Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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Prove that the series $\sum_{k=0}^\infty (-1)^k\ \left(\sqrt{k+1}-\sqrt{k}\right)$ converges but not absolutely.

I have to prove that the following series converges but not absolutely: $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty (-1)^k\ \left(\sqrt{k+1}-\sqrt{k}\right)$$ I have used the Leibniz test (alternating series test) to prove ...
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How to prove an inifnite sum

How can I prove that $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(-2)^n}{n!}=e^{-2}$$ I do know that $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{x^n}{n!}=e^{x}=\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}(1+\frac{x}{n})^n$$ But I never had a real ...
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$X$ sequentally Compact implies that $X$ is complete

I was reading through Roydens book and there is one part that I don't understand. Here is the proof. Suppose $X$ is sequentially compact metric space, then $$X \text{ is sequentally compact}:= ...
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Absolute Convergence of Infinite Weierstrass Product

I am really stuck on something. I need to show the following: Let $U$ be a domain in $\mathbb{C}$. If $f_n: U \to \mathbb{D}$ are analytic functions satisfying that $\sum |f_n - 1|$ converges ...
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How do I decide which convergence criterium to use and what to do if they don't work?

Take $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty (-1)^nn^{1/n} $$ I just blindly tried (Ratio test) $$ \limsup_{k\to\infty} \left|\frac{a_{k+1}}{a_k}\right| $$ and (Root test) $$ \limsup_{k\to\infty} \sqrt[k]{|a_k|} $$ ...
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Check if this is the example of $x$ as a limit point of $C$ but ($x_t$) does not converge to $x$.

Let ($x_t$) be a sequence in a metric space, and let $C$ be the range of ($x_t$). I want to give an example in which $x$ is a limit point of $C$ but ($x_t$) does not converge to $x$. Here's my ...
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Square wave in the limit of infinite frequency

What is the new function obtained when one takes the limit of the square wave function when the frequency is taken to infinity? Does it depend on how the function is written down (e.g. defined as ...
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Uniform convergence with two limits

I'm doing a question investigating uniform convergence of a function and I need something cleared up if possible. $f_n(x) = \frac{x^n}{1+x^n}$ on the interval $[0,1]$. Now, pointwise, this turns ...
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Can you get a closed-form for $\prod_{p\text{ prime}}\left(\frac{p+1}{p-1}\right)^{\frac{1}{p}}$?

When I use the Taylor expansion series for $$\log(1+x)^{1+x}+\log(1-x)^{1-x}$$ with $x=\frac{1}{p}$, $p$ prime, I believe that I can deduce $$\sum_{p\text{ ...
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Series converges point-wise [on hold]

$$f_{n}=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty }\frac{x^{4}}{(1+x^{4})^{n}}$$ Show that it converges point-wise on $\mathbb{R}$, but not uniformly on $\mathbb{R}$. My attempt: I think, we should use Weierstrass's M ...
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Domain of $\lim_{n\to\infty}|(n+1)x| < 1$

In the process of doing the ratio test (for testing convergence of a function), I have the following issue. I am trying to find the convergence domain of $x$ in the following function: $$ ...
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Show the convergence of a sequence using a convergent sequence in a metric space

Let $X$ a metric space with metric $d$ and let $P \subset X$ not empty. Let $f :X \to \mathbb{R}$ a function and define $f(x) = \inf\{d(x,y): y \in P\}$. Let $(x_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ a convergent ...
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Bounded, monotone, convergent [on hold]

Study if the sequence $X_n$ is bounded, monotone and convergent. If the sequence is convergent, find also its limit. $X_1 \in (0, 1), X_{n+1}=2X_n +13,n \in N$
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convergence of $f(x+y)$ to $f(x)$ for $y >$ to $0$ in $L^1$.

I have to show the following: for $f \in L^1(S^1)$ Show that the map $f(x) \to f_y = f(x+y)$ is continuous in the distance of $L^1(S^1)$. i.e. $\lim_{y \to 0} ||f_y-f||_1 = 0$ I am supposed to use ...
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For a series, can you always find a subseries whose sum is smaller in magnitude?

Let's say you got a series $a_n$, such that $\sum^\infty_{n=0}a_n=L>0$. For any $0 \lt K \le L$, can you always find a subsequence $b_n$ of $a_n$, such that $\sum^\infty_{n=0}b_n=K$? If not always, ...
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Showing that $\displaystyle\underset{n\rightarrow \infty}{\lim}\int_0^1 f_n = \int_0^1\underset{n\rightarrow \infty}{\lim} f_n$

How to solve the following task: Show that if $f_n$ is a sequence of uniformly converging mappings $f_n \in C[0,1]$, where $C[0,1]=\{f:[0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R} \;\mid\; f\; ...
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use L1-convergence to show integral convergence

Let $f\in L^1([0,1])$, $g_n$ a sequence of continuous functions that converges in $L^1$ to some $g\in L^1([0,1])$. Now my question is: Does $\int_0^1 f(t)e^{g_n(t)} dt$ converge to $\int_0^1 ...
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Non-linear simultaneous recurrence system

Given a non-linear, non homogeneous, discrete time recurrence system: $a_i^t = f_i(a_1^{(t-1)},a_2^{(t-1)},\ldots,a_k^{(t-1)},C_1)$, for all $i\in [k]$ where $C_1,\ldots,C_k$ are constants and each ...
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Is this operator a distribution?

