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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Find all the values of x, for which the series converges.

$\sum\limits_{n=1}^∞ (x^2/(x^2+4))^n$ I did try to use the ratio test and I ended up with $| x^2/(x^2+4)|<1$ I don't have any idea what to do after this, how do I solve for x?
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$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n x^n$ and there exists a sequence $(x_n)$ tending to $0$ such that $f(x_n)=0$ for all $n$, then $f(x)=0$ for all $x$.

I found this question really difficult for me, I don't even know how to start with it? Could you help me? I will appreciate that. Prove that if $f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n x^n$ (defined in ...
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How does this manipulation of summations work?

I am reading some mathematics in which is the following algebraic manipulation. $$ \begin{align} \exp(x)\exp(y) & = \left(\sum_{n = 0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}\right) \left(\sum_{m = 0}^\infty ...
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Understanding series and their sums

Here's something that I can't wrap my head around while self-studying analysis. Is defining a function to be a series and defining a function to be the sum of a series considered to be two different ...
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Differentiate this power series

I am working on a problem which involves the differentiation of a power series. I know that that the following holds. Let $R$ be the radius of convergence of the power series $\sum_{n = 0}^\infty ...
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Analytic continuation of ln(z) counterclockwise about the unit circle,

We write ln(z) as ln(1+z-1) = ln(1+(z-1)) to utilize the familiar expansion that is: (z-1) - (z-1)^2 / 2 + ... which converges for |z-1| < 1, i.e., we get convergence of ln(z) in an open Taylor ...
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Determining Radius of Convergence of Power Series

Find the radius of convergence for the following power series: My workings: $$\lim_{n\rightarrow ∞}|\frac{(n+1)! (x-1)^{n+1}}{2^{n+1}(n+1)^{n+1}}\centerdot \frac{2^nn^n}{n!(x-1)^n}|$$ ...
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Proof that real power series is real analytic

I'm wondering if the following argument is correct. The proof in the book is longer and I don't understand it. Theorem. Suppose $f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n x^n$, where the series converges for $-R ...
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solution to differential equation from deriving power series

Find the solution of the differential equation $$y'= 2xy$$ statisfying $y(0)=1$, by assuming that it can be written as a power series of the form $$ y(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n.$$ Im advised to ...
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How do we derive the sum of $3^n$ and $2^n$

I know that $\quad\sum2^n = 2 (2^n-1)$ How can we derive this summation? And also how can we deduce the summation of $3^n$ from this ? I did observe this pattern : $$ \begin{align} n &= 1 ;\ ...
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Series $\sum_{d \geq 0} \sqrt{d} \cdot z^d$

As stated in the title, I'd like to compute the series $\sum_{d \geq 0} \sqrt{d} \cdot z^d$ where $z$ is a (small enough) complex number. More generally, for any real value $\alpha$, is there a ...
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The power series $\sum_{n\geq 1} \frac{x^{n}}{n(2n-1)}$ with $2$nd Taylor polynomial and Taylor series.

Consider the series $$\sum_{n\geq 1} \frac{x^{n}}{ n(2n-1)}\tag{1}$$ and the sum is denoted by $f(x)$. i) I want to determine the second Taylor polynomial for $f(x)$ about $x=0$. ii) I want to ...
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Weird question about interval of convergence

The question is: if $$ f(x) = \sum \limits_{n=0}^\infty x^n$$ determine the interval of convergence for the power series representation of $$\int_0^x f(t) \, dt$$ That integral threw me off.
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Power series representation?

The function to represent as a power series is: $$ \frac {10} {(x-10)^2} $$ Any help is, as always, appreciated.
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Interval of convergence of power series?

If the power series is: $$ \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{x^n}{\sqrt{n+1}} $$ and I've found the interval to be $$ -1 < x < 1 $$ then would the answer $$ (-1, 1) $$ work? some other options ...
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(Simple question) Radius of covergence of power series?

For the power series: $$ \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(x-1)^n}{2^n} $$ Would radius of convergence be $$ x = 1 $$ ?
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Determine the radius of convergence of the power series

Determine the radius of convergence of the power series $\sum \limits _{n=4} ^\infty \frac {2n+4} {4^{n+5}} (x-8)^{4n+1}$. I tried the ratio test to find where $\frac {a_n} {a_{n+1}} < 1$ but I ...
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What is the center of power series?

The power series is: $$ \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(x+4)^n}{n+1} $$ Any help appreciated!
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Does convergence of power series on radius of convergence imply absolute convergence?

