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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Power series with coefficients in primary ideals

Let $P$ be a prime ideal in a commutative ring $R$ with unity such that an ideal $Q$ is $P$-primary and some power of $P$ is a subset of $Q$. I want to show that $\sqrt {Q[[x]]}=P[[x]]$. If a ...
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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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Solution of $y''+xy=0$

The differential equation $y''+xy=0$ is given. Find the solution of the differential equation, using the power series method. That's what I have tried: We are looking for a solution of the form ...
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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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Chebyshev Diff EQ

Find a power series solution about $x_0=0$ for the Chebyshev differential equation $$(1-x^2)y''-xy'+n^2 y=0,$$ as a function of of the integer $n$. Show that the solutions form a terminating ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(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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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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Integrating $\frac{1}{1+z}$ along a path to derive the Maclaurin series for $\mathrm{Log}(1+z)$

Integrate the Maclaurin series for$\frac{1}{1+z}$ along a path, inside the circle of convergence, going from $z'=0$ to $z'=z$ and show that $$Log(z+1)=\sum_{i=1}^\infty (-1)^{n+1}\frac{z^n}{n}, ...
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Complex number, entire function

Let $f(z)=\frac{(e^{cz}-1)}{z}$ if $z\neq0$ and $f(0)=c$ show that f is entire Theorem:A power series represents a analytical function inside their circle of convergence. I know I could prove ...
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How to solve linear, second order ODE with Frobenius method with a difficult recurrence relation?

The ODE in question is: $$4xy''+2y'+y=0$$ Shifting the power series of each term so that they are all raised to the power $(n+r)$ will yield this recurrence relation: $$a_{n+1}={a_n\over ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Complex number, power series

Develop $\sinh z$ in powers of $z-\pi i$ to show that $$\lim_{z\to \pi i}\frac{\sinh z}{z-\pi i}=-1$$ I know that $\sinh z=\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{z^{2n-1}}{(2n-1)!}$. Edit: Following the hint ...
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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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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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“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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Which Newton's Identities are being referred to here?

I do not understand this line of Wikipedia's page on the Basel problem: If we formally multiply out this product and collect all the $x^2$ terms (we are allowed to do so because of Newton's ...
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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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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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How can I evaluate $\sum_{n=0}^\infty (n+1)x^n$

How can I evaluate $$ \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{2n}{3^{n+1}} $$ I know the answer thanks to Wolfram Alpha, but I'm more concerned with how I can derive that answer. It cites tests to prove that it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What's the connection between Banach/Hilbert spaces and tools like power series, Fourier transforms etc.

I've learned, abstractly, about Banach and Hilbert spaces, and more concretely about $l^p$ and $L^p$ spaces. I also understand these ideas have something to do with a variety of tools that are useful ...
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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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Difference between power series method and Frobenius method

There is the power series method for solving ordinary differential equations: one looks for solutions of the form $\sum c_n x^n$, and derives algebraic relations between coefficients $c_n$. Then ...
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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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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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Y-Axis units on FFT graph

A 50Hz sinusoid wave with a voltage range of +/-20V is sampled at 512Hz for 1 second. No bias or phase shift are present. The signal is run through an FFT. The result is one spike at 50Hz on the ...
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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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Generating function of a sequence

There are n lines drawn in a plane such that no 2 lines are parallel and no 3 lines are concurrent. If the plane is then divided into an regions prove that $$a_1=2,a_2=4,a_n=a_{n-1}+n \; ...
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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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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 ...