Questions about the properties of functions of the form $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n x^n$, where the $a_n$ are real or complex numbers, and $x$ is real or complex (or more generally an element of a Banach algebra).

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Showing that two infinite series converge to the same value

I was preparing for my exam and came across this problem. Show that The series on the left hand side is the power series of $\ln(1+x)$ evaluated at $x=1$. This is what i've done so far. From ...
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Proof that $\dfrac{1}{e^x}=e^{-x}$ without converting it to $e^{x}e^{-x}=1$.

I want to show that $\dfrac{1}{e^x} = e^{-x}$ from the Taylor expansion of $e^x$. To express $\dfrac{1}{e^x}$ as a power series, I let: $$ \left(\dfrac{1}{0!}x^0 + \dfrac{1}{1!}x^1 + ...
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Showing that $\exp(\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nX^n)=\prod_{n=0}^\infty\exp(a_nX^n)$

I've just come across formal power series and am not very fluent with them yet. I'd like to show that $\exp(\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nX^n)=\prod_{n=0}^\infty\exp(a_nX^n)$. Can anybody help?
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Summation of exponential series [duplicate]

Evaluate the limit: $$ \lim_{n \to \infty}e^{-n}\sum_{k = 0}^n \frac{n^k}{k!} $$ It is not as easy as it seems and the answer is definitely not 1. Please help in solving it.
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Radius of convergence of power series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{\sin n!}{n!}} {x^n}$

The power series $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{\frac{\sin n!}{n!}} {x^n}$ has radius of convergence $R$, then $R\geq1$ $R\geq e$ $R\geq2e$ All are correct I wanted to know how will get the ...
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Ramanujan's approximation for $\pi$

In 1910, Srinivasa Ramanujan found several rapidly converging infinite series of $\pi$, such as $$ \frac{1}{\pi} = \frac{2\sqrt{2}}{9801} \sum^\infty_{k=0} \frac{(4k)!(1103+26390k)}{(k!)^4 396^{4k}}. ...
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Showing $y_1$ or $y_2$ are not polynomials

proof that $y_1$ or $y_2$ are not a polynomial for any $n$ $$ y_1(x)=1-\frac{n(n+1)}{2!}x^2+\frac{(n-2)n(n+1)(n+3)}{4!}x^4-+\cdots$$ $$ ...
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Short form of few series

Is there a short form for summation of following series? $$\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty\sum\limits_{k=0}^n\dfrac{(-1)^kn!\alpha^{2n}((2y-1)^{2k+1}+1)}{2^{2n+1}(2n)!k!(n-k)!(2k+1)}$$ ...
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Product of two $2$-variables Taylor series

Using the standard multi-index notation, suppose we have the two Taylor series $$ f(\theta) := \sum_{|\alpha|=0}^{\infty} a_{\alpha} \theta^{\alpha} $$ and $$ g(\theta) := \sum_{|\alpha|=0}^{\infty} ...
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Proof on why $0-1+2-3+4-\ldots\neq-1/4$

When reviewing my notes on series' convergence, I thought of applying a workaround on why $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^nn$ should or shouldn't be $-1/4$ (I recalled this page). I started by considering ...
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Radius of convergence of powerseries containing $(\log n)^n$

$$ \begin{align} \sum_{n=2}^\infty (\log n)^n(z+1)^{n^2} \end{align} $$ What is the radius of convergence of this power-series? I tried applying the root test and the ratio test , but I couldn't ...
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Power series solution to integral equation

Hi guys i'm reading a paper in which the authors have two coupled integral equation for the function $f(x)$ and $g(x)$, in order to solve this problem they employ a power series expansion of these ...
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What is the radius of convergence for the power series of the Riemann zeta function at $x_0=0$?

Someone said about complex analysis that power series behave the way you expect in real analysis. After suggested edits in the comments below: What is the radius of convergence for the power series ...
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Disk of convergence of the series $ \sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty n!\,(z-i)^{n!} $

$$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty n!(z-i)^{n!} $$ Find the disk of convergence of this powerseries. Can I set $n!=k$ and then deal with $\sum_{n=1}^\infty k z^k$ . On another note $\frac{z^{(n+1)!}}{z^{n!}}$ ...
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How to obtain probability distribution from the generating function $G(s) = e^{a(s-1)^2}$?

I was trying to get the probability distribution $p(n)$ from a generating function $G(s)$ like this: $G(s) = e^{a(s-1)^2}=\sum s^np(n)$ I need first to do Maclaurin expansion of the exponential and ...
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Power series and Taylor series

Let $f:\Bbb R\to\Bbb R$ be a $\cal C^\infty$ function. Consider the power series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{f^{(n)}(0)}{n!}x^n$$ and call $R$ its radius of convergence. Then, is it true that in ...
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Calculating $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (r e^{2 \pi i \alpha})^{n!}$ for $\alpha \in \mathbb Q$.

