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Bounds for general character sums over finite fields

Let $\mathbb{F}_q$ be a finite field with $q$ elements, let $\chi$ be the canonical additive character of $\mathbb{F}_q$, let $\psi$ be a non-trivial multiplicative character of $\mathbb{F}_q$, and ...
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Sum of exponential functions involving powers of two

I came across a weird series with exponential functions and powers of two: $$\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \left(1 - e^{-2^{-k}z} \right), z \in \mathbb R_+$$ and have no idea how to solve this (if there even ...
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Exponential series is cosh(x), how to show using summation?

I want to show that $$\cosh(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} ‎\frac{(x)^{2n}‎}{(2n)!}‎ $$ I know that $cosh(x) = \frac{exp(x)+exp(-x)}{2}$ but i cant seem to get there from the original series. I know that ...
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Bounds on sum of cosines

Find bound on the following sums for $k\in \{1,\dots p-1\}$ where $p$ is a prime (even assumed to be $3\mod 4$, I used this to get to the current sum) find good upper and lower bounds on ...
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Express sum of complex exponentials as 1 + sum of cosines

I'm told that I can express the following sum of complex exponentials: $$\sum_{n=0}^6 e^{-j\Omega n}$$ As 1 plus 3 cosine terms. I'm having a really hard time arriving at this, I see where the 1 ...
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Solve equation with unknown in exponents

This is in continuation of this but not related to it completely. I am interested in finding a solution to the equation: $m' = m - \sum \limits_{j=1}^{m} (1 - d_{O_j}/n)^k$. where $m,m',n$ and ...
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Multiple Integral Approximation

Does anybody know how to simplify following multiple integration ? ...
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Approximate Sum of exponentials

I want to closely approximate the following sum into possibly a single term (not as infinite summation) $SUM= \exp^{(-a_1x_1-a_2x_2-a_3x_3)} - \exp^{(-v)}\exp^{(-b_1x_1-b_2x_2-b_3x_3)}$ here $a_i, ...
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Help in simplifying this nasty expression obtained after binomial expnasion

I have arrived to the following expression and was wondering if anyone can help me further simplify to something nicer, $$F= 1- [1-\text{exp} (- \alpha(N) ) ]^N= 1- \sum_{k=0}^{N} \binom{N}{k} ...
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Equality of exponential functions from geometric series

I'm currently trying to understand why the first and second line of this equation are in fact equal. This is taken from "Introduction to the Physics of Waves" by Tim Freegarde from a chapter about ...
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The sum of finite exponential series with a quadratic phase

How can I prove that: $$ \sqrt \frac K2 + i \sqrt \frac K2=\sum^K_{m=1}\exp\left(i\frac \pi Km^2\right) $$ When $K$ is even.
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How do I solve for $\delta$ in this question

$316.45 = 100e^{\delta(10)} + 100e^{\delta(5)}$ I don't know why I can't do this. I thought of using $\ln$ but I don't think $\ln(A+B) = \ln(A) + \ln(B)$ or does it?
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Proof that $ y(n) = ∑_{k=-∞}^{∞}\ {a}^{-k}u(n-k)u(-k) = \frac{1}{1-a }$ if $n>0$

Can someone explain the steps and how the boundaries for the summation change to result in the answer (And possible for the case where $n\leq 0$. I am not really a mathematician, don't know if the ...
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Why is $3^{(x-5)} + 3^{(x-7)} + 3^{(x-9)} = 91$?

So far I think that this is somehow related to that $(x-7) - (x-5) = (x-9) - (x-7) = 2$, but is it ? What steps do you take to add $3^{x-5} + 3^{x-7} + 3^{x-9}$ up ? Thank you!
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Stuck on derivative of logarithm of sum of exponentials

let's say that I need to calculate the following expression: $$ \frac{\partial\mathrm{log}(\mathrm{exp}(w_1 * x_1 + b_1) + \mathrm{exp}(w_2 * x_2 + b_2))}{\partial w_1} $$ How do I start? The rules ...
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Can I know the value of an infinite serie?

$$\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{n}{e^n}$$ I have found through a software that the value is $\dfrac{e}{(e-1)^2}$. I've been trying to do it manually but I am getting $\dfrac{\infty}{\infty}$, ...
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Can the following equations be solved without the need of numerical methods?

