Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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How small would |x0 - a| be in order for f(x) to converge to a for Newton's Method

I found that f(x) = cos(x) + sin(50x)^2 has a root a = pi/2. Whenever we take our initial value x0 close to a we get convergence, if we are far away from a we do not get convergence to our root. ...
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Understanding graphically the convergence of alternating harmonic and divergence of harmonic

I understand the rules of convergence of a series so that I know that $\sum \frac 1 n$ (the harmonic series) diverges and $\sum \frac 1 {n^2}$ squared converges. It doesn't make sense graphically to ...
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For which $z \in \mathbb c$ does this series converge?

$f(z)=\sum_1^\infty \frac{(2z)^{2k}}{2k(2k-1)}$ I didn't know how to start so I just tried the ratio test. If $|\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}|>0$ then the series converges. $\implies$ ...
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Finding a good comparison/bound for determining the convergence of a series

The series is defined as follows: $b_0=1,b_1=-7,b_k=2b_{k-1}+b_{k-2}$. I need to find a good comparison sequence to determine whether $\sum_{k\geq0}1/b_k$ converges. I considered using $1/k^2$, which ...
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If there is an $x$ such that $(2x_n)$ converges, does this imply that $(x_n)$ is also convergent?

I am toying around with the definition of convergence of sequences. Ans I asked myself the following question: Let $(x_n)$ be a real sequence such that there is an $x\in\mathbb{R}$ such that for all ...
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Check whether or not $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{1\over n\sqrt[n]{n}}$ converges.

Check whether or not $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{1\over n\sqrt[n]{n}}$ converges. I tried few things but it wouldn't work out. I would appreciate your help.
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$\sum_{p \in \mathcal P} \frac1{p\ln p}$ converges or diverges?

We will denote the set of prime numbers with $\mathcal P$. We know that the sum $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac1n$ and $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac1{n\ln n}$ diverges. It is also known that $\sum_{p \in ...
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On existence of a convergent subsequence

Let $(a_{(m,n)})_{m,n \in \mathbb{N}}$ be a double sequence of positive numbers. Suppose that we know that there exists a limit $\lim_{m \to \infty}\lim_{n \to \infty}a_{(m,n)}=L$. Does there always ...
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Convergent or Divergent? $\sum_{n=1}^\infty\bigl(2^{\frac1{n}}-1\bigr)$

Is $\sum_{n=1}^\infty(2^{\frac1{n}}-1)$ convergent or divergent? $$\lim_{n\to\infty}(2^{\frac1{n}}-1) = 0$$ I can't think of anything to compare it against. The integral looks too hard: ...
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Show if $\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty {a_k}^2$,$\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty {b_k}^2$ converge, their product converges too

Show if $\displaystyle\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty {a_k}^2$ and $\displaystyle\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty {b_k}^2$ both converge, $\displaystyle\sum\limits_{k=1}^\infty {a_kb_k}$ also converge then Show if ...
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Approximation of the exponential

Let $c>1,k\in\mathbb{N}$. Let's consider two approximations of the exponential function : The first one is the most common one $f_k(x)=\left(1+\frac{x}{c^k}\right)^{c^k}$ and the second one is ...
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Convergent in the direction [on hold]

Let {x^n}∈R^n converging to x is said to converge in the direction y∈R^n if there is a secuence of positive numbers in -> 0 and limn→∞(x^n-x)/in=y.
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Interpretation of the radius of convergence

What interpretation should one give to the radius of convergence of a series $\sum a_nz^n$ ? I do know how it is mathematically defined and what it implies for convergence/divergence, but I'm having ...
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If $X=\{x_n\}, Y = \{y_n\}$ be bounded sequences of real numbers. Then, if $x_n \leq y_n~\forall~n$, then $\lim \inf (x_n) \leq \lim \inf(y_n)$ [duplicate]

If $X=\{x_n\}, Y = \{y_n\}$ be bounded sequences of real numbers. Then, if $x_n \leq y_n~\forall~n$, then show that $\lim \inf (x_n) \leq \lim \inf(y_n)$ and $\lim \sup (x_n) \leq \lim \sup (y_n)$ ...
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Convergence a.e. of the series $\sum_{i=1}^{n^2} \frac{X_i}{n^2}$

Let $(X_n)_{n\geq 1}$ be independent random variables with expected value $m$ and $\sup_n Var(X_n)\leq K < \infty$, and they are uncorrelated. Then $1)$ $$\sum_{i=1}^n \frac{X_i}{n} $$ ...
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argument technique to prove convergence of random variable

I witness a lemma in my class note and I think the proof is not quite clear. Could anybody give me some ideas about argument technique to prove the lemma? The lemma 3 in the beginning of the text: ...
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Prove that $\sum_{p \in \mathcal P} \frac1{p\ln \ln p}$ is divergent

In this question I've asked to decide the convergency of the series $\sum_{p \in \mathcal P} \frac1{p\ln p}$. Now I ask you to show that the series $$\sum_{p \in \mathcal P} \frac1{p\ln \ln p}$$ ...
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Convergence of a function involving a characteristic function of a decreasing interval

Let $f_k: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R} , f_k(x) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{x}}\chi_{\left[\frac{1}{2^{k+1}},\frac{1}{2^k}\right]}(x)$ For $k \rightarrow \infty $ the interval ...
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Two series to be tested for convergence.

