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Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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Consistency and rate of convergence

Let $\hat{a}_{n} \geq 0$ be a consistent estimator of $a >0$, i.e. $\hat{a}_{n}-a=o_p(1)$ as $n \rightarrow \infty$. Let $\epsilon_n$ be a $o_p(1)$ as $n \rightarrow \infty$. Questions: 1) Is ...
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Stochastic little o, stochastic big o and rate of convergence

I am confused about the relations among stochastic little o, stochastic big o, rate of convergence. In particular: 1) the fact that $a_n-a=o_p(1)$ as $n \rightarrow \infty$ has implications in terms ...
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Find $S=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{3}{2^2}+\frac{5}{2^3}+\frac{7}{2^4}+…+\frac{2n-1}{2^n}+…$

I'm trying to calculate $S$ where $$S=\frac{1}{2}+\frac{3}{2^2}+\frac{5}{2^3}+\frac{7}{2^4}+...+\frac{2n-1}{2^n}+...$$ I know that the answer is $3$, and I also know "the idea" of how to get to the ...
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How to determine if this converges?

I find this one to be hard, I tried expanding $\cos$ into a Taylor series, but that didn't work out well because I couldn't apply $p$-series... $$ \sum^{\infty}_{n=1} n (1-\cos(\pi/n)) $$
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How to determine if this series converges?

Does this series converge? I tried using limit comparison, and I don't know what to try next... $$\sum^{\infty}_{n=1}(1-\cos (\pi/n)) $$
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Show that zero sequences satisfy the following equation

I am working on the following problem and got puzzled: $\\$ Show that every zero sequence $(a_n), a_n \neq 0$ satisfies the equation: $$ \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\sqrt {1 + a_n} - 1}{a_n} = ...
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Convergent complex series

Is $$\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{i^n}{n} $$ convergent? Im confused as to how to solve this question, I've been trying to use ratio test but that doesn't seem to be helping.
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convergence and nested logs

The problem is to test convergence for the series: $\sum^\infty_{n=3}1/(\ln n)^{\ln(\ln(n))}$ I tried manipulating the log term (by means of ...
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Divergence of $a_{n+1}=\sqrt{2a_n+3}$?

I am wondering what I am missing from my proof. I would like to show that the limit of the sequence $$a_{n+1}=\sqrt{2a_n+3},\,\, a_1=4,$$ goes to $\infty$, as $n \rightarrow \infty$. Is there ...
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Test for convergence for $\ln \frac{n^2}{n^2-1}$

I've tried to figure out if this converges using the comparison test, and the ratio test, but with no luck: $\sum^\infty_{n=2} \ln(n^2/(n^2-1))$. I'd appreciate any help
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Understanding a proof that bounded sequences in $\mathbb{R}^p$ has a convergent subsequence

I'm having trouble concerning the following proof that each bounded sequence in $\mathbb{R}^p$ has a convergent subsequence. We have already established that this is true in $\mathbb{R}$ and this is ...
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Applying the monotone convergence theorem

Recently learned about the monotone convergence theorem. I have the sequence: $x_n = \frac{1}{1^2} + \frac{1}{2^2} + \cdots + \frac{1}{n^2}$ I need help proving that it is increasing and bounded, ...
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$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\sin^{n}(\frac{x}{\sqrt{n}})}{\left(\frac{x}{\sqrt{n}} \right)^n} = e^{-\frac{x^2}{6}} $

I am wondering about a limit that wolframalpha got me and that you can find here wolframalpha It says that $$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\sin^{n}(\frac{x}{\sqrt{n}})}{\left(\frac{x}{\sqrt{n}} ...
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Convergence of a series with positive terms

Let $(a_n)_n$ be a strictly positive sequence . How to prove that the series $$ \sum\limits_{n = 1}^\infty {\frac{{a_n }}{{(a_1 + \cdots + a_n )^2 }}} $$ converges ? Any ideas ?
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integral over $\sin(x)/(x^p)$ from 0 to $\infty$ [on hold]

I have a question about the convergence of $\int^\infty_0 \frac{\sin(x)}{x^p} dx$ for $p\in\mathbb{R}$ what can I say for convergence of this function ?? I know that $\int^\infty_0 ...
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Functional row of complex variable [on hold]

I got a problem with convergence of this row (the first one)
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The converge of expectation value based on almost sure convergence

Here is the question: Let $\xi_n $ be a sequence of random variables on a probability space $(\Omega,\mathcal{F},P) $ such that $E \xi_n^2 \le c $ for some constant $c$. Assume that $\xi_n \to \xi ...
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Convergence in distribution of a serie

How could we prove that this serie converge in distribution to a centered gaussian variable ? $$ \frac{1}{\sqrt{n^3}} \sum_{i,j,k = 1}^{n} x_{i,j} x_{j,k} x_{k,i} $$ with for all $ i,j \in ...
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Is the following series converging $\sum_{n=2}\dfrac{1}{(\ln n)^{\ln n}}$ [duplicate]

Is the following series converging $\sum_{n=2}\dfrac{1}{(\ln n)^{\ln n}}$ I am not able to compare this with anything, can some show the way
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About the adjoint operator and weak operator topology.

