Convergence of sequences and different modes of convergence.

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Limit of sequence of growing matrices

Let $$ H=\left(\begin{array}{cccc} 0 & 1/2 & 0 & 1/2 \\ 1/2 & 0 & 1/2 & 0 \\ 1/2 & 0 & 0 & 1/2\\ 0 & 1/2 & 1/2 & 0 \end{array}\right), $$ ...
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Continued fraction with prime reciprocal entries

We know that the reciprocals of the primes form a divergent series. We also know that a necessary and sufficient condition for a continued fraction to converge is that its entries diverge as a series. ...
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Nested Radicals Involving Primes

How do you evaluate $\sqrt { 2+\sqrt { 3+\sqrt { 5+\sqrt { 7+\sqrt { 11+ \dots } } } } } $ ? This question appears to be rather difficult as there is no way to perfectly know what $p_{ n }$ is , ...
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Does $\sum_n |\sin n|^{cn^2}$ converge?

So I recently asked a question about convergence of $\sum_n |\sin n|^{cn}$ for arbitrary $c > 0$ and it turns out that the terms of the series don't even converge, for any $c > 0$, so the series ...
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Analytical proof for the convergence of a sequence

Consider the following sequence $\Xi_N=N\sum\limits_{i=0}^{N-1} {N-1 \choose i} (-1)^{(i+1)} \log\left(i+1\right)$. I numerically compute the asymptotic behavior of sequence and it turns out that ...
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Fréchet L-Spaces

According to the paper The emergence of open sets, closed sets, and limit points in analysis and topology famous mathematician Maurice Fréchet who introduced the concept of metric spaces has also ...
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Which functions are irrelevant?

Call a bijection $f : \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ irrelevant over $\mathbb{R}$ iff for all sequences $a : \mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$, if $$\sum_{i=0}^\infty a_n$$ exists, call its value ...
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How do I evaluate this sum :$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{\sin(n!)}{\cos(n!)}$?

How do I evaluate this sum :$$\displaystyle\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{\sin(n!)}{\cos(n!)}$$ Note : I used many criterions of convergence to show if it converges but i didn't up. Thank you for any ...
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Consider the problem minimize $f(x)= x^4 −1. $

I am studying for a test and I found this problem in the textbook that I'm using, there may be a conceptual problem that I'm coming across. My test is on unconstrained optimization (multi-variable) ...
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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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Uniform convergence of Empirical Moment Generating Function

In the article, "The Empirical Moment Generating Function" by Csörgö, the author defines the empirical moment generating function for a sample of $n$ variables $X_1,X_2, \dots, X_n$ as: $$ ...
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Sobolev spaces and using monotone convergence theorem (don't understand a paper)

I'm reading this paper. In it there the following argument (see page 240). Firstly, what precisely does the author mean by the displayed equation after 66? The PDE in (65) only holds weakly.. ...
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I need help about some compactness arguments

I need help to find some compact sets for my engineering problem. Through this page I learned quite much about it however since I have neither read a book yet nor have an experience I am not able to ...
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Does $\displaystyle \lim_{m \to +\infty}f_{2,m}(x)$ converge?

This is related to a previous question where, as stated there, $f_{2}(n)$ gives the greatest power of $2$ that divides $n$. Specifically the sequence $\lbrace ...
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Prove series converge for almost every $x$

Let $f\in L^p(\mathbb{R})$, $1<p<\infty$, and let $\alpha>1-\frac{1}{p}$. Show that the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\int_n^{n+n^{-\alpha}} |f(x+y)|dy$$ converges for a.e. $x\in ...
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Can the boy escape the teacher for a regular $n$-gon?

This is related to Prove that the boy cannot escape the teacher Suppose there is a boy in the center of a regular $n$-gon. The teacher is on the edge of the $n$-gon (but cannot leave the edge) and ...
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Intuition for almost sure convergence = fast enough convergence in probability

I know the meaning of convergence in probability and almost convergence. From zero-one law, we can derive that if a sequence of random variables converges in probability fast enough, then it converges ...
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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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Modes of convergence in infinite direct sums of $L^{2}$ spaces

It is known that if a sequence of random variables converges in norm then there exists a subsequence which converges almost surely. That is: let $\left(X_{n}\right)_{n\in\mathbb{N}}\subseteq ...
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Weak and Probability convergences

I have a question about this book, "Topics in Random Matrices Theory" of Terence Tao. He claims that if $$\int_{\mathbb{R}}\varphi \ ...
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Can one use $e^n$ instead of $2^n$ in Cauchy condensation test?