Is this operator: $$T: \mathcal{C}^{\infty}_0 \ni \varphi \to \lim_{x \to \infty} x^2 e^{-x} \varphi'(x) \in \mathbb{R}$$ a distribution (generalized function)? I need to check two things: whether ...
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Testing convergence of a sum with two improper integral in it

For wich $\alpha$ does the series converge?$$\sum_{n=3}^{\infty}\sin{\{2\pi n^2 + [\int_{(\ln n)^\alpha}^\infty arctan(t)*(\sin {1/t})^3 dt]*[\int_{\ln n}^\infty \frac{arctan(t^2)}{e^t +2}dt]\}}$$ i ...
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Find the radius of convergence and interval of convergence of the series

Find the radius of convergence and interval of convergence of the series: $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n^n x^{n^4}$ I'm really lost as to how to approach this problem. The other power-series problems were ...
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Norm convergence of a net of operators

Let $T$ be a positive operator in B(H). For every $\epsilon >0$, define $T_{\epsilon}:=(T+\epsilon I)^{-\frac{1}{2}}$. This makes sense since the spectrum of $T$ lies in $[\epsilon,\infty)$. Let ...
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Region of Convergence

I know to find the Region of Convergence you find the poles of the denominator, but I'm unsure what to do for the case where there is no denominator (for a and d) and what to do if the poles are ...
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Is $X_{k+1}=\frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^N \Pi_{X_{k}^{1/2}v_i}$ globally convergent?

Let $X_0=X_0^\top\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a symmetric positive definite matrix, let $v_i\in\mathbb{R}^n$, $i=1,\dots, n$, be a set of $n$-dimensional real vectors and pick an integer $N>0$. I ...
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Does this conjecture in 1-d real analysis seem reasonable

Hello I am currently trying to prove a result and I have basically whittled it down to showing the following is true. Let $I\subset\mathbb{R}$ be an interval and fix $\alpha>1$ real number. Fix ...
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An example in Cantor's intersection theorem if the hypothesis $\text{diam}(D_n)\to0$ as $n\to\infty$ is omitted

Cantor's intersection Theorem: If $(D_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ is a sequence of nonempty closed sets in a complete metric space $(X,d)$ such that $D_{n+1}\subset D_n$ for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and ...
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Does $\mathbb{P}$-a.s. convergence preserve independence?

Let $\mathcal F$ be a $\sigma$-algebra and $X_n$ RV s.t. $X_n$ is independent of $\mathcal F$ for all $n$. Also let $X_n \to X$ $\mathbb{P}-$a.s.. Is $X$ independent of $\mathcal F$ now too?
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$\lim\limits_{K\to\infty} [n,K]$.

I've seen the following notation sometimes $$\lim\limits_{K\to\infty} [n,K]$$ And some people claim this is equal to $[n,\infty)$. They say, well $K$ keeps getting larger so for whatever $x\ge n$, we ...
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Prove $a_t \rightarrow x$ using the Betweenness Property

Prove that for any $x \in \Bbb R$ there is a strictly increasing sequence ($a_t$) in $\Bbb Q$ such that ($a_t$) converges to $x$, (i.e. $a_t \rightarrow x$) I want to prove this using the Betweenness ...
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Determine for what values $z \in \mathbb{C}$, $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} \frac{z^n}{n^2}$ is convergent.

I am not sure where to start on this one. I know that $z^n$ can be written as $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{1}{1-z}$. But I do not know how to proceed.
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Convergence of Sum of Random variable to another - Cantor function

Let $(X_{n})_{n\geq1}$ be i.i.d. Ber$\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$. I want to show that $$\sum_{{n\geq1}}\frac{2X_{n}}{3^{n}}$$ converges almost surely to a random variable $X$, without saying that this ...
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A closed form for the following Series

I was computing some calculations, when I got stuck about a possible closed form for this series: $$S = \sum_{k = 2}^{N}\ \frac{k!}{k^k - k!}$$ I proved by hands that it's absolutely convergent by ...
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Alternative version of definition of convergence

Knowing the definition of convergence of a sequence in $\Bbb R$: ($x_n$) converges to x iff $\forall \epsilon \gt 0$ $\exists N$ such that for every $n\gt N$, $d(x_n,x)\lt \epsilon$. Consider a new ...
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Variation of the Kempner series

It is easy to argue that the Kempner series converges: $$ \sum\limits_{\substack{n \text{ : 9 is}\\\text{ not a digit of } n}} \frac{1}{n} < \infty$$ Let $E \subset \Bbb N_{>0}$ the subset ...
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Weak convergence in Banach space

If $X$ is a Banach space, $X'$ its dual and $x,x_n\in X$ and $x',x_n'\in X'$, then the following implication holds: $x_n\to_w x$ (weak convergence) and $x_n'\to x'$ in $X'$ $\implies$ ...
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Find the range of $x$ for which the sequence $\dfrac{n!} {k!(n-k)!}x^n $ converges to $0$ for a stabilised $k\in\mathbb{N}$

I'm studying in preparation for a Mathematical Analysis I examination and I'm solving past exam exercises. If it's any indicator of difficulty, the exercise is Exercise 1 of 4, part $c$ and graded for ...
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Uniform continuity of this function

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\to \mathbb{R}$ be a continuous function. We assume that $f$ satisfies the following property: For every sequence of real numbers $(x_n)_n$, there exist a subsequence $(x_{\phi ...
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Can you define a Cauchy product from this identity?

