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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the sum of $1-\frac{1}{5}+\frac{1}{9}-\frac{1}{13}+…$

I thought this was the real part of the series: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{i^n}{1+2n}$, with $i=\sqrt{-1}$. When taking the real part I am left with: $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{\cos(n\pi/2)}{1+2n}$. I ...
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Convergence of the power series $\sum \left(\frac{n^n}{n!} x^n \right)$

Find the convergence radius of the serie $$\sum \frac{n^n}{n!}x^n $$ and analyze the absolute convergence and/or uniform. What I've done: It is easy to show that the radius of convergence of this ...
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Find a series solution to $(x^2-2)y''+6xy'+4y=0$.

Find a series solution to $(x^2-2)y''+6xy'+4y=0$. A. Find the recurrence relation to $a_n$: My answer is $a_{n+2}=a_n\cdot \frac{n+4}{2(n+2)}$ which is correct. B. Using A, write two independent ...
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Expansion of $(1-z)^{-m}$

Expand $(1-z)^{-m}$, $m$ a positive integer, in powers of $z$. Since $\dfrac{1}{1-z}=1+z+z^2+\ldots$, we can find $$\dfrac{1}{(1-z)^2} = (1+z+z^2+\ldots)(1+z+z^2+\ldots) = 1+2z+3z^2+\ldots.$$ ...
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Show that $\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty} nx^n=0$ for $x\in[0,1)$.

Show that $\displaystyle\lim_{n\to\infty} nx^n=0$ for $x\in[0,1)$.
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Why is Taylor series expansion for $1/(1-x)$ valid only for $x \in (-1, 1)$?

After finding an expansion of $$ \frac{1}{1-x} = 1 + x + x^2 + x^3 + \ldots$$ a quick test of various values for $x$ reveals that this expansion is not valid for $\forall x \in \mathbb{R}-\{1\}$. ...
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Power Series $0^{0}$

My textbook explains that the power series: $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} x^{n}/n!$ converges for $x=0$ because the terms of the series get the value 0. My problem with this argument is the first term, ...
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Question Regarding The Power Series For $e^x$

Currently I'm reading Higher Engineering Math by John Bird and under exponential function he talks about obtaining the value of $e$. He begins by saying The value of $e^x$ can be calculated to ...
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how to find this generating function

this is the power series: $$\sum_{i=0}^\infty n(n-1)^2 (n-2) z^n.$$ how can I find a generating function from it? I could use the third derivative but the $n-1$ is squared so I don't know what to ...
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Formal Proof of Exponential rule

I tried to prove this, but was unsuccessful for a long time.. Any ideas? Prove that $(\exp(x))^y=\exp(xy)$ using the identities, $$\exp(x)=\sum_{n\geq0} \frac{x^n}{n!}, \quad ...
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Solution to ODE using Power Series

I'm currently trying to wrap my head around how to solve an ODE with series. The problem I am working on is this: Find the indicated coefficients of the power series solution about x=0 of the ...
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If $f$ is analytic, prove that $\overline{f(\overline{z})}$ is also analytic

Let $f$ be an analytic function in an open set $U \subseteq \mathbb{C}$. Let $V=\{z\in\mathbb C:\overline z\in U\}$. Define $g$ on $V$ by $g(z)=\overline{f(\overline{z})}$. Show that $g$ is analytic ...
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Analyticity: Uniform Limit

Problem Consider a uniformly bounded sequence over the real line: $$f_n:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{C}:\quad|f_n(x)|\leq L$$ Suppose they have analytic continuations with common domain: ...
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Evaluate $ \int_0^1 \sum_{k=0}^\infty (-x^4)^k dx = \int_0^1 \frac{dx}{1+x^4} $

I have read this thread and I found in some comments the above named equality. I couldn't follow the transformation, which are done to get from the left to the right side at that point in particular. ...
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What's $\sum{\frac{x^n}{n^3}}$?

What's $\displaystyle f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty{\frac{x^n}{n^3}}$? Note its derivative: $$\displaystyle f'(x)=\sum_{n=1}^\infty{\frac{x^{n-1}}{n^2}}$$ and the next derivative: $$\displaystyle ...
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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 ...
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How can i evaluate this power series?

