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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How would I set up the Taylor's Inequality to prove that the function is equal to its Taylor Series expansion?

How would I set up the Taylor's Inequality to prove that the function $f(x) = \frac{1}{x}$ is equal to its Taylor Series expansion centered at $x=1$? I've done the Taylor series expansion, but ...
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One of the points of interval of convergence of the power series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \left(\frac{x^8-1}{3}\right)^n$ is not a real number?

One of my points is not a real number in my interval of convergence! This is how I calculated it: $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \left|\frac{x^8-1}{3}\right|$$ Using root test $\frac{x^8-1}{3} <1$ ...
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How can I solve differential equation near point that is not normal

Let we have the following differential equation : $$2z(z+1)w''+z(z+1)w'-w=0$$ By power series near the point $z_0=0$ the problem that the point $z_0$ isn't normal point for this equation , so how can ...
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How to Find the Function of a Given Power Series?

(Please see edit below; I originally asked how to find a power series expansion of a given function, but I now wanted to know how to do the reverse case.) Can someone please explain how to find the ...
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Write a function as $\sum _{n=0} ^{\infty} a_n x^n$

We have $f(x) = (x+ x^2 + x^3 + x^4 + x^5 + x^6)^4$. Now I want to write this as $\sum _{n=0} ^{\infty} a_n x^n$. What I got: $f(x) = (x+ x^2 + x^3 + x^4 + x^5 + x^6)^4 = x^4 (1+ x + x^2 + x^3 + ...
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Find a recurrence relation and solve it

Let $a_n$ be the nummber of ways that 4 people can throw $n$ eyes together with a die. Every person throw once. Now I want to find a generating function and compute $a_n$ for different $n$. To do ...
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Finding interval of convergence for complicated sum

I'm going through old exams for my Calc III course and came across a problem that I did not know how to do. The problem is: Find the interval of convergence of the series ...
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Stuck on finding where $\sum_1^{\infty} (x+4)^{n}$ converges conditionally.

I have all the questions correct on my hw except for one: find where $\sum_1^{\infty} (x+4)^{n}$ converges conditionally. Radius of Convergence I got 1 for this, by using the root test and finding ...
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Find series representation of a function

Let $\displaystyle f(x) = x^4 (\frac{1-x^6}{1-x})^4$. Now I want to find the series representation of this function. Note that $\displaystyle \frac{d^3}{dx^3} (\frac{1}{1-x})= \frac{6}{(1-x)^4}$. ...
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Calculating a power series [on hold]

I was wondering if anyone knows how to calculate: $\sum_\limits{t=-\infty}^{\infty}$ $a^{t} e^{-itb}$, for constants a,b and $-\pi < b < \pi$ Can we take the t=0 term out to reduce it ...
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Compute the sum $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}k^mz^k$ where $|z|<1$

Do you know how to find the limit of $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}k^mz^k$ where $|z|<1$ and m is a natural number? I've tried to google it in wiki but I do not understand the closed form ...
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Is a holomorphic function analytic in a ‘real’ sense?

I am taking a course in complex analysis, and I asked myself the following question: If a function $ f: \mathbb{C} \to \mathbb{C} $ is holomorphic, can its real and imaginary parts be given by a ...
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Power series writing terms

Can someone explain how I should be solving for theses terms? I got my series to be $10(-7x)^n$, but I dont know what to do from there. Original link to image: http://imgur.com/6sUVvaR
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Transformation of a function into a power series [on hold]

How can I transform the real functions $\frac{1}{1-\sin(x)}$ and $\frac{x}{e^x-1}$ into power series with $x_0=0$?
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Poles of power series

This may be a trivial question, but I haven't been able to find an answer. Given a power series about $x_0$ $F(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n (x-x_0)^n$, how do we find its (complex) poles? What about the ...
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Formal Expansion of another Expansion

Given a function $f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{c_n}{x^n n!}$, where $c_n$ are constants, we want to find the formal series expansion of the function $g(x)=\exp(f(x))$ in terms of $x$. I want to ...
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Power Series: $\sum_1^{\infty} (x)^{n}\frac{n^3}{n!}$

I just started learning about the power series, can someone help me with finding the radius of convergence and interval of convergence? So I am stuck on the radius of convergence because apparently I ...
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How to find a Taylor series for $e^{x^2-1}$? [on hold]

How do I proceed to write a taylor series expansion for $e^{x^2-1}$? I know the series for $e^x$: it is $1+(x)+(x^2/2!)+\dots$ Edit: Would a Maclaurin series expansion be different?
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Series representation of simple function - a general form for the coefficients?

I'm looking for a series representation for $$ f\left(r_j\right)=\frac{ \left( m - r_j \right)^{\frac{3}{2}\left(m-1\right)}}{\left(j + m - r_i - r_j \right)^{\frac{3}{2} \left( m + j - 1 \right)} } ...
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Function represented by power series

To what function does the function with power series , $ |x|<1$ $$F(x)=\frac{x^2}{2}-\frac{x^4}{4}+\frac{x^6}{6}-\frac{x^8}{8}+\cdots$$ converge?
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Infinite sequence and power series

infinite sequence $a_{n}$ where $$\lim_{n\to \infty} |na_{n}|=1101 $$ Find R of convergence of the power series $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_{n}x^n$$ Anyone can guide me for this question? Thank you so ...
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Compute radius of convergence and the first three coefficients of a function

Let $\displaystyle f(z) = \frac{z+1}{(2z+1)(1+ \sin z)}$, with serie expansion $\sum_{n=0} ^\infty a_n z^n$ around zero. Now I want to compute the radius of convergence and the first three ...
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Representation of power series of product of sine and cosine

Given $$ f(x)= \int \limits_0^x \sin(y^2) \cos(y^2) \mathrm{d}y $$ Anyone can help and guide me for this?I don't really have an idea of how to represent it as power series Thank you! My attempt: $$ ...
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Radius of convergence of the series-power series

Can anyone help me to check whether my solution is correct because we are not provided with the solutions,but I want to ensure what I did is correct. Thanks for your help! (a)$\sum_{n=1}^\infty 5^n ...
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The even-numbered coefficients of the Maclaurin series of $ \frac{1}{\cos(x)} $ are odd integers.

Let’s consider $ G(z) \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} \dfrac{1}{\cos(z)} $ as the exponential generating function of the sequence of Euler numbers. How can one prove that in the Maclaurin series of $ G $, $$ ...
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Determine the radius of convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n^{n^{1/3}}z^n$ (by the ratio test if possible)

Determine the radius of convergence of the following power series: $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n^{n^{1/3}}z^n$ Applying the ratio test gives $\frac{({n+1})^{({n+1})^{1/3}}}{n^{n^{1/3}}}z<1$. So ...
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Complex power series which converges absolutely on the boundary converges absolutely on a neighborhood of the boundary

If a complex power series $\sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} a_n z^n$ converges absolutely for $|z| \leq 1$, does it necessarily converge absolutely for $|z| < 1 + \epsilon$, for some $\epsilon > 0$?
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Why the radius of convergence and not “areas of convergence” for power series?

My calculus is quite rusty and I'm trying to rebuild it on an intuitive basis. Currently, I am looking at power series and have trouble understanding the radius of convergence. I am comfortable with ...
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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 [closed]

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 $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n!^2x^{n^2}$ [closed]

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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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