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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approximate $\int_{0}^{0.5}{\frac{\sin(x)}{x}}dx$

By using Maclaurin series, approximate the value of $$\int_{0}^{0.5}{\frac{\sin(x)}{x}}dx$$ to within an error $0.0001$, where $x$ is in radians. My attempt: Since we know the Maclaurin series of ...
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Radius of convergence and sum of alternating series $1 - z + z^2 - z^3 + \ldots $

I have a (complex) function represented by the power series \begin{equation*} L(z) = z -\frac{z^2}{2} + \frac{z^3}{3} - \frac{z^4}{4} \ldots \end{equation*} which I have tried to represent (perhaps ...
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How can I solve the following differential equation [on hold]

How can I solve the following differential equation : $$w''+(\sin z)w'+(1+z^2)w=0$$ In two case : without use power series use power series near the point $z=0$
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Working out $\tan x$ using sin and cos expansion

Using only the series expansions $\sin x = x- \dfrac{x^3} {3!} + \dfrac{x^5} {5!} + ...$ and $\cos x = 1 - \dfrac{x^2} {2!} + \dfrac{x^4}{4!} + ...$ Find the series expansions of the $\tan x$ ...
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power series steps help

Can someone show me how to do this problem? I really need a walk through of the steps if possible. Find a power series representation for the function and determine its radius of convergence. $$ ...
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Is my proof that $\frac{\pi}{4}=\sum\limits_{n\geq 0}(-1)^n \frac{1}{2n+1}$ correct?

Respected All I was trying to prove that $$\sum_{n\geq 0}(-1)^{n} \frac{1}{2n+1}=\frac{\pi}{4}$$ What I tried to show like this. We know $$\frac{1}{1+x^2}=(1+x^2)^{-1}=\sum_{n\geq 0}(-1)^nx^{2n}, ...
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Power series confusion

I'm having trouble with power series. Can someone walk me through this? My biggest problem is always figuring out what I need to break apart. Find a power series representation for each function ...
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Difference between a convergent series and an asymptotic series?

Can someone let me know the difference between a convergent series and an asymptotic series with an example? Can both the series be the same at some situations? In what situations an asymptotic series ...
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Debye Function Integral (BlackBody)

Show that $$ \int^{\infty}_{0} \frac{x^{3} \, dx}{e^{x}-1} = \frac{\pi^{4}}{15} $$ by expanding the integrand in powers of $e^{-x} $ and integrating term by term. Could anyone help with this one?
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Infinite series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}nx^{n+1}$ does not comply to any of my (known) tests

I am attempting to find the interval of convergence for $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}nx^{n+1}$$ The lower bound, x = -1, would be tested by determining if $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n(-1)^{n+1}$$ diverges. ...
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radius of convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n!^2x^{n^2}$ [on hold]

Determine the radius of convergence of the following power series: $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n!^2x^{n^2}$
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Radius of convergence of $x/sinh(x)$

the function $\mathbb{R}\ni x\mapsto \frac{x}{\sinh(x)}\in\mathbb{R}$ can be written in a neighborhood of $0\in\mathbb{R}$ as a Taylor series, i.e. $\frac{x}{\sinh(x)}=\sum\limits_{k=0}^{\infty} a_k ...
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how to understand Taylor's inequality intuitively?

I am learning the Taylor Series at the moment and I am trying to figure out how to understand Taylor's inequality intuitively. I know you can integrate repeatedly and prove the inequality is ...
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Find the function that equals to $1-x^3+x^6-x^9+ \cdots$

Find the function that equals to $1-x^3+x^6-x^9+ \cdots$ for all $|x| < 1$ I know that $\frac{1}{1+x} = 1-x+x^2-x^3+...$ But I couldn't find the pattern here
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Power series expansion of f(x)=1/(1-x) around x=0 and x=-1

For the power series expansion of the function $f(x)$ I worked out the at $x=0$ the power series expansion is $$1(x-0)^n$$ and at $x=-1$ the power series expansion is ...
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Power series expansion using Taylors Theorem.

So the function $f(x)=3x^2-6x+5$ needs to be written as a power series expansion around $x=a$ and the goal is to show $x=a$ is $f(x)$ for every $a$. So I started off by finding up to the third ...
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Help with simplification rules form sums and integrals.