$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty }\frac{1}{2n+1} \left (\frac{1}{3} \right )^{n}\left ( -1 \right )^{n} $ it's solved by power series of arctan. is it possible the answer written by real number?
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A power series from $\frac{x}{9+x^2}$

I need to make power series from $\frac{x}{9+x^2}$, and I don't have any idea how. The only thing I know is how to make power series from $\frac{1}{1-q}$. Thank you!
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Irreducible polynomials as formal power series

I'm studing the ring of formal series with complex coefficients $\mathbb{C}[[x]]$. I proved that the polynomial $y^2-x^3-x^2$ is irreducible in $\mathbb{C}[x,y]$ but reducible in $\mathbb{C}[[x,y]]$. ...
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Understanding Power Series Multiplication Step

Working on Spivak's Calculus problems, I searched online, trying to understand the solution provided for Problem 4a of Chapter 2. I found the question I needed: Spivak's Calculus - Exercise 4.a of ...
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Definite Sum of Confluent Hypergeometric involving power function

I find it difficult to evaluate the following definite sum: $$ \sum _{k=1}^K \frac{_1F_1[k,1,x]} {2^k} $$ Thank you for your time
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Explicit formula for the series $ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{x^k}{k!\cdot k} $

I was wondering if there is an explicit formulation for the series $$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{x^k}{k!\cdot k} $$ It is evident that the converges for any $x \in \mathbb{R}$. Any ideas on a formula?
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An approximate solution to an ODE

I am interested in the ODE: $x^\prime = x^2 + t^2$ $x(0)=0$ The power-series method is not (easily?) applicable here. Do you have any suggestions how to solve it?
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Showing that $R(x)$ is a proper subset of $R((x))$ if R is a field

I would like to show that if $R$ is a field, then $R(x)$ is a proper subset of $R((x))$, where $R(x)$ is the ring of rational functions, and $R((x))$ is the ring of formal Laurent series. If $f \in ...
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${a_n}$ series of Fibonacci numbers. $f(x)=\sum_{0}^{\infty}a_nx^n$, show that in the convergence radius: $f(x)= \frac{1}{1-x-x^2}$

I'd really like your help with this following problem: Let ${a_n}$ be a Fibonacci series $a_1=a_0=1$ and $a_{n+2}=a_n+a_{n+1}$ for every $n \geq 0$. Let $f(x)=\sum_{0}^{\infty}a_nx^n$, I need to find ...
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Radius of convergence of a power serise involving the Fibonacci sequence.

Consider the power series $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_nz^n.$$ where, $a_0=0$ , $a_1=1$ , $a_n=a_{n-1}+a_{n-2}$. Find the radius of convergence of the power series. MY Attempt : Clearly $\{a_n\}$ is a ...
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Infinitely nested radicals

In a recent paper is is stated ( and maybe proved) that we can solve any polynomial equation with nested radicals. Here "nested radicals" means expression such as: $$ ...
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Exponential of a complex number converges absolutely

$$\operatorname{exp}(z)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{z^n}{n!}$$ This converges absolutely for every $z\in \Bbb C$. What does this mean to a layman?
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Finding the coefficients of $h(z)$ laurent series

Consider: $$h(z) = \frac{\psi(-z)}{(z+1)(z+2)^3}$$ Find the coefficients $a_n$ of the Laurent Series of $h(z)$ centered at $z=-2$ I got this from the approach here: Infinite sum complex analysis ...
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If $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n x^n$ is convergent for $x=-3$, what can be said about convergence at $x=2$ and $x=3$?

Problem: Is the following True or False: If $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n x^n$ is convergent for $x=-3 \implies:$ a) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n 2^n$ converges. b) $\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_n 3^n$ converges. ...
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Calculating the power series expansion about $\pi/2$ of $g(z)=\tan(z/2)$

Calculate the power series expansion about $\pi/2$ of $g(z)=\tan(z/2)$. Now calculate the expansion about $0$. I'm having trouble doing this. I'm not even sure which is the best way to approach ...
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power series for square root matrix

Suppose I have a matrix of the form $$U\ =\ (I+z\thinspace X)^{\frac{1}{2}}$$ where $I$ is the $n\times n$ identity matrix, $z\in\mathbb{C}$ and $X$ is a $n\times n$ arbitrary complex matrix with ...
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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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Somehow “mirroring” the Taylor-expansion of some $g(x)$

In proceeding with an older discussion of a summation-procedure for divergent series using the matrix of Eulerian numbers I came to a rather general formulation but cannot/do-not-know-how-to make ...
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Moving Center of Power Series

Given a power series: $$\lim_{N\to\infty}\sum_{k=0}^N A_k (z-a)^k$$ I expand the powers: $$\lim_{N\to\infty}\sum_{l=0}^N(\sum_{k=l}^N A_k \binom{k}{l}(-1)^{k-l}a^{k-l})z^l$$ But here I face the ...
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Is the completion of $(k[x,y]/f)_\mathfrak{m}$ isomorphic to $k[[x]][y]/f$?

