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Decide whether the following series converges $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\dfrac{(\ln n)^2}{n^{3/2}}$

Looking for a neat and smart way to solve this. I am having a tough time with this
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How to show that $\delta_{x_n}\xrightarrow{w}\delta_{x} \iff x_n \to x$

Let $x_n$ be a sequence of reals. Show that $$\delta_{x_n}\xrightarrow{w}\delta_{x} \iff x_n \to x$$ Since the weak convergence is equivalent to pointwise convergence of characteristic functions ...
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Judge the convergence of $\sum_{n=0}^\infty 1/\sqrt{n}$

How to judge the convergence of the sequence? $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}$$ Context I know two methods to judge whether a series converes: one is to calculate $\lim \frac{u_{n+1}}{u_{n}}$, ...
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Sequence Convergence using bounding sequences

Consider the sequence $(a_n)$ with $a_n = F_{n+1}/F_n$ for $n \in \Bbb N$, where $F_n$ are the Fibonacci numbers. Show that this sequence converges to $\phi =(\sqrt{5}+1)/2$. Can someone help ...
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Showing that two infinite series converge to the same value

I was preparing for my exam and came across this problem. Show that The series on the left hand side is the power series of $\ln(1+x)$ evaluated at $x=1$. This is what i've done so far. From ...
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Summing various rearrangements of $1-\frac12+\frac13-\frac14+\cdots$

Show that the series $1-\frac12+\frac13-\frac14+\ldots$ converges to $\log2$ but the rearranged series: ...
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Convergence of series $\sum$$u_n$= $\sum$$\frac{n! x^n}{(n+1)^n}$

My series is $$1+\frac{x}{2}+\frac{2! x^2}{3^2}+\frac{3!x^3}{4^3}+\ldots$$ My approach: $$u_n= \frac{n! x^n}{(n+1)^n}$$ So, $$u_{n+1}= \frac{(n+1)! x^{n+1}}{(n+2)^{n+1}}$$ So, ...
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Test for convergence of the series.

$$\frac{1}{1 \cdot 3}\ + \frac{2}{3 \cdot 5}\ + \frac{3}{5 \cdot 7}\ + \cdots$$ What is the $nth$ term here and what test should I use?
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Determining if series converges or diverges

The Series is For this series the ratio test is inconclusive. I have rewritten the series as Currently i am approaching the problem using limit test. I couldn't progress from this point. Any ...
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Is this positive term series convergent?

My series is: $\frac{1}{1+2^{-1}}\ +\frac{1}{1+2^{-2}}\ +\ldots$ I see my $nth$ term is $\frac{1}{1+2^{-n}}$ How do I test for its convergence?
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Test for convergence of positive term series

$$\frac{2}{1^p}\ + \frac{3}{2^p}\ + \frac{4}{3^p}\ +\ldots\,.$$ I can see that the $nth$ term is $\frac{n+1}{n^p}$ How do I test for its convergence?
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Convergence of averaged sine function

I have stumbled upon those two problems which I got a little stuck on that is show convergence or divergence for the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty}\frac{\cos(n)}{n}$$ and ...
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1answer
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How to show the convergence of this infinite series: $\frac{x}{1+x}- \frac{x^2}{1+x^2}+ \frac{x^3}{1+x^3}\dots$

My series is $$ \frac{x}{1+x}-\frac{x^2}{1+x^2}+ \frac{x^3}{1+x^3}-..... $$ Given: $0<x<1$ I see that my nth term is $(-1)^{n+1} (\frac{x^n}{1+x^n})$ My approach was to use Dirichlet's test. ...
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Prove that the series is convergent: 1- (1+1/3)/2 + (1+1/3+1/5)/3-…

I can see that this is an alternating series with the $n$-th term $$(-1)^{n+1}\frac{1+\frac13+\frac15+\cdots+ \frac{1}{2n-1}}{n}.$$ What test can I apply to show that it converges? Also, it ...
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Find the sum $\left(\frac12+\frac14-\frac23\right)+\left(\frac15+\frac17-\frac26\right)+\left(\frac18+\frac{1}{10}-\frac29\right)+\cdots\infty$

How do I find the sum of the following infinite series: $$\left(\frac12+\frac14-\frac23\right)+\left(\frac15+\frac17-\frac26\right)+\left(\frac18+\frac{1}{10}-\frac29\right)+\cdots\infty$$ The series ...
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Prove convergence of geometric sequence without Bernoulli's inequality?

