Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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Convergence of sequences of sets

Assume we have the indicator function $$I(x) \triangleq \begin{cases} 1, & \quad x \geq 0 \\ 0, & \quad x < 0 \end{cases}$$ and the sequence of its approximation functions $\{ I_{\nu}(x) ...
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Interchange of finite sum with convergence sequences.

Hi everyone I'm wondering if the following proof is correct (to be honest at the beginning I have some troubles to understand what the sequences of the sums of convergent sequences has to be, but I ...
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convergence of series implies convergence of coefficients

Is it true that $$\sum_{i=0}^\infty a_{i_n} y^i \rightarrow \sum_{i=0}^\infty a_{i} y^i \quad \forall y \in [0,1]$$ implies $$a_{i_n} \to_{n \to \infty} a_{i} \quad \forall i$$ where $0 \leq ...
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derivative of limit function vs limit of derivatives

Suppose that we have a sequence of differentiable functions $f_n:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ such that $f_n$ converges to some function $f$. Then it is not necessary that the sequence of ...
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How general is the convergence of the exponential function's power series?

Let $\mathbf{V}$ be a Fréchet space whose underlying set is $V$. Let $\;\; \beta \: : \: V\times V \: \to \: V \;\;$ be a continuous bilinear map that has an identity element and is ...
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maximum renewal rate of a Markov chain

Consider a Markov chain $(X_t)$ on a state-space with a countably generated $\sigma$-algebra and assume this Markov chain allows for small sets of order one. This means there exist sets $\mathfrak{S}$ ...
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sequence convergence

Assume all terms $a(n) >0$ , $\sqrt{a(1)}\geqslant 1 +\sqrt{a(0)}$, and $$\left|\dfrac{a(n+1)}{a(n)}-\dfrac{a(n)}{a(n-1)}\right|\leqslant \dfrac{1}{a(n)} $$ for all $n>0$. Prove that ...
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Cluster point of $a_{n}:=n+(-1)^{n}n$

I am trying to find the cluster point of the sequence $a_{n}:=n+(-1)^nn$. Can you please check my solution? The subsequence diverges for increasing even $n$ since $2n$ grows infinitely. The ...
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Infinite product convergence

Reading some notes I have taken during class, I am unable to see the connection between these lines: $g(z)=\prod_{k\geqslant 0}(2z\lambda_k + 1)$, where $\lambda_k=4/((2k+1)^2 \pi^2)$ And The zeroes ...
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Cauchy criterion

We know that the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \dfrac{1}{n(n+1)}$ coverge to 1. I want use Cauchy criterion to show the series converges as an exercise. Is the following proof correct? Given $\epsilon ...
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The existence of the limit $\lim_{n\to\infty} S_{i_n}\circ…\circ S_{i_1}(x)=x_0$ for some $i_1, i_2,…\leq N$

Let $(X,\rho)$ be a Polish space. We are given continuous functions $S_i: X\rightarrow X$ ($i=1,...,N$) and a constant $0<r<1$. We assume the following: For each $x,y \in X$ there exists ...
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Convergence of sequence in $C^{k, \alpha}$ composed with $C^\infty$ function

Is it true that if a sequence $u_n \to u$ in $C^{k, \alpha}$ norm, and if you have a function $f \in C^\infty$, then $f(u_n) \to f(u)$ in $C^{k, \alpha}$? I think so, since this is true for ordinary ...
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Uniform convergence of analytic functions

Let $f_{n}(z), g(z)$ be entire functions, for all $n\geq 1$. Suppose that $g(x)$ doesn't vanish on $\mathbb H\cup\mathbb R$ (so we have $\frac{f_{n}(z)}{g(z)}$ analytic on $\mathbb H\cup\mathbb R$). ...
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Another Question based on Abel's theorem of multiplication of series

I am trying to show that the $qth$ power of the series $$a_{1}\sin \theta +a_{2}\sin 2\theta +\ldots +a_{n}\sin n\theta +...$$ is convergent whenever $q(1-r)<1$, r being the greatest number ...
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How to prove that $\lim_{\lambda \rightarrow 0} f*h_\lambda (x)=f(x) $ a.e.