Let $k$ be an algebraically closed field and let $f\in k[x,y]$ be an irreducible polynomial with no constant term that is not a polynomial in $x$ alone. Is it the case that the completion of the ...
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Are there other power series for the Lambert W function than this one?

Are there other known power series for the Lambert W function, other than this one: $$W(x) = x-x^2+\frac{3 x^3}{2}-\frac{8 x^4}{3}+\frac{125 x^5}{24}-\frac{54 x^6}{5}+\frac{16807 ...
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Introduction to Analysis: Multiplication Theorem for Series

I've been stuck on this problem over the weekend so I decided to ask for some direction. The problem reads: "The multiplication theorem for series requires that the two series be absolutely ...
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Solving ODE with negative expansion power series [duplicate]

I am solving a series of ODE, such that each DE is equal to some degree of term that I'm expanding to. For instance, one DE is this: $\xi^r\partial_r g_{rr}+2g_{tt}\partial_t\xi^t=\mathcal{O}(r)$ ...
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Modelling ellipsoid-like surface with equations

In my numerical simulation, I would often have to generate the failure surface of some materials. Often, the failure surface will take a ellipsoid-like ball such as this: Of course, the surface ...
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Identity with Bernoulli numbers: $\sum\limits_{k=1}^{n}k^p=\frac{1}{p+1}\sum\limits_{j=0}^{p}\binom{p+1}{j}B_j n^{p+1-j}$

How I can prove that $$\sum_{k=1}^{n}k^p=\frac{1}{p+1}\sum_{j=0}^{p}\binom{p+1}{j}B_j n^{p+1-j},$$ where $B_j$ is the $j$th Bernoulli number? I hope to find the answer. Thanks for help.
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What is the function given by $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \binom{b+2n}{b+n} x^n$, where $b\ge 0$, $|x| <1$

For a nonnegative integer $b$, and $|x|<1$, what is the function given by the power series $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty \binom{b+2n}{b+n} x^n. $$ For $b=0$, this post shows $$ \sum_{n=0}^\infty ...
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using power series expansion to find a holomorphic function which solves a differential equation

Using power series expansions, find a function $f$ which is holomorphic on the unit disk $D:=$ {$z\in\mathbb C:|z|<1$} and solves the differential equation $(1-z^2)f''(z)-4zf'(z)-2f(z)=0$ for ...
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Uniform Convergence: Complex Analysis

To show that $f_k(z) = \frac{z^k}{k}$ converges uniformly for $|z| < 1 $ and that $f'_k(z)$ does not converge uniformly for $|z| < 1$, what must be done? What other things can be said about the ...
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Radius of convergence for the exponential function

I'm studying physics and am currently following a course on complex analysis and in the section on analytic functions, the radius of convergence $R$ for power series was introduced. The Taylor ...
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series look up site

Is there a site for looking up a series to see some of the associated functions. (In the spirit of Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences OEIS.) In particular I am looking for functions related to $ \sum ...
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Formula to $\ln$ that holds on interval $x \geq 1$

In the Wikipedia we can find two formulas using power series to $\ln(x)$, but I would like a formula that holds on the interval $x \geq 1$ (or is possible to calculate $\ln(x)$ to $x \geq 1$ with the ...
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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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Question about multiplying summations with another summation inside

I have the following: $$ y = \sum_{n=0}^\infty [x^n \sum_{k=0}^\infty (k+1)a_{k+1} P_{n-k}] \sum_{n=0}^\infty x^n[s_n - \sum_{k=0}^n a_{k+1}(k+1)R_{n-k}] $$ I can easily multiply $$ ...
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Truncation of partitions generating function question

$A (x)$ is the generating function for partitions. $B(x)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}b_nx^n $ $$b_n =\binom{\text{number of partitions of }n}{\text{into an even number of parts}}-\binom{\text{number of ...