Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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Using the ratio test when the limit of ratio is infinity

If the limit in ratio test is infinity. Does the sequence converge? I suspect not as it is infinity and not some finite value but I'm not sure. Any help?
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Question about the Riemann-Lebesgue Lemma proof

Ok, so one of the formulations of the Riemann-Lebesgue Lemma says: $$ f\in L^1(\mathbb{R}) \implies \hat{f}(\omega)\to 0\;when\;|\omega|\to\infty$$ I get all the steps of the proof, except the one ...
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Two divergent series such that their product is convergent

I faced a series question it goes something like give an example of 2 divergent series such that when the 2 series are multiplied to each other, the new series becomes convergent, although it looks ...
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Does $\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+(x\sin x)^2}\ dx$ converge?

Does the integral $$\int_0^\infty \frac{1}{1+(x\sin x)^2} \ \, \mathrm{d}x$$ converge? I know that I need to look at: $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \int_{n\pi}^{(n+1)\pi} \frac{1}{1+(x\sin x)^2}\ \, ...
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Proving that the Gamma function $\Gamma(y)$ converges for $y>0$.

How can I justify that $$\Gamma(y)=\int_0^\infty t^{y-1}e^{-t} \, \mathrm{d}t$$ exists for all $y>0$? I'm struggling to compare it to a known convergent integral.
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Probability that a sequence of random variables converges to 0 or 1

Fix $\alpha , \beta > 0$ with $\alpha + \beta = 1$ and consider the sequence of random variables defined by $X_0 = \theta \in (0,1)$ and $$P(X_n = \alpha + \beta X_{n-1} \mid X_{n-1} , ... , X_0) ...
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Is there a function that can be subtracted from the sum of reciprocals of primes to make the series convergent

The gamma constant is defined by an equation where the harmonic series is subtracted by the natural logarithm: $$\gamma = \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty }\left(\sum_{k=1}^n \frac{1}{k} - \ln(n)\right)$$ ...
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Improper integrals - Showing convergence.

1)Show that for all $n\in\mathbb{N}$ the following is true: $\int_{\pi}^{n\pi}|\frac{\sin(x)}{x}|dx\geq C\cdot \sum_{k=1}^{n-1}\frac{1}{k+1}$ for a constant $C>0$ and conclude that ...
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How to prove convergence in mean implies uniform integrability?

My class notes and wikipedia both say that $X_n \xrightarrow{L^1} X$ $\Leftrightarrow \; X_n \xrightarrow{P} X$ and $X_n$ are uniformly integrable. I am trying to work through the proof. I am able ...
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Bizarre definition of convergent sequences

I've recently begun studying Analysis, specifically the sequence and series part. I've just come across the definition of convergence: A sequence $(a_n)$ converges to a real number $a$ if, for ...
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Conditional convergence and Riemann's series theorem

There are tests to determine whether an integral or sum is convergent. There are test to determine whether an integral or sum is absolutely convergent. An integral or series is said to be $\mathbf ...
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Net-Complete $\iff$ Sequence-Complete

Prove that a metric space is complete w.r.t. sequences iff it is complete w.r.t. nets! (The converse is trivial of course!)
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Convergence of a sequence of non-negative real numbers $x_n$ given that $x_{n+1} \leq x_n + 1/n^2$.

Let $x_n$ be a sequence of the type described above. It is not monotonic in general, so boundedness won't help. So, it seems as if I should show it's Cauchy. A wrong way to do this would be as follows ...
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If $x_{n+1}\leq x_n + 1/n^2$ then $x_n$ converges [duplicate]

Let $x_n$ be a sequence of non-negative real numbers such that $\forall n, x_{n+1}\leq x_n+ \frac{1}{n^2}$ Prove that $x_n$ converges. The problem is trivial whenever $x_{n}$ is an ...
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Question about the Fourier Inversion Formula

We have $$\hat{f}(\xi)=\mathcal{F}f(\xi):= \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}f(x)e^{-2\pi i\xi x}dx,$$ with $f\in L^{1}$, and the Fourier inversion formula says that ...
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Almost sure uniform convergence [on hold]

If a sequence of continuous random variables converges almost surely uniform to a random variable, is it true that the limit is $\mathbb{P}$-almos surely continuous?
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Find a Cauchy sequence that does not converge

I am supposed to look at $l_0$, the set of all sequences with finitely many non-real elements in $(l_0,d_{\infty})$. It is just that I don't quite understand how the $d_\infty$-metric is defined on ...
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Sum of the distance between consecutive terms implies the sequence is Cauchy.