Investigate the convergence of the two series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(3n)!}{n^{3n}} \\ \sum_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n \frac{\ln n}{n}$$ Hi, I tried use near every criterion to solve it, but without ...
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Uniform convergence to 0

Let $(f_n)_\mathbb{N}$ be a sequence of continuous functions $[0,1]\to\mathbb{R}$ converging to $0$. The functions are such that for all $x$, $(f_n(x))_\mathbb{N}$ is decreasing. How can one show ...
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How can I evaluate $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (n+1)x^n$

How can I evaluate $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{2n}{3^{n+1}} $$ I know the answer thanks to Wolfram Alpha, but I'm more concerned with how I can derive that answer. It cites tests to prove that it is ...
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$X_n \sim \text{Exponential}(\lambda_n)$, independent, $\sum 1/\lambda_n = \infty$, then, $\sum X_n=\infty$ a.s.

Let $\{X_n\}$ be a sequence of independent Exponential random variables with mean $$ E(X_n)=\frac{1}{\lambda_n}, $$ where $$ 0 < \lambda_n < \infty. $$ If $$ \sum \frac{1}{\lambda_n} = \infty, ...
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Did I apply correctly the Lebesgue dominated convergence theorem?

Let's concentrate on $$\int_0^\pi e^{iRe^{i\theta}} i d\theta$$ If $R \to \infty$, this integrand converges pointwise to $0$; plus, the modulus of the function is $= e^{-R\sin\theta} \le ...
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Almost sure convergence of a sequence of random variables

Once again I've encountered a problem, which might not be difficult: I'm given a sequence of random variables $ (X_n) $, each with density function $g_n(x) = nx^{n-1} \textbf{1}_{(0,1]} $. I am to ...
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Two random vectors converge does this mean that the entries converge?

Suppose you are given the following two equalities $\mathbf{\delta }^{n}=\left( \begin{array}{ccccccc} \delta _{n,1} & \delta _{n,2} & \cdots & \delta _{n,n} & 1 & 1 & ...
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If $S_n=\sum_{k=1} ^n{}a_k \to \infty$ as $n\to \infty$ then $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{a_k\over {1+a_k}}$ diverges. [duplicate]

Let $a_n>0$ and let $S_n=\sum_{k=1} ^n{}a_k \to \infty$ as $n\to \infty$. Prove $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{a_k\over {1+a_k}}$ diverges. I am confused by this sort of sequence\sum thing. How can I use ...
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Does the mean integral over B(x,r) of a L1 function u converge a.e. to u(x)?

Suppose $u\in L^1(\Omega )$. Let $u_{x,r}$ be the mean of $u$ over the ball $B(x,r)$ (s.t. $B(x,r) \subset \Omega$), i.e. $ u_{x,r} := \frac{1}{|B(x,r)|} \int_{B(x,r)} u(y) dy$. Is it true that ...
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Determine if the series diverge or converge?

So I was wondering what is the best TEST(divergent test, alternating series,power series,ratio test or root test) that we can use for the following series :
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Convergence of multiple zeta function

The following term:$$\zeta(k_1,k_2,...,k_n)=\sum_{m_1>m_2>\cdots>m_n>0}\frac{1}{m_1^{k_1}m_2^{k_2}\cdots m_n^{k_n}}, m_i\in\mathbb{N}, k_i\in\mathbb{N}$$ is called the "multiple zeta ...
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$\frac{S_n}{n} \to -1 \ \ a.e.$, exercise from probability book

I'm stuck with this exercise from Williams, probability with martingales. Let $X_1, X_2, \ldots $be independent random variables with $$P(X_n = n^2-1 )= \frac{1}{n^2}$$ $$P(X_n = -1 )= ...
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Calculation of a characteristic function

Suppose $X_1, X_2, \ldots X_n \ldots$ are independent random variables with $$P(X_n = 1) = \frac{1}{2}$$$$P(X_n = -1) = \frac{1}{2}$$ Then $$\sqrt{\frac{3}{n^3}}\sum_{k=1}^n kX_k$$ converges to ...
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Is there a way to reverse the ratio test?