Let $X,Y$ be Banach spaces. Let $\lbrace{S_n\rbrace}\subset\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$, and $T\in\mathcal{L}(X,Y)$, such that $S_n\xrightarrow[n\to\infty]{WOT}T$, that is: $$\langle ...
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Is the limit of a sequence of random variables unique?

If $Y$ and $Z$ are two distinct random variables with the same distribution (for example maybe $Y$ is constant equal to $1$ and $Z$ is equal to $1$ almost everywhere), then surely any sequence $X_n$ ...
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Convergence of $x_{n+1} = x_n + \dfrac{(\vert x_n \vert)^{1/2}}{n^2}$

Let $(x_n)$ be the sequence defined by $x_{n+1} = x_n + \dfrac{(\vert x_n \vert)^{1/2}}{n^2}$ for $n \geq 2$ and $x_1$ be any real number. Then I want to prove that $x_n$ is convergent. It is ...
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Convergent Sequences

Is the sequence $\{$cos$(\pi\sqrt{n^2+n})\}_{n=1}^\infty$ convergent? I guess it is divergent because cos function is oscillating. But not sure. I am stuck in doing justification too. Any ideas?
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Proving sequence convergence

I'm pretty confused...I understand bits and pieces but not how it all comes together...I would appreciate some help, either a written out example (you can make up one) and/or comments on how to fix my ...
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Prove $\sum \sqrt{a_n b_n}$ converges if $\sum a_n$ and $\sum b_n$ converge.

Help please! Prove $\sum \sqrt{a_n b_n}$ converges if $\sum a_n$ and $\sum b_n$ converge. I can prove that $\sum a_n b_n$ converges but couldn't for $\sum \sqrt{a_n b_n}$. Thank you.
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Prove from definition of convergence that (-2n+5)/(3n+1) is convergent.

Prove directly from the definition of convergence that (-2n+5)/(3n+1) is convergent. So I let epsilon>0; there exists N in the natural numbers such that n greater/equal to N implies that the ...
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subsequences and convergence for real analysis

Show there is a sequence $a_n$ such that for every real number x, there is a subsequence of $a_n$ converging to x. I have a hint that is to start with a bijection a:$\Bbb N$ $\to$ $\Bbb Q$.
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Squence of order statistic converges to median?

Suppose that $(X_1,...,X_N)$ be $N$ iid samples from uniform distribution. Let $X_{(n)}$ be $n$-th order statistic. It sounds natural that $X_{N/2}$ converges to the median, $1/2$. (interpret $N/2$ as ...
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When does $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{p(p+1)\cdots(p+n-1)}{n!n^q}$ converge/diverge?

When does $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{p(p+1)\cdots(p+n-1)}{n!n^q}$$ converge/diverge? Please note that $p$ may be negative. Thanks!
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Every sequence with $\lim x_n=c$, show that $f$ is continuous at $c$

Let $f:S\to \mathbb{R}$ be a function and $c \in S$, such that for every sequence ${x_n} \in S$ with $\lim x_n=c$, the sequence ${f(x_n)}$ converges. Show that $f$ is continuous at $c$.
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Cubic convergence of itearative method

thank you for your time at first! It's my homework, so I don't expect answer with result, only some hint. With given iteration method $$x_{n+1} = \frac{x_n(x_n^2 + 3U)}{3x_n^2 + U} $$ show cubic ...
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Convergence in distribution to a constant

Does Convergence is distribution to a constant mean $$ \lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}F_{n} (X) = a $$ and is that equivalent to writing $P(X<x) = 0$, if $x<a$ $P(X<x) = 1$, if $x\geq a$?
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Convergence of two nested sequences

For the two following sequences I want to find their limits: (1) The sequence $2$, $2\sqrt{2}$,$2\sqrt{2\sqrt{2}}$,... (2) $a_{n+1}$ = $\sqrt{1+a_n}$, $a_1 = 1$ For both sequences I want to show ...
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Sequence which converges pointwise but not uniformly?

it might be simple but I don't find a sequence $f_n: [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}, n \in \mathbb{N}$ that converges pointwise but not uniformly. First I thought it could be $f_n(x) = \frac{x}{n}$ but ...
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Limit of a sequence $\sqrt[n]{3} $