I'm taking advanced algebra in school. I have been asked to solve two equations: $\log_{6}(1-x) + \log(x^{2}-9) = 2 \\$ $ 3^{x+2} + 2^x = 5 $ The teacher said this equations can be solved ...
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Evaluation of infinite sum related to problems in elasticity

I'm working on some problems with relation to elasticity (plate mechanics in specific) and while I've made some progress the following sum is giving me a hard time ...
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Help in deriving proof with exponential and little-oh

I'm working through a proof of the Kelly Criterion found at http://www.elem.com/~btilly/kelly-criterion/. In checking up on some of the derivations I can't follow the last step in this sequence ...
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What is the infinite sum of $a^{b^x}$?

What would $$\sum^{\infty}_{n=0}(1/2)^{4^n}$$ be and how to determine it? EDIT: Apologies. I can see this converges by the ratio test. My issue is working out its sum, more for fun really. It ...
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The result of exponential sum formula

I am awakard to deal with math problem I am trying to understand the first condition that is (k-r)=mN I can understand when (k-r) is mN, the left formula is 1 But I don't know how to left ...
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Identity involving trigonometric sum

I have to prove that $$\overset{N}{\underset{n=-N}{\sum}} \left(N-\left|n\right|\right)e^{2\pi inx}=\left|\overset{N}{\underset{n=1}{\sum}} e^{2\pi inx}\right|^{2}=\left(\frac{\sin\left(N\pi ...
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Simplify exponential sum over $\mathbb{F}_p$ to prove identity

I have a sum involving $p$-th roots of unity (where $\frac{1}{t}$ is to be understood as the field inverse $t^{-1} \bmod p$ etc.) of the form $\begin{align*} &d_{j,k}=\sum_{a,b,c \in ...
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Problem involving summing exponential series:

I can show the first part (i) (a), but the second part (b) i think it should be $S=\infty$ since the denominator is zero with that value of $\theta$. However, this is not the answer, any ideas? ...
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Absolute value of a cubic Gauss sum (over Field $\mathbb{F}_p$ )

I'm interested in the quantity $|\sum_{x \in \mathbb{F}_p} \omega^{ax^3+bx^2+cx}|$ where $a \in \mathbb{F}_p^*,b,c \in \mathbb{F}_p$ and $\omega$ is a primitive $p$-th root of unity i.e. ...
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Number of distinct real roots with $e^{-x}$ in the equation

How to find the number of distinct real roots of the equation $$13x^{13}-e^{-x}-1=0$$ I know that we generally find number of real roots by observing number of sign changes in $f(x)$ and $f(-x)$ but ...
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closed-form term for this sum:

related to this question: Is there an easy closed-form term for $$\sum_{j=k}^{\infty} \frac{x^j}{j!}e^{-x},$$ thus when the sum starts at a constant $k$ instead of $1$? EDIT: Thanks for your help. ...
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How to approximate this large sum of exponential terms

Is there any way to approximate the following sum: $$ \sum\limits_{i_1=1}^N\sum\limits_{i_1=2}^N \cdots \sum\limits_{i_k=1}^N \cdots\sum\limits_{i_N=1}^N \exp(-r_{i_1}-r_{i_{k+1}}-r_{i_{2k+1}}- ...
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Derivative of Log of Summation of exponential function (base e)

A financial formula that I am implementing requires that I find the first derivative of a function to find a local maxima, from scratch. Can someone please help me with finding the first derivative of ...
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Exponential function as a sum

I have an exercise that asks me to write $e^{2x}$ using a power series of $x+1$. I know that $$e^{2x}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{(2x)^{n}}{n!}$$ Then, I tried something like this $$x=y+1\Rightarrow ...
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Maths for a half-life style calculation

Struggling to see a very simple way to do the following calculation. It strikes me that it must be similar to working out what percentage of uranium atoms in a sample of uranium will decay in a given ...
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Understanding solution to: $\sum_{k=0}^{N-1}\sum_{m=0}^{N-1}x[m]e^{-\rm j\frac{2\pi}{N}mk}e^{-\rm j\frac{2\pi}{N}nk}$

I cannot understand the solution that is presented below: \begin{eqnarray} X[k]&=&\sum_{m=0}^{N-1}x[m]e^{-\rm j\frac{2\pi}{N}mk}.\nonumber\\ y[n]&=&\sum_{k=0}^{N-1}X[k]e^{-\rm ...
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How can I derive this summation?