My question arises from the following problem: Let $ a_n $ be a real series, so that $ \sum_{n=1}^ \infty a_n $ converges and $a_n \ge 0 $ and $a_n$ monotonously decreasing. It is to prove: $ ...
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Relation between convergence in distribution and in probability

Does convergence in distribution imply convergence in probability ? I suppose no, but I need a counterexample. Does anyone know any counterexamples ?
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Sum of exponential square series

I have a infinite sum which I wonder if it will converge to a simpler function $f(r) = \Sigma_n r^{n^2} , r<1$, I also interested in case $r$ is a complex number on unity circle $r = ...
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Convergence in measure - product

I'm trying to prove the following statements in Folland's book. Let $(X,\mathcal{M},\mu)$ be a measure space. If $f_n\to f$ in measure and $g_n\to g$ in measure, then $f_n+g_n\to f+g$ in measure and ...
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On Differentiation Theorem and Radius of Convergence

For reference: http://www0.maths.ox.ac.uk/system/files/coursematerial/2014/2644/48/14MT-AnalysisI-sheet7.pdf 4.(b) For fixed $d \in \mathbb{R}$, let $f_d(x)=S(d+x)C(d-x)+S(d-x)C(d+x)$ By ...
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convergence of $(1+\frac{1}{2})(1+\frac{1}{4})\ldots(1+\frac{1}{2^n})$

I was given a problem of testing sequence convergence. The sequence is defined as: $$x_n= (1+\frac{1}{2})(1+\frac{1}{4})\ldots(1+\frac{1}{2^n})$$ My first idea was to define $y_n$ as follows: $$y_n = ...
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Find the Limit of the given sequence x_n = $(1 - 1/3 )^2$ $(1 - 1/6)^2$ $(1 - 1/10)^2$…$(1 - 2/n(n+1))^2$, n>=2

$x_n = \left(1 - \dfrac13 \right)^2\left(1 - \dfrac16\right)^2\left(1 - \dfrac{1}{10}\right)^2\cdots\left(1 - \dfrac{2}{n(n+1)}\right)^2, n\ge2$ Then find lim of (x_n) as n tends to infinity. I have ...
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Various modes of convergence of random variables

Let $\lbrace X_n \rbrace_n$ be a sequence of independent random variables such that $$P(\{X_n = \pm 1 \}) = \frac{1}{n}$$ $$P(\{X_n = 0 \}) = 1 - \frac{2}{n}$$ Is the sequence convergent: $1$) almost ...
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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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Please check my answers on these Convergence Problems

Let $X_1,X_2,...$ be a sequence of random variables with corresponding distribution functions given by $F_n(x)=0$ if $x<-n$, $F_n(x)=\dfrac{x+n}{2n}$ if $-n\leq x< n$ and $F_n(x)=1$ if $x\geq ...
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Proof of convergence in distribution of a discrete random variable

I'm working on a question on "convergence in distribution" and I appreciate if you could guide me on how to approach this question: Here is the question: Let $X_n$ be integer-valued random ...
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Is $\sum_{p\text{ prime, } p \geq 2}\frac{(-1)^{\frac{p^2-1}{8}}}{p}$ convergent or divergent??

Is $\sum\limits_{\text{p prime}, p \geq 2}\frac{(-1)^{\frac{p^2-1}{8}}}{p}$ convergent or divergent? So far I have that \begin{align} \sum\limits_{\text{p prime}, p \geq 2} ...
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Question about series convergence $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n}$ and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2}$

So I have been playing around with convergent series recently and I still have a hard time understanding why $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n}$ diverges and $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2}$ converges. ...
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Radius of convergence: Why is it $\geq 1$?

Let $X$ denote a random variable with values in $\mathbb{N}_0\cup\left\{\infty\right\}$. Let $r_X$ denote the radius of convergence of $\sum_{n\in\mathbb{N}_0}\mathbb{P}(X=n)z^n$ with ...
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An Elementary Convergence Problem in Probability

Suppose that $X_1,X_2,...$ are degenerate random variables such that $f_{X_n}$ denotes the mass function of $X_n$.$$f_{X_n}(x)=P(X_n=x)= \begin{cases} 1, & x=2+\dfrac{1}{n} \\ 0, ...
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If $\{X_n\}$ converges in probability to $1$, where does $\{1/X_n\}$ converge to?

Without using the continuous mapping theorem, I want to show that, given $\{X_n\}$ is a sequence of random variables converging in probability to $1$, $\{1/X_n\}$ converges in probability to $1$. The ...
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Convergence of a recursive sequence of functions

Consider the sequence of functions $f_n:[0,1]\rightarrow[0,1]$ defined recursively: $$f_n(p)= 1-p + p (f_{n-1}(p))^2 \quad f_0(p)=1-p \quad f_n(1)=0$$ Computationally one can check that $\{f_n(p)\}$ ...
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Using the rules that prove the sum of all natural numbers is $-\frac{1}{12}$, how can you prove that the harmonic series diverges?

I think I understand intuitively how we can assign a value to the sum of all natural numbers. But of all the proofs that I've seen that show why $\zeta(-1) = -\frac{1}{12}$, none of them use their own ...
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Cauchy sequences and convergent sequences?

I am wondering if one can assume that any Cauchy sequence in $(X,d)$ converges to some point in some larger space $(\hat X,d)$ with the same metric. Take for example $(\Bbb Q,d)$. It is not complete ...