Let $R$ be radius of convergence of power seires $\displaystyle\sum_{k}a_kz^k$. If the power series converges for all $|z|=R$, can we say that it converges absolutely on the radius of convergence? I ...
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Show that if $f(z)=\frac{\operatorname{Log}z}{z-1}$ when $z\neq 1$ and $f(1)=1$, then $f$ is analytic throughout the domain.

$\operatorname{Log}z=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-1)^{n+1}}{n}(z-1)^n \; (|z-1|\lt 1).$ Use this fact to show that if $$f(z)=\frac{\operatorname{Log}z}{z-1} \; \text{when} z\neq 1$$ and $f(1)=1$, ...
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Convergence of complex power series $z^{n!}$ at boundary

I'm revising for an exam at the moment and I'm struggling with part of a question. I'm asked to find the radius of convergence of the series $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }z^{n!}$ and then find where it ...
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With the aid of series, show that if $f(z)=\frac{\operatorname{cos}z}{z^2-(\pi/2)^2}$, then $f$ is an entire function.

Prove that if $$f(z)= \begin{cases} \frac{\operatorname{cos}z}{z^2-(\pi/2)^2}, & \text{when} \; z\neq \pm \pi/2, \\ -\frac{1}{\pi}, & \text{when} \; z=\pm \pi/2, \end{cases} $$ then $f$ is ...
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Is $\mathbb{Q}(\pi) \cong \mathbb{Q}[[x]]/ \langle \sin(x) \rangle$?

If we let $\mathbb{Q}[[x]]$ be the set of all power series with rational coefficients then can we say that $\mathbb{Q}(\pi) \cong \mathbb{Q}[[x]]/ \langle \sin(x) \rangle$?
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“Sum of power” for prime numbers

I use Euler–Maclaurin formula, Faulhaber's formula and Bernoulli polynomials for "sum of powers" for this type $\sum_{t=1}^nt^k$. but I don't know to find compact form when sum is taken from first ...
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Show that the binomial series satisfies: $(1+x)f'(x)=\alpha f(x)$

If $f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{\alpha\choose n}x^n$, show (without assuming the results of the binomial theorem) that $$(1+x)f'(x)=\alpha f(x)$$ for $|x|<1$ I've already shown that the sum ...
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Power Series Expansion

How can I find the Maclaurin series for $f(x)=e^x$/$(1-x^2)$? I have tried expanding it out but I am having trouble with the algebra of it.
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Computing an exponential generating function from the first few terms

The current question is related to this one, and this other one. I have a number sequence, and I want to find generating ...
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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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Power series as fractions

This is what I did: \begin{equation*} (x^3-x^6)x^6[x+x^2+x^3+..], \\ \frac{(x^3-x^6)x^6}{1-x}. \end{equation*} What mistake did I make? And, How to solve this: $1+3x^2+9x^4+27x^6+...+3^{157}x^{314}$ ...
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How many $s,t,u$ satisfy: $s +2t+3u +\ldots = n$?

Given $n\in \mathbb{N}^+$, what is the possible number of combinations $s,t,u,\ldots\in\mathbb{N}$, such that: $$s +2t+3u +\ldots = n\quad?$$ Additionally, is there an efficient way to find ...
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Decomposing a series

When I insert the following function \begin{equation} F(X,Y)=-\frac{1}{Y^{2/3}}\sum _{m=0}^{\infty } \frac{\Gamma \left(\frac{m+2}{3}\right)}{m! \Gamma (m+1)}\left(-\frac{X^2}{2^2 ...
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How to show that $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{k}}{k!}$ represents a continuous function

(This is a homework problem) I am trying to show that the series $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^{k}}{k!}$ represents a continuous function on $\mathbb{R}$. My idea was to show that the functions ...
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Finding the radius of convergence of a power series, $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n x^n$.

I have to detemernine the radius of convergence of the power series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n x^n$, where $(a_n)_{n=0,1,2,...}$ is given by $a_n=2-\dfrac{1}{2}a_{n-1}$ with $a_0=2/3$. So far I've ...
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ODE Series Solution

For the ODE: $$\frac{dy}{dx}=2y$$ If the successive derivatives calculated are: $$y'=2y,y''=2y'=(2^2)y,y^{(3)}=(2^3)y,\ldots,y^{(n)}=(2^n)y$$ How do I find the coefficients of the following ...
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First order approximation of $F(x)=\int_0^x f(t) dt$ in the neighbourhood of $\infty$

Let $f(x)$ continuous on the real line. Then the first order approximation of $$F(x)=\int_0^x f(t) dt$$ in the neighbourhood of $0$ is: $$F(x)=\int_0^x f(t) dt\sim 0 + x f(0), \ \ \ (x\rightarrow 0)$$ ...
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Periodicity of trigonometric functions directly from their power series

My question is very simple yet I've gotten nowhere with it. Is there any way one can, without directly or indirectly referencing any differential equations satisfied by the circular trigonometric ...
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Radius of convergence of $\sum_{n\geq 0}a_{n}x^{n}$.

