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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An example of a complex power series.

I am looking for a complex power series which is convergent for some $z\in\Bbb{C}$ but not absolutely convergent. In other words, $a_0+a_1z+a_2z+\dots$ is convergent but ...
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Recurrence relation-Summation of a series [on hold]

Sir, I have a Converging recurrence relation given as below, $-(\psi(n-1)) ...
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Function whose power series coefficients contain logarithms

Is there a function that can be expressed as a power series $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n x^n$$ whose coefficients $a_n$ are expressions containing $\log n$ or something similar?
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Trying to find 2nd power series solution

For the equation $ xy'' + 2xy' + 6e^xy = 0 $, I need to find the first 3 nonzero terms in each of two linearly independent solutions about x=0. I changed this to the form of ...
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How to properly translate the coefficients of a Taylor series?

Given a Taylor series $$f(z) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty c_k^{(a)}\frac{(z-a)^k}{k!}$$ of a meromorphic function $f$ in $\mathbb C$ (i.e. analytical except for a set of isolated points) around some value ...
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Product of Infinite Series

I am trying to compute the product of 3 infinite series. As such, I need the compact form for the product ...
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The Result of Dividing 2 Power Series

Is there a way to write a single series for the following division? $$\frac{\displaystyle\sum_{i=0}^{\infty}a_{i}x^{i}}{\displaystyle\sum_{j=0}^{\infty}(j-2)a_{j}x^{j}}$$ Thanks, Radz.
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Rational Series VS Algebraic Series

I am reading a paper on combinatorics. It mentions some generating functions are rational series and others are algebraic series. I do not understand the difference, can someone help? EDIT $1$: The ...
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Which (approximative) methods are there to compute the inverse of a complicated function?

I have a complicated function $f(x)$ for which I want to compute the inverse $f^{-1}$ over a certain range $R(f): a \leq f(x) \leq b$. The only way to find the inverse I can think of is power series ...
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given analytic $f(z)$ in $f(z)/(1-z)$ , derivative $f '(z)$ seems to have singularity at $z=1$

Quick version: I want $f'(1)$, where $$F(z)=\frac{f(z)}{1-z}$$ with $f$ analytic at $z=1$. But when I follow a seemingly valid line of reasoning, I reach the conclusion that $f'(z)$ is not analytic ...
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Taylor Series of $\frac{1}{1-\cos x}$

The problem is, as the title suggests, to find the Power Series Expansion of $\frac{1}{1- \cos x}$ around $x=c$. What I've tried: Direct Computation: Derivatives get very ugly quickly, and don't ...
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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 and their inverses (radius of convergence of each)

Suppose I have a power series approximation $y$ to an invertible function $f(x)$, and I know that $y$ convergences around $x$ on an interval $(-R,R)$, $R$ being the radius of convergence. How are the ...
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Complex Power Series

So, I'm trying to find the power series of ${1\over 1-z+z^2} around the point z=0.$ After some rather easy algebra I've determined the expression to be $${1\over z-(1+i\sqrt{3})/2} {1\over ...
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Radius of convergence

(a) Determine the radius of convergence to the power series $f(x)= \displaystyle\sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(2n)!}{(n!)^2}x^n$. Should I use the ratio test? (b) Assume the validity of the ...
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Matrix Inversion Test ( Sum of Matrix series)

Friends,I have a set of matrices of dimension $3\times3$ called $A_i$. , Following are the given conditions a) each $A_i$ is non invertible except $A_0$ because their determinant is zero. b) ...
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Finding Radius of Convergence when Power Series is not in Standard Form $\sum a_n x^n$

I was working on finding the radius of convergence of $$\sum _{n\ge1} \frac{(-1)^n}{\sqrt n 2^n}x^{n^2} \,\,\,\,\,(*)$$ The radius for this example happens to be $R=1$ since $$R=\frac{1}{\limsup ...
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upper bound for the series $S (x) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{(x_n-n)^k}{k!}$ from $|x_n -(n+1)|\leq x$.