Is there an elegant way of proving the convergence of $|q|^n$ for $|q| < 1$ or the divergence of $|q|^n$ for $|q| > 1$ that does not use $(1+x)^n \geq 1+nx$ for $x \in [-1; \infty)$, $n\in ...
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1answer
53 views

Convergence of sequences such as $ B(n)=1/\sqrt{n^2+1}+\dots+ n/\sqrt{n^2+n}$

Examine the following arithmetic sequences if they converge or do not.The first one is $$ B(n)=1/\sqrt{n^2+1}+\dots+ n/\sqrt{n^2+n}$$ and the second $$C(n)=n/(n^2+1)+\dots+n/(n^2+n)$$ It was on our ...
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How do I prove convergence of this recursive sequence, what's the limit? [closed]

I have this sequence: $c_n = c_{n-1} + \frac{0.01}{n}, \ \ c_1 = 0.01$ How do I prove the convergence of this, and what is the limit? EDIT: I was trying to solve the problem of a snail crawling on ...
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Two questions about convergence in measure

I am currently studying for my analysis comprehensive exam and have a few questions about convergence in measure. First of all I know that for a sequence $\{f_n\} \in L^p(E)$, $1 \le p < \infty$, ...
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Convergence of $\sum_{a\in \mathbb{N}^n} \left( \sum_{i=1}^n a_i^2\right)^{-\alpha}$

For which $\alpha$ (depending on $n$) does $$\sum_{a\in \mathbb{N}^n} \left( \sum_{i=1}^n a_i^2\right)^{-\alpha}$$ converge? Examples: For $n=1$ the series turns out to be $$\sum_{i=1}^\infty ...
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Analysis Arithmetic series .Verify which of the following sequences converge.

Verify which of the following sequences converge.$$1.A(n)=\sum_{n=1,n=+00}(1/(n^{1+1/n})$$ $$2. B(n)=(1/\sqrt{n^2+1})+.......n/\sqrt{n^2+n}$$ $$3.C(n)=(n+cos(n^2))/(n+sin(n)) $$ .For the 3th one ...
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1answer
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Convergence of the series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1+n!}{(1+n)!}$ [closed]

I need to find out whether this series converges or diverges. $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1+n!}{(1+n)!}$ Can someone help how to solve it?
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Convergence test of certain series

I need to find out whether this sequence converges or diverges using limit comparison test. $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac{\sqrt{n+2}-\sqrt{n-2}}{\sqrt n}$ I've tried it with the use of sequence ...
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Prove that the series $\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}X_n$ converges almost surely

I'm trying to solve the following Problem: Let $(X_n)_{n\ge 1}$ be a sequence of real valued random variables defined on some probability space $(\Omega, \mathcal{A},P)$. Assume that there ...
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Convergence of Series of Complex Numbers with Decreasing Modulo (non-zero imaginary part)

Let $(a_n)_{n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a decreasing sequence of positive real numbers tending to zero. Show that for $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$, $\theta$ not a multiple of $2\pi$, the series $\sum_{n\geq1} ...
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Question about prove of Absolute Convergence Test?

I'm self-studying from the book Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott and I have a question about the proof of the Absolute Convergence Test (theorem 2.7.6 on page 65). The author states that ...
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Convergence of infinite series of complex numbers [duplicate]

This has been bugging me for some months since our lecturer, a fields medalist, mentioned that he couldn't solve it when he was our age, yet had had two students submit solutions to it (during our ...
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Sequence Interval of convergence

I could someone help me with the following sequence of functions of which I attempted to find the interval of convergence, but I couldn't get it to match with the solution I get from WolframAlpha ...
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Find the values of $p$ for which the given sequence converges in $l^p$ norm or weakly

We consider $E_p=(c_{00}, ||\cdot||_{p})$ (where $c_{00}$ are the sequences that are zero except in a finite number of values and $1\leq p \leq \infty$) and the sequence:$$(x_n)_{n\in ...
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Convergence of general Taylor series

For any $a,h \in \mathbb{R}$, how can we see the series, $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \dfrac{f^{(k)}(a)}{k!} h^k$ converges to $f(a+h)$?
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If a recursive sequence converges, must its inverse be divergent?

Suppose I have a recursive sequence $\displaystyle a_{n+1} = \frac{a_{n}}{2}$. Clearly, the sequence converges towards zero. Now, suppose I define an "inverse" sequence $\displaystyle b_{n+1} = ...
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How to prove or disprove the convergence of the series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n\cdot a_{n}}{n}$?

Question: Assume that $a_{n}\in\mathbb R$, and let the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_{n}$$ be convergent I would like to prove or disprove the convergence of ...
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Prove that if an infinite series converges, then the associative property holds

I'm self-studying from the book Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott and have no idea how to do exercise 2.5.2 on page 57. The exercise is as follows: Prove that if an infinite series converges, ...
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Does it converges? $ \sum \frac{\sqrt{n}\ln(n)}{n^2+1} $

As I checked on Wolfram Alpha I know that $$ \sum \frac{\sqrt{n}\ln(n)}{n^2+1} $$ Converges. But have tried many tests to show that, without success. I tried ratio/root (inconclusive). Cauchy test ...
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1answer
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$\lim_{x\rightarrow {0}^{+}}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{(-1)}^{n-1}\frac{1}{n!{x}^{n}}=?$

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow {0}^{+}}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{(-1)}^{n-1}\frac{1}{n!{x}^{n}}=?$$ I found this question during my study. In my opinion ,it is not difficult to solve ,but it is interesting. So I ...
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Is the series $\sum _{n=1}^{\infty } (-1)^n / {n^2}$ convergent or absolutely convergent?