Assume that $h_\lambda(x)=\frac{1}{\pi} \frac{\lambda}{\lambda^2+x^2}$, for $\lambda>0$, $x \in \mathbb{R}$. I know that if $f\in L^p$ then $\lim_{\lambda \rightarrow 0} \|f*h_\lambda -f\|_p =0$, ...
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Uniform convergence of measures

Let $A\subset[0,1]^n\subset\mathbb{R}^n$ be a closed semi-algebraic set. Let $f_k: [0,1]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$, $f_k(x_i)=\mu^{n-1}(A_{|_{x_i}}+B^{n-1}_{1/k})$ where $A_{|_{x_i}}=A\cap H^i_{x_i}$ ...
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Convergence of marginal distribution in the case of convergence in distribution

Suppose a random variable $Z_n=(X_n,Y_n)$ takes a value on $A= [0,1] \times B=[0,1]$. We can consider a conditional distribution of $Y_n$ given the realized value of $X_n$. Now suppose $Z_n$ converges ...
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Uniform convergence of a series

This problem came from the Krantz text ($2^{nd}$ ed. ch. 9, prob. 17): Prove that the series $\displaystyle\sum_{j=1}^{\infty }{\frac{\sin{(jx)}}{j}}$ converges uniformly on compact intervals that do ...
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limiting distribution of a function of joint normals

Let $Z_n=(X_{1,n},X_{2,n})\sim N(\mu,\Sigma_n)$ where $\mu=(0,0)'$ and $$\Sigma_n=\begin{bmatrix}a^2+\frac1n & ab \\ab & b^2+\frac1n\end{bmatrix}$$ Then where does ...
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Describing convergence with probability $1$ in “finite” terms, proof correct

I tried to solve the following exercise: Show that $Z_n \to Z$ with probability $1$ if and only if for every $\varepsilon$ there exists some $n$ such that $P(|Z_k - Z| < \varepsilon, n \le k ...
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Proof by induction that $\sum\limits_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{3^k}$ converges to $\frac{1}{2}$

This is by far my most ambitious proof attempt to date and I'm not very good at them; so even if the proof is correct I would still appreciate feedback on nomenclature, clarity, elegance, etc... ...
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Why is convergence of measures tested against functions?

This question is to help my intuition. Why do we test the convergence of measures against different classes of functions and not use definitions like: If $(B,\mathcal{B})$ is a measurable space then ...
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Under what conditions on the experiment does bootstrapping work?

For a proof I would like to pretend that the uniform distribution on a finite set of samples from a 'source' eventually becomes the source's distribution a.s. when you keep adding samples. I am not ...
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Radius of Convergence of power series of Complex Analysis 111

I need to find radius of convergence of this complex power series $$\sum_{i=1}^\infty {e^{in-2in^2}+in \over n^3+3^{in}}{(z+1-i)}^n$$ I tried ratio test and also Cauchy Hadamard but nothing seems to ...
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Convergence of a series of integrals

Definition of problem I would like to find the large $N$ behaviour of a summation series and specifically the conditions under which it converges. I have found one condition, but I think it might be ...
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If $X_n$ are i.i.d. $Uniform(0,1)$ then show that $S_n$ converges a.s. to $\infty$

Suppose $\{X_n\}$ is an i.i.d. $Uniform(0,1)$ sequence of random variables. Define $S_n=X_1+X_2+...+X_n$. Show that $S_n\to\infty$ almost surely. I believe I have solved the problem and I wish ...
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Convergence of a Markov Chain to the normal distribution

If $i$ is a state of an irreducible, postive recurrent Markov chain $X$, and $V_n$ is the number of visits to $i$ between times $1$ and $n$, and further $\mu=\mathbb{E}_i(T_i)$ and ...
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Unifrom Convergence of series of product of two sequences

Suppose {$f_n$}, {$g_n$} defined on $E$ and, (a) $\Sigma f_n$ has uniformly bounded partial sums; (b) $g_n \to 0$ uniformly on $E$ (c) $g_1(x)\geq g_2(x)\geq g_3(x)\geq ...$ for every $x \in E$. ...
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Series convergence question

This question occured to me in the context of ARMA time series analysis: Let $\alpha_n\geq 0,\, n= 1,2,\dots$ such that $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\alpha_n = 1$ and define the sequence ...
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Invertibility of Fourier Transform implies a.e. convergence of Fourier Series?

I am attempting to read Michael Lacey's proof (http://people.math.gatech.edu/~lacey/research/esi.pdf) of Carleson's Theorem about the almost everywhere pointwise convergence of Fourier Series of $L^2$ ...
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Formal Expansion of another Expansion

Given a function $f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{c_n}{x^n n!}$, where $c_n$ are constants, we want to find the formal series expansion of the function $g(x)=\exp(f(x))$ in terms of $x$. I want to ...
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Proving a result using Riemann-Stieltjes integration

Let $(\alpha_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ be a sequence of monotonically increasing functions on $[a,b]$ such that the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \alpha_n(a)$ and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \alpha_n(b)$ converge. I must ...
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Multivariate Delta Method

If I have a $\sqrt{N}$ asymptotic normal estimator (call it $\boldsymbol{\theta}$, possibly a vector). Say I want to find the asymptotic distribution of $g(\boldsymbol{\theta})$ and suppose ...
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Show the following series converges to $\frac{1}{e}$.