Consider a series $\sum_{n\geq 0}a_{n}x^{n}$ where $a_{0}=2/3$ and $a_{n}=2-(1/2)a_{n-1}$ for all $n$. It is assumed that $2/3\leq a_{n}\leq 5/3$ for all $n\geq 1$. My problem is about determining its ...
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Combinatorial Power Series proof [closed]

Need help proving the following involving power series $A(x)$ and $B(x)$: If $A(x)B(x)=0$ (the power series where every coefficient is 0), then $A(x)=0$ or $B(x)=0$. AND If $(A(x))^2=(B(x))^2$, ...
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Is this statement about Abelian/Tauberian theorems true?

Suppose we have some real constants $c_n \geq 0$, and know that $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} c_nr^n$$ converges for all $r \in (0,1)$. Suppose that the limit $$\lim_{r \uparrow 1} (1-r)\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} ...
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How do I find the set $U$ on which this series defines a holomorphic function?

I have just come across a question that asks me to find the set $U$ on which this series defines a holomorphic function. I have trawled through my notes but I can't find anything, any help on how I ...
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Series Solution of an ODE

The ODE below is required to help compute the coefficients of function. There isnt any information about this topic in my textbook so i am just wondering how i would go about this question? In this ...
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limit of jacobi theta 2 or simple series

I have a simple problem: I need to evaluate the limit $x\rightarrow 1$ of the Jacobi Theta function 2 $$\Theta_2(m,x)=2x^{1/4}\sum_{k=0}^\infty x^{k(k+1)}\cos((2k+1)m)$$ when $m=0$, that to say ...
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Fourier Expressions

In the Fourier series, what are all the ways we can express: $\displaystyle\sin\left(\frac{n\cdot\pi}2\right)$ $\displaystyle\cos(n\cdot\pi)$ I know we can express as $(-1)^{(n+1)}$, and as ...
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What are the four last numbers in the series $1^1 + 2^2 + 3^3 +\cdots+3458^{3458}$?

What are the four last numbers in $1^1 + 2^2 + 3^3 +\cdots+3458^{3458}$ Hello, I have come across this question, and I have no idea how to solve it. What do you guys think?
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Evaulate/approximate a series formula $\sum_{i=1}^{n}\left ( \frac{1}{n}\right)^i \left(\frac{n-1}{n}\right)^{n-i}$

Given a fixed $n$, we define two probabilities $p_1=\displaystyle \frac{1}{n}$ and $p_2=1-p_1 = \displaystyle \frac{n-1}{n}$. The goal is to evaluate/approximate $\displaystyle \sum_{i=1}^{n} p_1^i ...
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$f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} (x^{2^n})/(1-x^{2^{n+1}})$. Find $f(99)$.

$f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty} (x^{2^n})/(1-x^{2^{n+1}})$. Find $f(99)$. ATTEMPT: The following series can be re-written as $f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^\infty \left(\frac{1}{1-x^{2^n}}\right) \cdot \left( ...
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Series expansions of inverse polynomials

Suppose one is given a strictly monotonous polynomial, $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^N a_n x^n$$ So that for a given $y$ there exists a single real $x=f^{-1}(y)$. It would be nice* to be able to calculate the ...
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Applying the Frobenius method to $x^2 y'' - 2x y' - 10y = 0$

Here is the equation: $$x^2 y'' - 2x y' - 10y = 0 \tag{E}$$ We want to find, using the method of Frobenius, a solution in the neighbourhood of $0$, which is here a regular-singular point. ...
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Question about radius of convergence.

I want to determine the radius of convergence of the series \begin{equation*} \sum_0^\infty \frac{f^{k}(5)}{k!}(z-5)^k, \end{equation*} where $f(z) = \frac{z^2}{e^{iz}-1}$. In the solution of ...
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Expand $(e^{2x}-1-2x)/x^5$ into Laurent Series on 0<|x|<$\infty$ and classify its singularity

I guess I'm having difficulty with this because its not in the form of a polynomial expression, which is what I've been taught. Nevertheless here's what I did: I know that the expansion for ...