If a sequence $(x_n)_{n=1}^{\infty}$ in $\mathbb{R}^n$ satisfies $\sum_{n\geq 1} ||x_n-x_{n+1}||<\infty$, show that it is Cauchy. This isn't a complete answer, but here's my train of thought. ...
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Determining Probability Generating Function from Probability Mass Function and Convergence

I am trying to solve the following: Suppose $X_{nk}, k=1,2,\ldots,n, n≥ 2$ are i.i.d. random variables $$P(X_{nk}=0)=1-\frac{1}{n}-\frac{1}{n^2}\\P(X_{nk}=1)=\frac{1}{n}\\P(X_{nk}=2)=\frac{1}{n^2}$$ ...
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Struggling with the integrability of $\int_{\frac{\pi}{2}}^{\pi}(\tan(x))^{\frac{1}{3}}\text{d}x$

I know quite a lot tools to determine the integrability of functions, but in this case I really don't know where to start: $$\int_{\frac{\pi}{2}}^{\pi}(\tan(x))^{\frac{1}{3}}\text{d}x$$
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Investigate the convergence of $\int _0^\infty \frac{\sin x^2}{x} \ dx$

Investigate the convergence of $$\int_0^\infty \frac{\sin x^2}{x} \, \mathrm{d}x$$ Is it converging? Converging absolutely? I want to use Dirichlet's test for integrals. Let $f(x) = \frac 1 x$ ...
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How can I solve this integral with the comparison theorem?

I have an integral that I am not sure how to solve with the comparison theorem to see if it is divergent or convergent. $$\int_1^\infty\frac{e^{-2x}}{\sqrt{x+16}}\;dx$$ How can I solve this with ...
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Limit of given expression

Let $\sum a_k=s$. I want to show that $$\lim\limits_{x\to 1^-}(1-x)\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{ka_kx^k}{1-x^k}=s$$ where $x\in(0,1)$. Thanks for your helps.
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suppose $a_n>1$ $a_n$is non-decreasing and bounded. prove: $\sum_{n=-1}^{\infty}(1-\frac{a_n}{a_{n+1}})\frac{1}{\sqrt{a_{n+1}}}$ converges

suppose $a_n>1$, $\{a_n\}$ is non-decreasing and bounded. prove: $\sum_{n=-1}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{a_n}{a_{n+1}}\right)\frac{1}{\sqrt{a_{n+1}}}$ converges I don't have any idea about how to ...
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Boundedness of the function

Let $x\in(0,1)$ and $S_{n-1}=\sum\limits_{k=0}^{n-1}x^k$. Then define $f$ as the following :$$f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left|\frac{nx^n}{S_{n-1}}-1\right|$$ I need to show that ...
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Convergence of series $\sum^{\infty }_{n=2}\frac{\log[(1\text{+}\frac{1}{n} )^{n}(n+1)]}{\log(n)^{n}\log\text{(}n+1)^{n+1}} =\log_{2}\sqrt{e}$ [duplicate]

I need help with this problem, I'm very lost with the algebraic expression. I'd appreciate your opinions. $$ \sum^{\infty }_{n=2}\frac{\log[(1\text{+}\frac{1}{n} ...
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Limit of Convergent Sequence Property Proof Help

I have a question about this property: Let $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty} a_n = a$, then $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}(ca_n) = ca$ for all $c \in \mathbb R$ If we consider when $c$ doesnt equal $0$, my ...
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what does this mean $n\delta$ where $n\rightarrow \infty$ and $\delta \rightarrow 0$

$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} sup_{\delta \rightarrow 0} (n \delta)^{-1} |T_n(\theta)_{ij}| < \infty$ a.s, $1 \leq i \leq p$, $1\leq j \leq p$ what does the multiplication of $n$ and $delta$ mean, ...
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How can i prove that this integral is convergent/divergent

This is my equation: $$\int_0^{\pi/4} \frac{dx}{x\sin2x}$$ I wish to prove that it's convergent or divergent, by $P$ test and/or comparison test, but it does not seem to be applicable... Is it ...
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There are $u$ in $W^{1,p}(D)$ and a weakly converging subsequence $\left\{ u_{m_{k}}\right\} $ to $u$.

Let $D$ be a bounded open subset with smooth boundary in $\mathbb{R}^n$, $p \in (1,\infty)$, and {$u_m$} be a bounded sequence in $W^{1,p}(D)$. Then there are $u$ in $W^{1,p}(D)$ and a subsequence ...
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Finding $\lim\limits_{n\to \infty}({1\over n+1}+{1\over n+2}+…+{1\over n+n})$ using integrals [duplicate]

Finding $\lim\limits_{n\to \infty}\left({1\over n+1}+{1\over n+2}+\dots+{1\over n+n}\right)$. I tried many things but it would work out. I am now studying calculus 2 (In my country the first calculus ...
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Integrating an infinite sum (statement from paper)

Let us work on a bounded domain $\Omega$ with Neumann BCs, with $\varphi_k$ and $\lambda_k$ being the orthonormalised eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian. Define $$v(x,y) = \sum_{k ...
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CDF and Convergence of Maximum of Sequence of i.i.d. R.V. of Random Length

Let $X_1,X_2,...$ be i.i.d random variable $U(0,1)$ distributed. Let $N_m$ be $Poisson(m)$ and independent of each $X_i$. i)Find the cumulative density function of ...
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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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Is $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{ \sqrt{n + 1} (n + 1)! }{ e^{n + 5} }$convergent or divergent

I have worked on this my answer is L= Div and B Consider the series $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n$ where $$a_n = \frac{ \sqrt{n + 1} (n + 1)! }{ e^{n + 5} }$$ In this problem you must ...
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Characteristic Function and Convergence in Distribution of Sequence of R.V.