Let $\tau \in \mathbb{N} $ whereas $\tau$ fulfils the following condition: $$ \sum_{i= \tau}^{n-1} \frac{1}{i} \lt 1\le \sum_{i=\tau-1}^{n-1} \frac{1}{i}$$ Prove that $$\lim_{n \to \infty} ...
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A characterization of quadratic variation for $L^2$ martingales

I am trying to prove the following statement but I am totally at a loss. Let $(A_t)$, $t \in \mathbb{R}^+$ be an adapted (with respect to the filtration $(\mathcal{F}_t)$) continuous integrable ...
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On convergence of the series $\sum_{k=3}^{\infty}\binom{k-1}{2}p^3(1-p)^{k-3}$

Given a number $0 \le p \le 1$ calculate if: $\sum\limits_{k=3}^\infty \binom{k-1}{2} p^{3}(1-p)^{k-3} = 1 $ So: $\sum\limits_{k=3}^\infty \binom{k-1}{2} p^{3} (1-p)^{k-3} = \sum\limits_{k=3}^\infty ...
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Sequences and series of $\tan^n x$

Please help me with this question: Investigate the convergence of the sequence $$\tan x, \quad \tan^2 x, \quad \tan^3 x, \quad \dots, \quad \tan^n x$$ for $x \in (-90^\circ, 90^\circ)$. ...
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Convergence of derivative in L1

Let $F(x)$ be a distribution function over $\mathbb{R}$ with positive derivative at origin $f(0)$. Let $Q$ be a measure on $\mathcal{B}(\mathbb{R})$. Can we have following results under some ...
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Relation between monotone and dominated convergence theorem and related questions

In the lecture, we often use monotone and dominated convergence. Since I have not studied maths, I have some problems understanding it, so it would be very helpful if you could try to explain it to me ...
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Wondering about limit comparison test and its application

I have a question about the limit comparison test. In particular if it is valid to use in the question I will post. I am interested in determining wether the series $$\sum_{n=2}^\infty ...
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Convergence of time-slice measures to convergence in law

Question: Are there some conditions that allow one to go from finite dimensional distribution convergence to convergence in path space? Motivation: Consider a sequence of measures for e.g. solutions ...
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Does the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{a_nb_n}$ converge(fourier series coefficients)?

Let $f\in H(0,2\pi)$, with inner product $<f,g>=\int_0^{2\pi}{f(t)g(t)dt}$ $S_f=a_0 + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{a_ncos(nx)}+\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{b_nsin(nx)}$, is the fourier series for f. Where ...
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Continuity of $t\mapsto \mathbb E X_t$

Is the following statement and its proof correct? Do you know this or related results and where I could read more about such things? Lemma: If $X$ is a right-continuous process, and the collection ...
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Show that if $b_k\uparrow \infty$ and $\Sigma_{k = 1}^\infty a_kb_k$ converges, then $b_m \Sigma_{k = m}^\infty a_k → 0$ as $m → \infty$.

Suppose that $\Sigma_{k=1}^\infty a_k$ converges. Prove that if $b_k\uparrow \infty$ and $\Sigma_{k = 1}^\infty a_kb_k$ converges, then $b_m \Sigma_{k = m}^\infty a_k → 0$ as $m → \infty$. Attemtp: ...
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If $X\geq0$ is a random variable, show that $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}\frac1nE\left(\frac{1}{X}I\left\{X>\frac{1}{n}\right\}\right)=0$

If $X\geq0$ is a random variable then show that:$$\lim_{n\to\infty} \frac{1}{n} \cdot E\bigg(\dfrac{1}{X}I\bigg\{X>\dfrac{1}{n}\bigg\}\bigg)=0$$ A hint would be most appreciated. I have ...
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Stochastic order of Max

Consider an array $\{\{X_{ni}\}_{i=1}^n\}_{n=1}^\infty$ s.t. for each $i$, $X_{ni}=o_p(n^\alpha)$. What is the order of $M_n=\max_{1\le i\le n}X_{ni}$? I got the following ...
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Why continuous growth (based on e) is being simply scaled to match non-limit cases (limit of the (1+1/n)**n formula)?

The constant $e$ is the maximum exponential growth that is possible when it is done continuously, i.e. when what can be called "continuous breeding" occurs. That is the meaning of the ...
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Almost sure convergence and boundedness

Let $(\Omega, \mathscr{F}, \mathbb P)$ be a probability space and $(X_n)_{n \in \mathbb N}$ a sequence of random variables on that space, which converge almost surely to a constant $c\in \mathbb R$, ...
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Book on Convergence Concepts in Probability without Measure Theory

I am looking for a comprehensive book on Probability which discusses Convergence of Random Variables in detail, excluding portions of Measure Theory. Allan Gut's "Probability: A Graduate Course" seems ...
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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 ...