Using a definition of limit of a sequence and Bernoulli's inequality proof that limit of $\sqrt[n]{3} $ is 1. From the definition I know that ∀ε>0 ∃N∈ℕ ∀n>N |an-g|<ε and g=1. ...
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Convergence in distribution of the Sum Y/\sqrt{\lambda}

The question follows: ${[X_n]}_{n\geq1}$ is a sequence of independent rv's such that: $P(X_n=-1)=1/2$ $P(X_n=1)=1/2$ Let $N \in Po(\lambda)$ where N is independent of ${[X_n]}_{n\geq1}$. ...
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Does $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n (e-(1+\frac{1}{n})^n)$ converge absolutely, conditionally, or diverge?

I've been given the hint to use the binomial theorem and show that $e-\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n > \frac{1}{2n}$ for $n \geq 2$. So I've written \begin{align*} e-\left(1+\frac{1}{n}\right)^n = e ...
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Taylor polynomial converging pointwise but not uniformly?

Many standard examples of Taylor series $(\exp(x), \sin(x), \cos(x))$ converge uniformly, others don't converge to its original function at all, e.g. $\exp(-x^{-2})$. I couldn't think of any smooth ...
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If $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n x^n$ is convergent for $x=-3$ [on hold]

Is the following True or False: If $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n x^n$ is convergent for $x=-3 \implies:$ a) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n 2^n$ converges. b) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n 3^n$ converges. EDIT: I found ...
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recurrence of a dynamical system on a compact space

I have a question to an exercise which was already posted (but I'm not allowed to comment it). ...
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Prove $(x_n)$ does not converge to real number $x$ using definition

$x_n$ = $(-1)^n(1-{1\over n})$ Prove: If $x$ ∈ $\Bbb{R}$ is any real number, then ($x_n$) does not converge to $x$. This has to be proved using the negation of the definition i.e. ...
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Strenuous, arduous, laborious, onerous sum $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac1n{\sum\limits_{k=1}^n \frac1k}\right)^3$

$$\sum \limits_{n=1}^\infty \left(\frac1n{\sum \limits_{k=1}^n \frac1k}\right)^3$$ I want to see what this converges to. Obviously it converges on inspection. Any suggestions on methods to use?
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Prove (xn) does not converge to real number x [on hold]

$x_n$ = $(-1)^n(1-{1\over n})$ Prove: If $x$ ∈ $\Bbb{R}$ is any real number, then ($x_n$) does not converge to $x$. This has to be proved using the negation of the definition i.e. ...
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How is the interchange of the limit and the maximum valid at this point in Erwin Kreyszig?

In 1.5-5 in Erwin Kreyszig's INTRODUCTORY FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS WITH APPLICATIONS, the author shows completeness of the space $C[a,b]$ of all (real- or complex-valued) functions defined and continuous ...
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Writing solution to an arbitrary ODE with arbitrary initial values as the sum of a power series?

Let $f(t), g(t)$ be polynomials, and let $y$ be a function of $t$. Given the ODE $y'' + f(t) y' + g(t) y = 0$ with initial conditions $y(0) = \alpha$ and $y'(0) = \beta$, write $y$ as the sum of a ...
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Convergence to zero

I need to prove that if $n \rightarrow \infty$ then this sum converges to zero. $$ \sum_{k = [\frac{n}{2}]}^n {n \choose k} Q^k \cdot \left( 1-Q \right)^{n-k} $$ In this case $Q$ is constant ...
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Does $\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty} (a_{k+1} - a_k)^2 <\infty$ imply $\frac{1}{n^2} \sum\limits_{k=1}^n a_k^2 \to 0$?

I'm currently working on some problem regarding Dirichlet forms and, as the title states, I'm trying to figure out if $$\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty} (a_{k+1} - a_k)^2 <\infty \Rightarrow ...
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Does $\int_0^{\infty}\frac{x\hspace{1mm}dx}{x^3+1}$ converge? [closed]

Does $\int_0^{\infty}\dfrac{x\hspace{1mm}dx}{x^3+1}$ converge? Can some explain how to approach this problem? All ideas are appreciated
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trouble solving this sequence problem

I'm having some trouble solving this problem about sequences: a(n): a(1) = 2; a(n+1) = (a(n) + 1)/2, n belongs to N(natural numbers) 1)Prove that this sequence is monotonically decreasing 2)Prove ...
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Limit of $(1-2^{-x})^x$

I am observing that $(1-2^{-x})^x \to 1$ as $x \to \infty$, but am having trouble proving this. Why does the $-x$ "beat" the $x$? I thought of maybe considering that $$1-(1-2^{-n})^n = ...