Is this series convergent or absolutely convergent? $$\sum _{n=1}^{\infty }\:(-1)^n \frac {1} {n^2}$$ Attempt: I got this using Ratio Test: $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \frac{n^2}{(n+1)^2}$$
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1answer
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$\Delta^kn^\alpha$ converges monotonically to zero when $\alpha<k$

I am trying to prove that the $k$-th finite difference of the series $n^\alpha$ converges to zero monotonically as $n\to\infty$ when $\alpha<k$. The differential analogue is ...
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1answer
183 views

How to find a series for comparison with $\sum 1/\sqrt{n(n+1)}$?

The series $$\sum_{n=1}^{+\infty} \frac{1}{\sqrt{n(n+1)}}$$ I have tried ratio and integral both lead me to inconclusive, so probably it's by comparisson but I can't find What to compare.
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$\lim \sqrt[n]{a^n + b^n}$

I've seen some answers here for why this limit is the maximum between $a$ and $b$, but all of then included the hypotesis that $a$ and $b$ are both non negative. It was asked to show that this limix ...
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Convergence for all $\theta$ of a sum with periodic function

How can I show that: $$ \sum_{n \geq 1} \dfrac{\sin(n\theta)}{n} $$ converges for all $\theta \in \mathbb{R}$?
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convergence of sin functions absolutely for all x in $\mathbb R$ [closed]

How do I show that $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}2^n \sin(x/3^n)$ converges absolutely for all $x \in \mathbb{R}\;$?
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Radius of convergence of power series which has factorial term

I am trying to find radius of convergence of the following power series: $\sum_{n\geq 1} n^n z^{n!}$ I tried ratio test but it became complicated, I have never seen such radius of convergence problem ...
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Divergence of a recursive sequence

If $(x_n)$ isthe sequence defined by $x_1=\frac{1}{2}$ and $x_{n+1}=\sqrt{x_n^2 +x_n +1}$, show that $\lim x_n = \infty$ Ive tried a couple of things but none of them helped. Ive tried to suppose, by ...
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1answer
28 views

Sequence of sets $f_n$ that converge almost everywhere to $f$ but not almost uniformly to $f$?

I've been trying to think of a simple example of a sequence of sets $f_n$ that converge almost everywhere to $f$ but not almost uniformly to $f$. Suppose $f$ is the zero function for the sake of ...
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How to use the Comparison Test to investigate the convergence of $\sum (\ln n)/n^\alpha$?

Let $$\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\ln n}{n^\alpha}, \alpha\in\Bbb{R}$$ I need to investigate the convergence of this series. I've read that since the series is positive for all $n$ then it ...
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Verifaction of convergence/divergence exercise

I have the following assignment in my textbok: Series $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}c_{n}3^n$ is convergent. Based on that can we conclude that the following series coverge: a) $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}c_{n}2^n$ ...
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1answer
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Sequence in $\mathbb R^2$ converges if and only if it is Cauchy

How to prove that a sequence $(x_n)$ in $\mathbb R^2$ converges if and only if it is Cauchy? I've proven that the triangle inequality holds for the euclidean norm of vectors.
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Find the first 5 coefficients of the series $\frac{6x}{x+9} = \sum_{n=0}^\infty C_n x^n$

I rewrote the equation series as $$ \frac69 \sum_{n=0}^\infty \left(\frac{-1}{9}\right)^n x^{n+1} $$ And therefore have coefficients of $C_0 = 6/9, C_1 = \left( 6/9 \right) ...
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What does this infinite sum converge to?: $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^k} = \dfrac{1}{1^k} + \dfrac{1}{2^k} + \dfrac{1}{3^k} + …$

$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n^k} = \dfrac{1}{1^k} + \dfrac{1}{2^k} + \dfrac{1}{3^k} + \dfrac{1}{4^k} + \dfrac{1}{5^k} + ...$$ I've found that: when $k=1$, it diverge to infinity when $k=2$, it ...
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Convergence of tetration sequence.

This question arose from here. I am interested to find a nice proof about the convergence of $${^n}a=\underbrace{a^{a^{\ .^{\ .^{\ .^a}}}}}_{n\ \text{times}}.$$ I find with google a necessary and ...