I need to calculate $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (r e^{2 \pi i \alpha})^{n!}$ for $\alpha \in \mathbb Q$ and $r \in \mathbb R$. My Attempt: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (r e^{2 \pi i \alpha})^{n!}=\sum_{n=0}^\infty r ...
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Find the Taylor series and prove it converges using the defintion

I'm studying for the FE Exam. A simple walk-through would be appreciated to help my understanding of how to solve similar problems. Find the Taylor series about $x=2$ for the function $f(x) = x^5 - ...
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Radius of convergence of powerseries $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1^n)}{n!}z^n$

$$ \begin{align} \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^n}{n!}z^n \end{align} $$ Find the radius of convergence of this powerseries. To determine the radius of convergence should I split it into two separate ...
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Power series function expansion as solution for integral equation

I'm facing an integral equation whose unknown is a function $f(x)$: The equation is of the kind: $$ K = \int_{-l}^{l} G(x,s)f(s)ds $$ So it's a Fredholm integral equation that is rewritten in this ...
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Interval of convergence using ratio test on the series ln(1 - x)

I have to find the series expansion and interval of convergence for the function ln(1 - x). For the expansion, I have gone through the process and obtained the series: -x - (x^2/2) - (x^3/3) - . . . ...
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Maclaurin series - Approximation and interval of convergence

This is a problem which I should apparently be solving with Maclaurin series, but I failed to do so. So I attempted it with binomial series, with 5 terms and an error less than the requirement in ...
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Power series function - convergence interval

Could someone help me finding the function and convergence interval for following power series? I don't need a step by step answer, but I'm not entirely sure where to start. $\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty} ...
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Sequence Interval of convergence

I could someone help me with the following sequence of functions of which I attempted to find the interval of convergence, but I couldn't get it to match with the solution I get from WolframAlpha ...
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A function equal to its Taylor series on an interval is also equal to its Taylor series on a subinterval with different center

Suppse the power series $ \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n (x-a )^n$ has positive radius of convergence $R$ and thus defines a real analytic fuction $f$ on $(a-R,a+R).$If $x_0$ is a point with $|x_0-a|<R,$ ...
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A nonregular local ring [duplicate]

Consider the ring of the formal power series $k[[T_1,\ldots,T_n]]$ ($k$ algebraically closed) where $\mathfrak m$ is the maximal ideal. If $f\in\mathfrak m^2$, why $$\frac{k[[T_1,\ldots,T_n]]}{(f)}$$ ...
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Power Series constant values

I know that we could represent the function $\frac{8x}{7+x}$ as a power series $8\sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^n(\frac{x}{7})^{n+1}$ Therefore the first few terms would be: ...
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$f\in C^\omega ((a-R,a+R),\mathbb{R})$ [closed]

We discuss the following question in the field of real numbers . A a power series $f(x)= \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n (x-a )^n$ converges in $(a-R,a+R).$ Prove: $$\forall x_0\in\left(a-R,a+R \right), ...
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$\lim_{x\rightarrow {0}^{+}}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{(-1)}^{n-1}\frac{1}{n!{x}^{n}}=?$

$$\lim_{x\rightarrow {0}^{+}}\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{(-1)}^{n-1}\frac{1}{n!{x}^{n}}=?$$ I found this question during my study. In my opinion ,it is not difficult to solve ,but it is interesting. So I ...
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'Deriving' the Laplace Transform from the $z$ Transform: Missing a $\Delta t$

Textbooks normally give the following 'derivation' (or justification, if you prefer) of the z-Transform from the Laplace Transform. Let $x(t)$ be a signal defined on $t\geq 0$, and write a discretized ...
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Radius of convergence of power series which has factorial term

I am trying to find radius of convergence of the following power series: $\sum_{n\geq 1} n^n z^{n!}$ I tried ratio test but it became complicated, I have never seen such radius of convergence problem ...
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Upper bound for modulus of a function

Let $f(t,x)$ be a bounded and continuous function on $\mathbb{R}_t \times \mathcal{U}$ where $\mathcal{U}$ is an open neighborhood of $0 \in \mathbb{C}_x$. Moreover, assume that for each fixed $t$, ...
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Find the first 5 coefficients of the series $\frac{6x}{x+9} = \sum_{n=0}^\infty C_n x^n$

I rewrote the equation series as $$ \frac69 \sum_{n=0}^\infty \left(\frac{-1}{9}\right)^n x^{n+1} $$ And therefore have coefficients of $C_0 = 6/9, C_1 = \left( 6/9 \right) ...
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Recurrence - using power series