IF you had a power series with summation notation and an integral what expressions would you be able to pull outside the integral and which would you be able to pull outside the sum.
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Help with general power series concept

If f(x) is some general polynomial, what will the power series expansion of f(x) be. Is there a set rule for finding the power series of polynomials.
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How can I solve the following differential equation without use power series

Let we have the following differential equation $$y''-xy'=e^{-x}$$ how can I solve this differential equation without use power series
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Recursive relationship for Peano Baker Series

The Peano Baker Series is a integral has the following form $$\varPhi(h,0)=I+\intop_0^h G(t_{1}) \, dt_1 + \intop_0^h G(t_1) \intop_0^{t_{1}} G(t_2) \, dt_2 \, dt_1 + \intop_0^h G(t_1) ...
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How to solve $1 = \sum_{p \text{ prime}} x^{-p-1}$?

As the title says, I am trying to solve the equation $$1 = \sum_{p \text{ prime}} x^{-p-1}$$ and I'm not really sure where to begin. I got this from an exercise in a book and apparently there is a ...
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How can I solve the following differential equation [on hold]

How can I solve the following differential equation by power series near the point $z=1$ $$(z^2-2z+2)w''+2(z-1)w'=0$$ Then I have to find the radius of convergence of the solution
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How to solve power series expansions.

The function is $f(x)=1/(1-x)$ and it asks to find a power series expansion expanded around $x=a$, which would be the general expansion as well as around $x=0$ and $x=2$.
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Power Series representation of $\frac{x^3}{(3x+4)^2}$

How do you do this? I have an exam in 2 hours and I know this type will be on it and I have no clue. We were taught to base it off the power series of $x^n$
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Estimate on rate of growth of a power series

Given two sequences $(a_k),(b_k)$ with $a_k\geq0,b_k>0$ such that the power series $\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_k b_kr^{k}$ and $\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_kr^k$ converge for each $r>0$. My question now is: ...
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An entire function is a polynomial iff the Taylor expansion around $0$ converges uniformly

Let $g:\mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C}$ an entire function. Prove that the Taylor expansion around $0$ converges uniformly in all $\mathbb{C}$ if and only if $g$ is a polynomial. 1/2 PROOF I think I ...
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How to solve power series for terms and convergence?

Find the first five non-zero terms of power series representation centered at x=0 for the function. What is the interval of convergence? f(x) = \frac{x}{1+3 x}
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Multiplying and factoring in Formal Power Series

I'm working with some formal power series in my homework. Somewhere in the middle of my hw problem I reach a point where I would really like to factor, but I'm not sure if I can. Suppose $F_k$ ...
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Prove $f(x)=g(x)$ for all $x \in\mathbb{R}$

If $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{x^n}{n!}, x\in\mathbb{R}$$ and $$ g(x) = 1 + \int_0^x f(t) \,dt $$ prove that $g(x)=f(x)$ for all $x\in\mathbb{R}$ and prove that $f$ is differentiable on ...
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how would i simplify this into an identity?

$$ B_{n,k}^{f\ln(g)} = B_{n,k}\left(\frac{d}{dx}[f(x)\ln(g(x))], \frac{d^2}{dx^2}[f(x) \ln(g(x)), \cdots, \frac{d^{n-k+1}}{dx^{n-k+1}}[f(x) \ln(g(x))]\right) $$ We know that: $$ B_{n,k}^{f\ln(g)} = ...
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Verifying whether an expression equals $\frac{1}{x}$

The derivative of some expression turned out to be: $$\frac{e^x}{x}(1 -\frac{1}{2x}) + e^x\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\frac{x^{n -1}}{n!} + \frac12 \sum_{n =3}^{\infty}\frac{x^{n -2}}{n(n-2)!} + ...
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Solving $y'(x)-2xy(x)=2x$ by using power series

I have a first order differential equation: $y'(x)-2xy(x)=2x$ I want to construct a function that satisfies this equation by using power series. General approach: $y(x)=\sum_0^\infty a_nx^n$ ...
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How do I extrapolate summation notation from a given series?

