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 find values for $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac n{2^n}$ and $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac {n^2}{2^n}$

Hi I am in a basic real class and I am confused about the question: Given the geometric series: $$\frac 1{1-x}=1+x+x^2+x^3...$$ for all $|x|<1$ use results about the power series in this section ...
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Finding Exact Values of Specific Infinite Series

Prove that $\Sigma_{n=1}^{\infty}(n/2^n)=2$ and that $\Sigma_{n=1}^{\infty}(n^2/2^n)=6$. Thoughts: I have a feeling that if someone shows me how to do one, I'll be able to figure out the other. So ...
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How to compute the following series using taylor expansion manipulation?

How to compute $\sum^{\infty}_{n=0} \frac{x^n}{(n+2)n!}$ and $\sum^{\infty}_{n=0}(-1)^n \frac{(n+1)x^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$ using taylor expansion manipulation? $1.\sum^{\infty}_{n=0} ...
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Complex power series expansion of $\frac{e^z}{1+z}$

I'm trying to find complex power series expansion of $\frac{e^z}{1+z}$ centered at $z=0$ and its radius of convergence. Here is my attempt: Since $e^z = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{z^n}{n!}$, we can ...
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Maclaurin polynomial expansion of $y$ about 1?

Consider the differential equation $\frac{dy}{dx}=2x+\frac{y}{x}$, where $\frac{dy}{dx}=1$ when $x=1$. Find the first three non-zero terms in the Maclaurin polynomial expansion for $y$ about ...
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Finding the power series of a complex function

So I have the function $$\frac{z^2}{(z+i)(z-i)^2}.$$ I want to determine the power series around $z=0$ of this function. I know that the power series is $\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n(z-a)^n$, where ...
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Is a convergent power series on an open set continuous on that set?

Question in the title. If a power series $f(x)$ is pointwise (or if this is too weak, uniformly) convergent for every $x$ in an open set $U$ in the reals, is it a continuous function of $x$?
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Finding the sum of this series $\sum (\alpha x)^n$

I'm looking for help on how to find the sum and interval of convergence of this series (Starts at 0 and goes to infinity). Now this one is giving me trouble because I've never seen a series with the ...
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How do you create an alternating series with the sign being the same twice in a row?

I am working on a Taylor series question and I have created a series which alternates however, it does so in doubles. in other words it follows the following pattern: $x$, $x$, $-x$, $-x$, $x$, ...
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Show L'Hospital limit for exponential function and power series

Given a series $$f(t):=\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{t^{2k}}{\sqrt{(k!)}},$$ then since by first term expansion we have $f(t)\ge 1+t^2$, we get that $f(t) \rightarrow \infty$ for $t \rightarrow \infty.$ ...
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Algebraic or combinatorial proof that $(\sum_{n=0}^\infty {\frac{1}{m} \choose n} z^n )^m = 1+z$ as formal polynomials

I know how to prove this using analytic techniques (just by using derivatives of $(1+z)^{\frac{1}{m}}$, and basic facts about power series), but I was wondering if there's any way to prove this using ...
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Let $\sum a_n$ be a conditionally convergent sum of complex numbers. Can $\sum a_n z^n$ converge $\forall |z|=1$?

I'm fairly new to complex analysis, and I just thought of this problem, but I can't seem to find an easy proof, or an easy counterexample.
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Characterizations of $e^x$

I've been thinking about the following problem for a while: (AFAIK) the 'exponential function', $e^x$ can be characterized as the unique solution to the following differential equation with initial ...
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Check: Radius of Convergence of the Sum of these Complex Taylor Series

I just found the following Taylor series expansions around $z=0$ for the following functions: $\displaystyle \frac{1}{z^{2}-5z+6} = \frac{1}{(z-2)(z-3)} = \frac{-1}{(z-2)} + \frac{1}{(z-3)} = ...
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Power of a signature (sum of squares divided by number of elements)

I need to find some literature to study the theory of an exercise I am working on (it is from a course in digital image processing and pattern recognition). I have an $n\times n$ matrix, I have to ...
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Taylor series for $\frac{1}{az+b}$ centered at $z=0$ by substitution

I need to find the Taylor series centered at $z=0$ (i.e., the Maclaurin series) for $\displaystyle \frac{1}{az+b}$, where $a,b \in \mathbb{C}$ and $b \neq 0$. I thought it would be good to start out ...
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Radius of convergence $\sum_{n \ge 1} \frac{z^{n^2}}{(n-1)!}$ or $\sum_{n \ge 1} 2^n z^{n!}$ using

To study the power series $\sum_{n \ge 1} \frac{z^{2n}}{(1+2i)^n}$ what I do is to study the power series $\sum_{n \ge 1} \frac{z^{n}}{(1+2i)^n}$ obtaining the radius of convergence $R$ and then ...
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Differentiation and integration of power series

I'm learning calculus and my textbook states that: A power series can be differentiated or integrated term by term over an interval contained entirely within its interval of convergence. In ...
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Is this an incorrect error bound value?

In Step 3, they are determining the $(n+1)^{th}$ term. I think the proofreader just added 1, instead of subbing in (n+1). Is that right? I think the correct term should be ...
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What is the general term for $e^x/(1-x)$

What id the taylor series expansion for $\frac{e^x}{1-x}$? I know that the series expansion for $e^x$ is the sum of $\frac{x^n}{n!}$ from $0$ to $infty$. But how can I account for the $1- x$ in the ...
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Bernoulli Numbers and Tangent numbers.

