would like to derive (at least the first term of) the asymptotic ...
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Multiplication of two asymptotic expansions

I have two functions $g, f:(0,\infty)\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ with asymptotic power series as follows: For all $N\in\mathbb{N}:$ $$f(t) \sim \sum\limits_{n=0}^{N} a_n t^n + O(t^{N+1}) \text{ }\text{ ...
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Solve the Relation $T(n)=T(n/4)+T(3n/4)+n$

Solve the recurrence relation: $T(n)=T(n/4)+T(3n/4)+n$. Also, specify an asymptotic bound. Clearly $T(n)\in \Omega(n)$ because of the constant factor. The recursive nature hints at a possibly ...