I am currently working on the power series for a homework assignment. I have to find the radius of convergence for the function $$\frac{10}{1+64x^2}$$ By setting up the $$\frac{1}{1+64x^2}$$ part ...
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Finding the co-efficients of this power series

I am required to find the co-efficients of this power series: $2x\ln(1+2x)$ I approached the problem by considering the $\ln(1+2x)$ part as the integral of $2/(1+2x)$ and applied the geometric series ...
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Determine the radius of convergence of power series [on hold]

If I have the following functions : $$F(x)=\frac{2x}{1+x^2}$$ and $$G(x)=\frac{4x^2}{1+x^2}$$ and I want to determine the radius of convergence of power series , when I write each one of them as ...
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Bounds on Maclaurin series of $e^{-x^2}$

This is a problem from a textbook: By taking the 4th degree Maclaurin polynomial for $e^{-x^2}$ find an approximation to $\int^1_0 e^{-x^2} \text{dx}$. Place bounds on the error in this ...
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Maclaurin polynomial error term

this is a problem from a textbook, What degree Maclaurin polynomial of $e^x$ must be taken to guarantee an estimate of $e$ to within $1 \times 10^{-6}$ The answer from textbook is $n=17$, but I ...
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Has this infinite sum $\sum _{i=1}^{\infty } p^i \log (b i+a)$ any known solution?

I am wondering if exist a known solution for this kind of infinite sum $$ \sum _{i=1}^{\infty } p^i \log (a i + b) $$ where $p,a,b$ are real and $p\leq 1$. ...or even an approximation of the exact ...
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Derivative of Bessel J series… Do I reindex my summation?

Okay, short question: what happens to my index upon differentiation and why? This is a small step in a larger proof I'm working on... Given the series representation of Bessel J $$J_n = ...
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Question on power, If 2x^2x^2x^2x… =4 Solve for x

I've seen this random example, in which can anyone give me clue how to solve for $ x $ here?
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How do i take the inverse cauchy product of the following summation?

Well i start out by defining the following partial bell polynomial as: $$ B_{n,k}^u = \frac{n!}{k!} [t^n] \left(\sum_{m \geq 1} \frac{d^m}{dx^m}[u] \frac{t^m}{m!} \right)^k $$ Where $[t^n]$ is the ...
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Expressing ${}_2F_1(a, b; c; z)^2$ as a single series

Is there a way to express $${}_2F_1\bigg(\frac{1}{12}, \frac{5}{12}; \frac{1}{2}; z\bigg)^2$$ as a single series a la Clausen? Note that Clausen's identity is not applicable here.
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How expand an equation in powers of two variables?

Let $$ \varphi=\int\frac{dr}{r^2\sqrt{\frac{1}{b^{2}}-\left(1-\frac{s}{r}\right)\frac{1}{r^{2}}}} $$ Is it possible to expand the above equation in powers of $\frac{s}{r}$?. I know that after ...
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Find the value of Taylor coefficient $a_5$ for the function $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$

Find the value for $a_5$ If $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$ has the power series expansion $\sum_1^\infty a_nx^n$, then find $a_5$ up to three correct decimal places. I think it is a Taylor ...
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Find the Laurent expansion for $f(z)=\frac{\exp{1/z^2}}{z-1}$ about $z=0$.

Find the Laurent expansion for $f(z)=\frac{\exp{(1/z^2)}}{z-1}$ about $z=0$. I was able to determine the series for each of the factors. We have ...
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Maclaurin Series: Complex Analysis

Question: Use the representation $\sin z = \sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n\frac{z^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$, $|z|<\infty$ to write the Maclaurin series for the function $f(z) = \sin z^2$ and point out how ...
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Find the Laurent Expansion of $f(z)$

Find the Laurent Expansion for $$f(z)=\frac{1}{z^4+z^2}$$ about $z=0$. I have found the partial fraction decomposition $$f(z)=\frac{1}{z^4+z^2}=\frac{1}{z^2}-\frac{1}{2i(z-i)}+\frac{1}{2i(z+i)}.$$ ...
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Proof for multiplication of two power series

Prove that $(\sum_{k=0}^\infty u^k)^2=\sum_{k=0}^\infty (k+1)u^k$ when |u|<1. This is a proof I need for a larger proof I was doing. I am stuck on this, so I was not able to make any notable ...
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Convergence/Divergence of a Power Series when testing endpoints

Just a simple question, but when you test the endpoints of a Power Series for convergence/divergence, does the series have to absolutely converge or will conditional convergence be enough? Thanks!
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Irreducibility in $k((t))[y]$

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field of char $0$ and suppose $f(y) \in k[y]$ (need not be monic). Let $t$ be an indeterminate and consider the fraction field $k((t))$ of power series ring ...