I have the following equation, $$ K_r=\left ( \frac{P}{RT} \right )^{v}exp \left \{ \sum_{s}\left [ (\beta_{s,r}-\alpha_{s,r}) \left \langle \frac{h_s}{RT}-\frac{s_s}{R}\right \rangle \right ] ...
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Simplified formula for the following sum

I have the following sum $$\sum_{n\ge 0}\sum_{0\le \alpha_i\le n+1,\\ \sum_{k=1}^N \alpha_i=n+1} \frac{e^{-(\rho+s)\left(\sum_{k=1}^N \alpha_kT_k\right)}\left(\rho\sum_{k=1}^N ...
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Inequation of an sum smaller than 1

I'm trying to figure out the following $$ \sum^{\infty}_{n=3} \dfrac{q!^2}{n!^2} < 1 $$ How I can show it if $q \geq 2$? Maybe with telescoping sums? Thanks, Landau
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Removing backups in an exponential fashion

Background: I want to create a backup system that utilizes the full space of a hard-disk. Given that all backups are approximately equal in size this means that I can save a fixed amount of backups. ...
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Multiplicative subgroup of a finite field with prescribed trace.

Any suggestions/methods/estimates for the following problem would be very appreciated. $l,p$ are primes with $p \equiv 1 \!\! \pmod l$. $r$ is a positive integer with $r \equiv 1 \!\! \pmod p$ and $q ...
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Find the inverse function of a function relating to limited exponential sum

The function is given out as: $$y = 4x + {x^m} + {x^{ - m}},where{\text{ 0 < m}} \leqslant {\text{1, 0 < }}y < 6;$$ Closed form will be highly appreciate,but approximate results is also ...
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Baker-Hausdorff Lemma from Sakurai's book

I'd like to show that, given to hermitian operators $A,G$ on a Hilbert space $\mathscr{H}$, the following identity holds: $$ e^{iG\lambda}A e^{-iG\lambda} = A + i\lambda [G,A] + ...
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Is there a 'mild' product function?

I'm simulating an economy, each person has a list of integers representing the quantity of each resource they possess (for example: 5 water, 6 food, 2 education). From this I want to calculate ...
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Solve for Exponent in a summation

For a simple summation: $$ Z = \sum_{x=1}^X x^n $$ Solve for n. I have googled unsuccessfully and I do not remember this.
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Descartes Rule of Sign for exponential sums

I have the following exponential sums ($x\in\mathbb{R}$) $$f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^Na_iP_i(x)b_i^x$$ where $P(x)$ is some monomial, e.g., $x^2, x^3,\dots$, so $f(x)$ looks like ...
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Sum of finite series of $\exp(an^2 + bn + c))$

Is there a way to simplify that sum to an expression without actual performing the summation, similar to the formula for calculating the sum of a (finite) geometric series? $\sum_{n=0}^{N-1} ...
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Number of zeros in polynomial-exponential sums

Is there some bound (or even an exact solution) on number of real roots of polynomial-exponential sum of type $$f(x) = a_1b_1^x+a_2b_2^x+\cdots=\sum_{i=1}^N a_i b_i^x = 0$$ where $b_i>0, ...
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About complex exponential summation

Let $f:\,\mathbb{R}^{+}\rightarrow\mathbb{R},\, f\in C^{\infty}\left(\mathbb{R}^{+}\right)$ and such that $f\left(n\right)>0\,\forall n\in\mathbb{N}$. Let $c>0$ a real number, $N>0$ a large ...
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How does $\displaystyle \frac{e^{-x}}{1-e^{-x}}$ become $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}e^{-kx}$?

How does $\displaystyle \frac{e^{-x}}{1-e^{-x}}$ become $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}e^{-kx}$? I know $\displaystyle \frac{e^{-x}}{1-e^{-x}}=\frac{1}{e^x-1}=\left(\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} ...
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Summation evaluation of $\sum_{j=0}^k n^{1/2^j}$?

How do I go about solving this: $\sum_{j=0}^k n^{1/2^j}$ So, the terms of this series are $n , n^{1/2},n^{1/4},n^{1/8},.......n^{1/2^k}$ Any insights on what the thought process should be, to ...
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What is the distribution of the average of IID exponential RVs? (have to use MGFs)

Just a quick question as I cannot figure this out. Here is the problem: Q: What is the distribution of the following? ($Y_1 + Y_2 + Y_3 +\cdots+ Y_n$) $ /n$ if each $Y$ is independent and identically ...
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How can I resolve $\sum_{x=0}^{\infty} xe^{-x/\theta}$? [duplicate]

I stumble on this summation during an exercise. How can I resolve $\sum_{x=0}^{\infty} xe^{-x/\theta}$?
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How would you solve for $x$ in $7^{x}=5^{x-4}$?

How would you be able to make these the same base? I tried to put it into a base $10$ formula, but it ended up making $x=0$.