Could you help me in solving this recursion( a closed form ) using power series $\mu(n)=\mu(n−1)k_0+(n−1)\mu(n−2) k_1 \tag 1$, where $k_0,k_1$ are constants $\mu(0)=3,\mu(1)=5$ HINT: We can think ...
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Showing the following function is entire…

The full problem asks about the following function using it's Maclaurin series: $$f(x)=\left\{ \begin{array}{lr} \frac{\sin(z)}{z} & : z \neq 0\\ \;\;\;\;1 & : z=0 \end{array} \right.$$ I've ...
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Summation of infinite series

If we know the series sum given below converges to a value $C$(constant) $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n =C \tag 2$$ Can we generate following in terms of C. values of $a_n$ will tend to zero as n goes to ...
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Find first five terms of the power series representation for the function

f(x) = ${e^x cos(x^2)}$ So I have the answer which is ${1+x+\frac{x^2}{2!}+\frac{x^3}{3!}+(\frac{1}{4!}-\frac{1}{2!})x^4+...}$ So I know that ${e^x = \sum\frac{x^n}{n!}}$ and that ...
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Finding the sum of a sequence of terms

$$1/1(2) - 1/3(2^3) + 1/5(2^5) - 1/7(2^7)$$ This is equal to $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty(1/2)^{2n+1}(-1)^n/(2n+1)$$ Differentiating this leads to: $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty(-1/4)^n$$ Which is equal to $4/5$ Thus, ...
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Does $x^2+ x^4/(3\cdot4) + x^6/(3\cdot4\cdot5\cdot6) + \cdots$ have any compact form?

Is there any compact form for the following series $$F_1(x) = x^2+ \frac{x^4}{3\cdot4} + \frac{x^6}{3\cdot4\cdot5\cdot6} + \cdots$$ $$F_2(x) = x+ \frac{x^3}{2\cdot3} + \frac{x^5}{2\cdot3\cdot4\cdot5} ...
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Evaluate Definite Integral to desired accuracy

Evaluate $$\int_0^{1/2}x^3\arctan(x)\,dx$$ My work so far: $x^3\arctan(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty(-1)^n \dfrac{x^{2n+4}}{2n+1}$ $$\int_0^{1/2}x^3\arctan(x)\,dx = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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What's $\sum{\frac{x^n}{n^3}}$?

What's $\displaystyle f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty{\frac{x^n}{n^3}}$? Note its derivative: $$\displaystyle f'(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty{\frac{x^{n-1}}{n^2}}$$ and the next derivative: $$\displaystyle ...
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Asymptotic behavior of $\sum\limits_{k=1}^n \frac{2^k}{k}$

I'm looking for an asymptotic equivalent of $$\sum_{0 < k \le n} \frac{2^k}{k}$$ as $n \to \infty$. A plausible candidate seems to be $\frac{2^{n+1}}{n+1}$ (WolframAlpha plot, and the intuitive ...
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Summation of infinte series

Sir, I have three infinite summation $A =J_1 \sum_{n=2}^\infty (n-1) f(n-2) \tag 1$ , $B =\sum_{n=0}^\infty f(n) \tag 2$ and $C =J_2\sum_{n=1}^\infty f(n-1) \tag 3$, with ...
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What is the Riemann surface of $y=\sqrt{z+z^2+z^4+\cdots +z^{2^n}+\cdots}$?

The following appears as the second-to-last problem of Stewart's Complex Analysis: Describe the Riemann surface of the function $y=\sqrt{z+z^2+z^4+\cdots +z^{2^n}+\cdots}$. This problem ...
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How do I plug in endpoints into a power series?

I don't understand how to plug in the endpoints into the original power series. The original power series is $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty {(-1)^n x^n\over{n+1}} $$ What I have so far is this: I applied the ...
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Differentiation and integration of a series

If I have a power series $$\sum _{k}^{\infty }f(x)$$ and I differentiate it I get according to my current knowledge $\sum _{k}^{\infty }f(x)'$,however when I look at a power series defined by $$\sum ...
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Analytic Extension: Imaginary Stripe

I was always wondering the following: Given a real analytic function there exists a positive radius of convergence for every point. This won't be affected by allowing complex numbers so it extends ...
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power series for square root matrix

Suppose I have a matrix of the form $$U\ =\ (I+z\thinspace X)^{\frac{1}{2}}$$ where $I$ is the $n\times n$ identity matrix, $z\in\mathbb{C}$ and $X$ is a $n\times n$ arbitrary complex matrix with ...
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abstract conceptual usage of power series, advice on how to approach similar problems

This problem is a bit strange, I have the solution for this particular one, I just think that it a very ambiguous question. How would you go about solving it? My answer is that b is larger because ...
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Convergence, interval, radius of power series, conceptual explanation please [closed]

Could someone explain how to solve the problem. A very basic and broad understanding is what I am looking for so that if I were to have to approach this problem with different numbers I would know ...