I've been trying to find a tight upper bound for the series $$S (x) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{(x_n-n)^k}{k!}$$ in terms of finite value $x\in \mathbb R$, where: 1- $\{x_n\}$ is a sequence of a ...
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meromorphic function with a pole on the unit circle diverges

Let $f$ be a meromorphic function in a neighborhood of the closed unit disk $\bar{\mathbb{D}}$. Suppose that $f$ is holomorphic in $\mathbb{D}$ and $$ f(z) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n z^n $$ for $z \in ...
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Finding radius of convergence using root test

Find the radius of convergence of the following power series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{2^n + 1}{n} x^n.$$ Using the ratio test, I have found that the radius of convergence is $R = \frac{1}{2}$. I ...
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Equation about generating functions and subfactorial

Suppose $G_n(w)$ is a formal power series (really a probability generating function, see the following explanation) of variable $w$, try to solve out $G_n(w)$ for all $n\ge0$ from the ...
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Number of ways distribute 12 identical action figures to 5 children

Need a little help with this problem. Use generating functions to determine the number of different ways 12 identical action figures can be given to five children so that each child receives at most ...
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Convergence of the series $\sum\limits_{n\geqslant1}(2-x)(2-x^{1/2})(2-x^{1/3})\cdots(2-x^{1/n})$

If $x >0$, consider the series $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty a_n$, where $$a_{n}=(2-x)(2-x^{1/2})(2-x^{1/3})\cdots(2-x^{1/n}).$$ Is it convergent? This question is in my textbook. I don't know how to ...
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Solution of the Legendre's ODE using Frobenius Method

This is the Legendre's differential equation given in my book: $(1-x)^{2}\ddot{y}-2x\dot{y}+k(k+1)y=0$ I solved this equation by taking: $y=x^{c}\{a_{0}+a_{1}x+a_{2}x^{2}+.....+a_{r}x^{r}+.....\}$ ...
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Different Definitions Of The Sine Function

I was hoping someone could give me a flow chart or high-level map connecting all of the definitions of the sine function, with some of the reasons why we care next to each. I've tried this but I'm not ...
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Infinite radius of convergence [closed]

If the root test limit tends to infinity, is that sufficient to say we have an infinite radius of convergence? Thanks
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Power series difficulty

How would I find the region of convergence of the series of $\frac{1}{n^3}(\frac{z+1}{z-1})^n$. I thought about rewriting $\frac{z+1}{z-1}$ as $\frac{2}{z-1}+1$ but I don't think that helps. Thanks
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Radius of convergence query

Find the radius of convergence of the series of $\frac{2^n(4z-8)^n}{n}$ My answer: $(4z-8)^n=4^n(z-2)^n=2^{2n}(z-2)^n$. Let $c_{n}=\frac{2^{3n}}{n}$. Then $\frac{c_{n}}{c_{n+1}}=\frac{n+1}{2n}$ so ...
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What is the power series for a half-exponential function?

What is the power series of a half-exponential function? Half-exponential means that $f(f(x)) = y^x, y > 1$
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Power Series Convergence comparison

Given $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n4^n$ is convergent, can this be used to find the convergence of $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n(-2)^n$?
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Prove $(1-x)^{2k+1} \sum\limits_{n\ge 0}\binom{n+k-1}{k}\binom{n+k}{k} x^n = {\sum\limits_{j\ge 0} \binom{k-1}{j-1}\binom{k+1}{j} x^j} $

I stumbled upon the identity $$(1-x)^{2k+1} \sum\limits_{n\ge 0}\binom{n+k-1}{k}\binom{n+k}{k} x^n = {\sum\limits_{j\ge 0} \binom{k-1}{j-1}\binom{k+1}{j} x^j}. $$ The right-hand side is a polynomial. ...
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Why is $a_{n}(x,y)=a_{n}(y)$?

This particular question is connected (with a slight variation in the definition of $g$) to an earlier question. The link is here. The specifics are: Given that $u(x,y)$ is the solution of a PDE ($x$ ...
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Confused by a Laplace transform of $f(t)=t^ne^{at}$

Having looked at my lecture notes I was confused by the following part of a derivation of a Laplace transform for the function $\;f(t)=t^ne^{at} ,\quad n\ge0,\; a \in \mathbb{C}, \; f(t)=0 \;\forall ...
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Find power series representation of $ x/(x^{2}+9)^{2}$

I'm not sure how to do it since the entire bottom term is squared. Is there a geometric series I should use? Or differentiation?
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Vanishes of second order