Cauchy condensation test is useful for testing the convergence of infinite series. The test is stated here as follows: for a positive non-increasing sequence $f(n)$, the sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty f(n)$ ...
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For infinite series convergence/divergence: Why doesnt meeting the conditions of the Divergence test imply the Cauchy Convergence Critierion

Assume that the limit of the sequence is zero, $\lim_{n\to\infty}a_n=0$. So its not plainly obvious if the series $\sum a_n$ converges or diverges. I have wondered for some time. If ...
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What's the implication of l'Hospital's rule on rate of convergence?

Consider $h(x)=f(x)/g(x)$, if l'Hospital's rule is applicable, then $$\lim h(x)=\lim\frac{f'(x)}{g'(x)}.$$ Does this fact implies $h(x)$ and $f'(x)/g'(x)$ converge at the same speed? E.g. if ...
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Absolute convergence in Banach space

Let $X$ be a Banach space. Show that, if $\sum_{n\ge 1}x_{n}$ is absolutely convergent then $\sum_{n\ge 1}x_{n}$ is convergent and $$\left\|\sum_{n\ge 1}x_{n}\right\|\le \sum_{n\ge 1}\|x_{n}\|$$ I ...
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Questionable Convergence of a Series

The summation is: $$ S = \sum_{k \geq 0} f(k) \int_{0}^{\pi/2} \sqrt{1-(1- \frac{f(k+1)^2}{f(k)^2})\sin^2(\theta)}d\theta $$ Now, we know that $f(k+1) < f(k)$ and as $k$ approaches infinity, ...
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Prove that the Weierstrass-type function is nowhere differentiable

Given $0<\alpha\leq1$. Show that the function $$f(x)=\sum_{j=1}^\infty 2^{-j\alpha}\sin(2^jx)$$ is nowhere differentiable. I have solved the case $x=0$. Taking $t_l=2^{-l-1}\pi$, then ...
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My proof of: Every convergent real sequence is a Cauchy sequence.

Is my proof correct? Let $(x_n)_{ n \in \mathbb{N} }$ be a real sequence. $\textbf{Definition 1.}$ $(x_n)$ is $\textit{convergent}$ iff there is an $x \in \mathbb{R}$ such that, for every ...
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Infinite Double Exponential Sum, with Functional Equation $g(x) = g(\sqrt{x})$

What is a closed form for $$ \lim_{n\to-\infty}\sum_{i=n}^{\infty}\frac{x^{2^i}(x^{2^i}-1)}{(x^{2^{i+2}}+1)} $$ The series has the form: $$... \frac{x^{\frac{1}{4}}(x^{\frac{1}{4}}-1)}{x+1} + ...
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A conditional normal rv sequence, does the mean converges in probability

$X_1, X_2, \dots, X_n$, are $n$ mutually independent r.v.s. $Y_1,\dots,Y_n$ are another set of mutually independent r.v.s. $X_k\mid Y_k=y_k\sim N(y_k,y_k^2)$ and $Y_k\sim\text{uniform}(-k,k)$ for ...
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Methods of constructing rapidly convergent series

It's fairly easy to see that the series $$1-\tfrac{1}{3}+\tfrac{1}{5}-\cdots=\tfrac{1}{4}\pi$$ is : 1. Convergent to the value given, and - 2. Very slowly converging, which can be seen just by ...
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Compact family of Lip functions under the sup norm metric, proof verification.

Hi everyone I'd like to know if the following is correct, I'd appreciate your opinion and also any suggestion to improve my argument. Thanks in advance for your time. If $(K,d)$ is a compact ...
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Riemann Zeta Function Analytic Continuation

I am struggling to understand how the analytic continuation of the Riemann Zeta function is derived to extend it to all complex values $z$ not equal to $1$, starting with the series which converges ...
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How to integrate scalar field over quarter torus? Infinite series does not converge.

This seems to be physics question, but the problem just concerns math. Preface If one wants to calculate the permeance $P$ of a rectangular bar: it is an easy task: $$P = \frac{\mu a b}{L} ...
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Strongly convergence in L^2

Let the sequence $(f_n(x,u))$ such as, for all $n,$ $f_n$ is Caratheodory, and $|f_n|\leq g$ where $g \in L^1(\Omega)$ Let $u_n \in H^1_0$ such as it is strongly convergent to $u$ in $L^2$ and a.e ...
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A basic problem on weak convergence

Let $f_n$ be $2^n$ times the indicator of the set of $x$ in the unit interval for which the digit from $n+1$ to $2n$ is zero in the dyadic expansion of $x$ (lets call it $A_n$). I have to show that ...
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Prove that $||\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}{x_n}||\le\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}||{x_n}||$ when series $\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty}{x_n}$ are absolutely converge?

