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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Why would you choose the Method of Frobenius over a Power Series solution to solve a DE?

I'm trying to determine where it would be more appropriate to use one or the other. To further clarify: Where would it make more sense to use: $y=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}c_n(x-x_0)^{n+r}$ instead of ...
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Sum of power series using derivation or integration

could anyone help with this question? $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(x-\frac{1}{2})^{n+1}}{n(n+1)}$$ I have to find sum of this power series using differentiation or integration. Thanks a lot!
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Does a better form exists for the coefficients of this product of power series?

Let $$f(a,b,t) = \sqrt{1-at}\sqrt{1-bt}$$ We take the series for $\sqrt{1-at}$ and $\sqrt{1-bt}$ around $t = 0$ and multiply them together to find $$f(a,b,t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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Sum of powers of 2 from 1 to log(N).

I came across the following sum: $\sum_{m=1}^{\log_2(N)} 2^{m}$. My intuition tells me that this should be bounded by 2N, but how would I prove this?
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Prove these two functions have the same coefficients

We have $\displaystyle p(x) = \frac{1}{1-x}\cdot \frac{1}{1-x^3} \cdot \frac{1}{1-x^5} \cdot \ ...$ and $\displaystyle q(x) = (1+x)\cdot(1+x^2) \cdot (1+x^3)\cdot \ ...$. Let's say that these two ...
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How to formulate the product of two generating functions without their final terms?

I know that if we have two generating functions like so: $A(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nz^n$ and $B(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty b_nz^n$ Then we can write $A(z)B(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty(a_0b_n + a_1b_{n-1} ...
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Determing the radius of convergence of the following power series. [on hold]

Determine the radius of convergence of the following power series. Then test the endpoints to determine the interval of convergence. The series is: $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty ...
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Solve $(x^2 + 1)y'' - 6xy' + 10y =0$ using series method

Use series methods to solve: $(x^2 + 1)y'' - 6xy' + 10y =0$ a) Give the recursion formula b) Give the first two non-zero terms of the solution corresponding to $a_0 = 1$ and $a_1 = 0$ ...
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Use series methods to find solution corresponding to..

Use series methods to find solution corresponding to $a_0 = 1$ for the equation $(x+1)y' - y = 0$ Here is my work. Can someone verify that I have the correct solution: So for my final solution I ...
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Changing order of summation including a min in the summation

Lets say I have the following expression: $$ h(x) = \sum_{k=1}^n \sum_{v=1}^{\min\{k,j\}} \frac{(-1)^{n-k}k!}{(k-v)!} {n \brack k}f(x)^{k-v} B_{n,v}^f(x) $$ Now my goal is to have the $v$ ...
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$\pi$ base $e$ or $\pi=\sum\limits_{n=-1}^{\infty} a_ne^{-n}$ where $a_n\in\{0,1,-1\}$

I was "playing with $\pi$" trying to look at it in different numeral systems and it's not so hard to obtain $\pi$ base $2$ or $3$ or even $\varphi=\frac{\sqrt{5}+1}{2}$, using Maclaurin series of ...
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$\lim\sum_{k=0}^{\lfloor\delta n\rfloor} \frac{n^k}{k!}e^{-n}$ and Poisson distribution

Problem: Let $X_1,X_2\ldots$ be some independent random variables with Poisson distribution with parameter 1. Show that for every $\epsilon > 0$ sequence $S_n-(1-\epsilon)n$ converges to ...
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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 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 [closed]

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 [closed]

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 $e^{x^2-1}$? [closed]

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: $\sum_{n=1}^\infty n!^2x^{n^2}$