I encountered the following statement in an article: Let $f(X) = f(X_1, ..., X_N) = \sum_{|\alpha| \geq 2} {a_{\alpha}X^{\alpha}}$ be a convergent power series which vanishes of second order at ...
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Divergence set at radius of convergence

I came up with this question on my own while I was musing around reviewing notes. After unsuccessful Google search (thwarted by a deluge amount of webpages on basic calculus), I decided to ask here. ...
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how to find convergence and divergence of the series [closed]

consider the following two series of complex numbers $$s_1=\sum_1^\infty\frac{i^{n}(2-\sin n)}{2^n.n}$$ $$s_2=\sum_1^\infty\frac{i^n(2-\sin n)}{2^n.n^2}$$ then find whether the above series ...
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Find a power series for function

I'm having some difficulty with this problem even while noting the hint. I expressed the function as $(1/2)\frac{1}{1-(-3x/2)}$ and then thought I would work with $1/2$ of the infinite sum of ...
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If a series converges then the power series converges for all z

How can I prove that if $\sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty} c_n$ , $c_n\in \mathbb{C}$, converges then $\sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty} c_n \frac{z^n}{1-z^n}$ converges for all z in $\mathbb{C}$ with ...
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Hypergeometric function representation

Is it possible to express the following sum in terms of the hypergeometric function $_2F_1$: $$ f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(-ax)^n}{n!~\Gamma(b-n)} $$ with $a$ and $b$ constant values ($x>0$ ...
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Application of Rouché: Equality of a power series and a finite series

Let $f(z) = \sum_0^\infty{a_n z_0^n}$ be a complex power series with radius of convergence $R>0$ and let $z_0 \epsilon \, \mathcal{U}_R(0)$ an arbitrary point. I need to show with $Rouché$ : For ...
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sum of the series $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}(k+1)(x_n)^k.$

Let $x_n$ be a sequence of real numbers such that $x_n\in(0,1).$ Find the sum of the series $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty}(k+1)(x_n)^k.$ My answer is $\frac{(x_n)'}{(1-x_n)^2}.$ But the term $(x_n)'$ make me ...
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Origin of Laplace Transform

Is the Laplace transform the continuous version of the infinite power series? $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_nx^n$$ becomes $$\int_0^\infty f(t)e^{-st}dt$$ I learned this by watching this video lecture: ...
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How to compute power series by composition

Is it possible to compute the power series of every function (e.g. around $0$) just by composing of the power series of its arguments? For example: The power series of $\sin(x^2)$ around $0$ is the ...
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closed form expression for an infinite series

Is there any closed form expression for the infinite sum $∑_{n≥0}q^{n(n+1)/2}(1+q)(1+q^2)...(1+q^n)u^n$ where both q and n are variables and $n \in N∪0$?
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Solution to curious infinite series

How exactly does one find a closed form to: $$ \sum_{i=0}^{\infty}\left[\frac{1}{i!}\left(\frac{e^2 -1}{2} \right)^i \prod_{j=0}^{i}(x-2j) \right]$$ When expanded it takes on the form $$1 + ...
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how I could show that: $\sum_{k=0}^n\binom{n}{k}(-1)^k\frac{n^2+n+1}{nk+n+1}\le1 $?

Show that for all positive integers $ n $ : $\sum_{k=0}^n\binom{n}{k}(-1)^k\frac{n^2+n+1}{nk+n+1}\le1 $ I would be interest for any replies or any comments
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How to prove a function $f(t)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n t^{2n}$ with real coefficients $a_n$ is regular in the strip $-\pi/4\le \Im(t) \le \pi/4$?

How to prove a function $f(t)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n t^{2n}$ with real coefficients $a_n$ is regular in the strip $-\pi/2\le \Im(t) \le \pi/2$? What will be the sufficient conditions on the real ...
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Radius of $\sum a_n b_n x^n$ via radii of $\sum a_n x^n$ and $\sum b_n x^n$

Series $\sum a_n x^n$ and $\sum b_n x^n$ have radii of convergence of 1 and 2, respectively. Then radius of convergence R of $\sum a_n b_n x^n$ is 2 1 $\geq 1$ $ \leq 2$ My ...
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Abel's Theorem, alternate proof

I'm trying to solve: Suppose $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ converges. Prove that: $$ \lim_{r\to1^-}\sum_{n=1}^\infty r^n a_n = \sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n. $$ Hint: Sum by parts. In class, I have seen a ...