I am trying to solve the following: Let $X_1,X_2,...$ be a sequence of random variables with $P(X_n=\frac{k}{n})=\frac{1}{n}, k=0,1,2,...,n$. Find the characteristic function of $X_n$ and show that ...
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Prove that $\prod_1^{\infty}(1-a_i) > 0$ iff $\sum_1^{\infty}{a_i} < \infty$

Suppose $\{a_i\}_1^{\infty} \subset (0,1)$ a) $\prod_1^{\infty}(1-a_i) > 0$ iff $\sum_1^{\infty}{a_i} < \infty$ b) Given $\beta \in (0,1)$, exhibit a sequence $\{a_i\}$ such that ...
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Use the comparison test to find whether $\int_0^\infty 1/(x^2+1)^2\,dx$ converges or not

I was thinking what function I should compare it to. If I say whether a function is smaller or bigger than this one, then I must prove that. I was thinking of (x+1)^2 but I realized that this ...
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How do I determine $r$ in this geometric series $a+ar+ar^2+\cdots$? [closed]

The geometric series $a+ar+ar^2+\cdots$ has a sum of $12$, and the terms involving odd powers of $r$ have a sum of 5. What is $r$? Thank you for any help .
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Convergence of Sequence Proof Question

I have just learned about the convergence of a sequence with the epsilon definition. So when we try to prove a limit of the sequence, what are we doing essentially (with respect to the definition)? ...
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How do I evaluate this : $\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx $ for $a > 0$?

How do I evaluate this integral if I supposed that : $a > 0$ $$\int_{0}^{\infty} \ln \left( 1 + \frac{a^{2}}{x^{2}}\right)\ dx .$$ For $a=2$ I have got : $2\pi$ I think the result will be : ...
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Is the field of real algebraic numbers a complete field?

Let $\mathbb{R}_{alg}$ be the field of real algebraic numbers. Is there exist a metric $|\cdot|$ for which $(\mathbb{R}_{alg}, |\cdot|)$ is a complete field (i.e. any Cauchy sequence converges in ...
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Does this series converge, and if so to what value?: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \left\{\frac{1}{(n+1)^2} \right\}\ln(2n+1)$

I've arrived at this series from a given sequence of terms, but now I'm at a loss as to how to proceed... How does one know which convergence test to use? This isn't a geometric series, so I don't ...
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find $\lim_n\frac{a^\frac1n}{n+1}+\frac{a^\frac 2n}{n+\frac 12}+…+\frac{a^\frac nn}{n+\frac 1n}$ using Riemann integral

Here is the question: prove that $S_n=\frac{a^\frac1n}{n+1}+\frac{a^\frac 2n}{n+\frac 12}+...+\frac{a^\frac nn}{n+\frac 1n}$ is convergent for $a>0$ then find its limit. My attempt: If we accept ...
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Does the harmonic series converge if you throw out the terms containing a $9$?

I found this very amusing comic on the internet the other day: The last frame seems to claim that the harmonic series converges if you throw out all the terms with a $9$ in the denominator. Is this ...
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Showing Convergence in Distribution for Conditional Random Variable

I am trying to prove the following: Let $X$ and $Y$ be random variables such that $Y | X = x$ ~ $N(0, x)$ with $X$ ~ $Po(\lambda$). Show that $\frac{Y}{\sqrt{\lambda}} \to N(0,1)$ in distribution as ...
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Positivity of alternating series

Let $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ be a sequence of positive real numbers such that $\limsup_n \frac{1}{n}\log a_n=-\infty$. Then $$ f(x)=\sum_{n\geq 0}a_n x^n $$ converges absolutely for all $x$. Under ...
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Showing Convergence in Distribution of Continuous Function of Sums of R.V.s

I am trying to solve the following: Let $X_1, X_2, . . .$ be i.i.d. r.v.s with mean $\mu$ and positive, finite variance $\sigma^2$, and set $Sn = \sum_{k=1}^{n} X_k, n ≥ 1$. Suppose that $g$ is twice ...
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Non-decreasing sequence of random variable convergence in probability implies it also converges almost surely.

The problem stated as follow: Suppose $X_1 \leq X_2 \leq \cdots$ and $X_n \xrightarrow[]{p} X$. Show that $X_n \to X$ a.s. I'm think about may be use the continuity of probability measure, but I ...
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If ${f_n}$ converges to $f$ in $L_p$ sense and to $f'$ point-wisely, does it mean $f=f' a.e.$?

The question came into my mind when I read a theorem from Kubrusly's "Measure Theory: a First Course", saying that if $f_n\rightarrow f'$ uniformly and $f_n\rightarrow f''$ in $L_p$ sense, then ...