I think it should be proved that: Since $$||\sum_{n=0}^{N}{x_n}||\le\sum_{n=0}^{N}||{x_n}||$$ so $$\lim_{N\to+\infty}||\sum_{n=0}^{N}{x_n}||\le\lim_{N\to+\infty}\sum_{n=0}^{N}||{x_n}||$$ so ...
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Using formal power series to solve nasty equations

Consider a function $f:[0,\infty)\times \mathbb R\to\mathbb R$, and suppose that given some $a>0$, I would like to solve for $x\in\mathbb R$ satisfying \begin{align} f(\delta, x) = a. \end{align} ...
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$\alpha <1$, series $n^{-\alpha} \sum _{k=1}^n \sin (k^2)$ is bounded

Could you help me answer the question, if there exists $\alpha <1$ such that series $n^{-\alpha} \sum _{k=1}^n \sin (k^2)$ is bounded?
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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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$\sum f_n(x)$ converges absolutely and uniformly in $[a,b]$, but $\sum |f_n(x)|$ doesn't converge uniformly

I'm studying uniform convergence, and am looking for some examples of series $\sum f_n(x)$ that converge absolutely and uniformly in $[a,b]$, but $\sum |f_n(x)|$ does not converge uniformly in the ...
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Interchanging the order of limits

Would you advise me on the references of Pringsheim Convergence about interchanging the order of limits? Where can I find the most general statement?
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How to prove stability of this dynamic system?

I'm trying to prove stability of the following dynamic system but I think my Mathematics knowledge is not deep enough. My dynamic system consists of a state vector $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$. The system ...
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Hölder Condition Implying Uniform Convergence

Define $g(z)=\frac{1}{2\pi i}\int_{-k}^k \frac{h(\zeta)}{\zeta-z}d\zeta$, where $h$ is continuous and defined on $[-k,k]$. Let $|h(x)-h(y)|\leq |x-y|^\alpha$ for all $x,y\in[-k,k]$ and for some ...
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Does the series $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \left[\ln\left(1+\frac{x}{k}\right) - \frac{x}{k} \right]$ converge?

I tried all the theorems, that I knew in analysis, to know if the mentioned series converge but none of them is relevant except one: The Ratio Test for Series, but unfortunately this is not working as ...
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When is a topology is defined for this special kind of uniform convergence?

Question: Let $\phi:X\to X$ be bijective and continuous. Does a topology $\tau$ exist such that $$f_n\overset\tau\to f\Leftrightarrow \phi\circ f_n\overset\infty\to\phi\circ f$$ where $\infty$ ...
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Prove $ \limsup a_n$ is a real number

($a_n$) is a real sequence bounded only from above. Let $S :=$ {$t \in \Bbb R:$ $t$ is the limit of a convergent subsequence of ($a_n$) }. Suppose the supremum of S is a real number. Prove that $ ...
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Prove convergence in measure (i.e., in probability) “distributes” over addition and respects nonnegativity.

Suppose $X_{n}$, $Y_{n}$, and $Z_{n}$ are random variables, with $Z_{n} \geq 0$ a.s. and $X_{n} \xrightarrow{p} X$, $Y_{n} \xrightarrow{p} Y$, and $Z_{n} \xrightarrow{p} Z$. Prove the following ...
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Monotone Convergence Theorem: Application for $p$-norms

Let $X$ be a non-negative random variable in $L^p(\Omega, \mathcal{A},P)$. We have shown that $$||\min(X,M)||_p \leq c$$ for all $M \geq 0$ and want to conclude that $$||X||_p \leq c.$$ In the ...
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Convergence in distribution, in $L^p$ and convergence of first and second moments

For some application, we have the following three assumptions about a sequence of Random Variables $X_n$ (with values in $\mathbb{R}^+$, $n \geq 1$: There exists a $X \geq 0$ such that a) $X_n ...
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Convergence for a improper integral $\int^b_a fg$

Let $f$ be continuous on [a,b) such that $\int^b_a f$ converges. If $g'$ is locally integrable and has a constant sign on [a,b), prove that $\int^b_a fg$ converges. Edit: We can assume that the limit ...