I can write vague expessions for $\zeta(3)$, the Apéry's constant, for example when I multipliy by $\frac{1}{n^4}$ the recursion relation (2) in page 2 here, and after I take the sum ...
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Arc length of a sequence of semicircles.

Let $\gamma_1$ be the semicircle above the x axis joining $-1$ and $1$. Now divide this interval into $[-1,0]$ and $[0,1]$, and trace a semicircle joining $-1,0$ above the $x$-axis and another one ...
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Convergent sequences out of bounded sequences

Let us consider a bounded sequence $\{a_n\}$ . Now as it is a bounded sequence it must contain a convergent sub-sequence, $\{b_n\}$. Now let us filter out $\{b_n\}$ out of $\{a_n\}$. As such we are ...
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Series of functions converge uniformly but sequence of functions does not

Given $a>1$ and $$f_{n}(x)=\frac{1}{1+n^{a}x^{4}}$$ I'm asked to show that for any $\delta >0$, the series of functions $\sum f_{n}(x) $ converges uniformly for $\{x \in \mathbb{R} | |x| \geq ...
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Joint convergence of stochastic processes

Suppose I have processes $X_n(t)\overset{d}{\longrightarrow} X(t)$, and $Y_n(t)\overset{p}{\longrightarrow} ct$ for some constant $c$. Then, can I conclude like in Slutsky's theorem that ...
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A sequence of functions converges in $C[0,1]$ iff it is Cauchy? Is it pointwise or uniform convergence?

In my notes, there is this theorem: A sequence in $R^n$ converges (to a limit in $R^n$) iff it is Cauchy. I understand that this theorem applies to all complete metric spaces, not just to $R^n$. ...
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Suppose $X_n \to_{p} X$, if $\limsup_n E|X_n|^r \leq E|X|^r$, how can I show that $X_n \to_r X$?

If I have that $X_n \to_p X$ (convergence in probability), and if $\limsup_n E|X_n|^r \leq E|X|^r$ for all $r \geq 1$, how can I show that $X_n \to_r X$ (this means $L^{r}$ convergence)? My goal is to ...
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Prove if $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^ \infty a_n$ converges, {$b_n$} is bounded & monotone, then $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^ \infty a_nb_n$ converges.

Prove that if $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^ \infty a_n$ converges, and {$b_n$} is bounded and monotone, then $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^ \infty a_nb_n$ converges. No, $a_n, b_n$ are not necessarily ...
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Prove the existence of limit of certain sequences.

Problem: Let $0<a_1<b_1$ and $$a_{n+1}=\sqrt{a_n\cdot b_n},b_{n+1}=\frac{a_n+b_n}{2}.$$ Prove that $\{a_n\}$ and $\{b_n\}$ converge to some limit. Attempt: By induction and AM-GM, I can show ...
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If $u \in W^{1,p}(I) \bigcap C_c(I)$ then $u \in W_{0}^{1,p}(I) $ where $ W^{1,p}(I)$ is the Sobolev Space

I want to show the following statement: If $u \in W^{1,p}(I) \cap C_c(I)$ then $u \in W_{0}^{1,p}(I) $. $W^{1,p}(I) $ is the Sobolev Space, i.e. the space consisting of the functions that are ...
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In the definition of a limit, why do we care about all $\epsilon > 0$?

Definition of $\lim_{x \to a} f(x) = L$: $\forall \epsilon > 0, \exists \delta > 0 s.t. |f(x) - L| < \epsilon$ $ if \ 0 < |x-a| < \delta$ Question: Why can't we weaken the ...
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Convergence of the sequence $z_1=\frac{3}{2}$ with $z_{n+1}=\sqrt{3z_n-2}$

Prove the convergence of the sequence $(z_n)$ such that : $$ z_1=\frac{3}{2}$$ $$z_{n}=\sqrt{3z_{n-1}-2}$$ for every $ n \geq 2$. Calculate also the limit. I have applied induction: $$\frac{3}{2} ...
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$\lim_{n \to \infty }\int_{0}^{n}\frac{n \cdot e^{\frac{x}{n}}}{x^4+n^2}dx=$?

$$\lim_{n \to \infty }\int_{0}^{n}\frac{n \cdot e^{\frac{x}{n}}}{x^4+n^2}dx=?$$ I am allowed to used all the classical techniques of calculus, and this was a question from measure theory when we were ...