Good evening. I am looking to see if there is a proof online to help guide me with the understanding that the Tangent Numbers, denoted $T_n$ and the Bernoulli numbers, denoted $B_n$ are related. It ...
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Power series of $\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{4x}}$

Power series of $\frac{1}{1+\frac{1}{4x}}$ Now in an attempt to find this power series I used the known power series of: $\frac{1}{1+u} = 1-u+u^2-u^3+...$ Knowing this I simply substituted ...
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Compute $\frac{1^2 t}{1!}+\frac{2^2 t^2}{3!}+\frac{3^2 t^3}{5!}+\frac{4^2 t^4}{7!}+\ldots+\frac{n^2 t^n}{(2n-1)!}+\ldots$

I have to compute $$\frac{1^2 t}{1!}+\frac{2^2 t^2}{3!}+\frac{3^2 t^3}{5!}+\frac{4^2 t^4}{7!}+\ldots+\frac{n^2 t^n}{(2n-1)!}+\ldots$$ I know that $\sinh t$ can be represented as a series, but for that ...
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How do I work out the validity for a Maclaurin (power) series?

I cannot find the answer to this anywhere so I have decided to make a question. Given a Maclaurin series for a function, how can I quickly work out what the validity is for it? For example, ...
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Power series $\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{2n+3}{(2n)!}t^{2n}$

$\begin{align*} \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{2n+3}{(2n)!}t^{2n}&= \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{2n}{(2n)!}t^{2n}+ 3\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{t^{2n}}{(2n)!}=\left\{\begin{array}{c} 2n=k\\ n=0\Rightarrow k=0\\ ...
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Struggling with Frobenius Solutions

$x^2y''+5xy'+(x+4)y=0$ where $y = \sum_0^\infty c_n x^{n+r}$ a - prove $x=0$ is a regular singular point (done) b - find the r's (done) c - find the solution (stuck) also, I know the r's are both ...
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Finding series solution about zero

$y''+x^2y'+4y=1-x^2$ To find a power series, one substitutes in $y= \sum_0^\infty a_nx^n$. So after substitution, I've gotten $\sum_0^\infty (n+1)(n+2)a_{n+2}x^n + \sum_1^\infty (n-1)a_{n-1}x^n + ...
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Interesting power series for $y'+y=\frac1x$

I had the differential equation $y'+y=\frac1x$, which I solved for $y$ as a power series: $$y=\frac1x\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{n!}{x^n}$$ Which was a power series at $\infty$, so it doesn't really ...
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Why does the taylor series of $\frac {1}{\ln x}$ have a non-infinite radius of convergence?

Shouldn't the taylor series of a function be equal to that function for any input value? Why does this not work for the taylor series of $\frac {1}{\ln x}$ when $|x| \gt 1$? Edit: I do mean the ...
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When taking derivatives of power series, why do we shift the index up?

For example, if the series starts at n=0, and we take the derivative, the index usually then starts at n=1. This increases as we continue taking derivatives, but why do we need to do this? I get ...
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From known power series deduce the power series expansion of $ln(5-x)$ and infer the general term and radius of convergence

From known power series deduce the power series expansion of $ln(5-x)$ and infer the general term and radius of convergence. Now I said: ...
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Verification request- radius of convergence of two power series?

I need to find the region of convergence of : $\Sigma \frac{(n!)^2}{(2n)!}(x-2)^n$ $\Sigma \frac{x^{3n+1}}{(1+\frac{1}{n})^{n^2}}$ In 1- the series converges for $-2<x<6$, while in 2, the ...
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Expanding $1/z$ about $z=-1$ using Taylor series vs Power Series

I need to expand $1/z$ about $z_0=-1$. I decided to do it using both methods, which don't agree. Using Taylor: Finding coefficients: $$f^{(n)}(z)=(-1)^n n!/z^{n+1} \Rightarrow f^{(n)}(-1)=-n!$$ ...
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Complex Taylor Series by substitution

I need to find the first few terms or so of the Taylor series centered at $z_0 = 0$ regarding these functions: a) $e^{z\sin z}$ b)$(1+z)^z = e^{z \ln (1+z)}$ c)$\cos (1 + z^3) $ d) $e^{e^z}$ ...
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Change in Interval of convergence if center of convergence changes

So I have to find a power series that is centered at $-2^{1/2}$ If I choose to use the power series expansion for $e^x$ which converges for all $x$, and change $x$ to $x + 2^{1/2}$ does the interval ...
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General form for complex limit function $\sum p(n) z^n$ where $p \in \mathbb{C} [n]$

Given a polynomial $p \in \mathbb{C} [n]$ of degree $k$, I need to show that the power series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} p(n) z^n$ uniformly converges in the open unit disc, and that the limit function $f$ ...
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Transforming a polynomial sum using a series expansion (BCH codes)

In my study of BCH codes I've come across the following equation (the "key equation"): $$ \Omega(x) \equiv \Lambda(x)S(x) \mod x^{n-k} \tag{1} $$ Where the two terms on the right are defined by: $$ ...
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Radius of convergence of $\sum\limits_{n}c_{n}z^{n^{2}}$ given that the radius of convergence of $\sum\limits_{n}c_{n}z^{n}$ is finite and nonzero

I know that the radius of convergence of a given power series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}c_{n}z^{n}$ is $R$, where $0<R<\infty$. Given this information, I need to find the radius of convergence of ...
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Radius of Convergence of Complex Power Series

I need to find the radius of the convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}3^{n}z^{n^{2}}$ using the Cauchy-Hadamard formula. I'm not feeling 100% proficient at this method, however, so I'm asking 1) if what ...
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Find sum of power series. Having a small mistake.

Find the sum of the series. My answer is $-\frac{3}{4}$, but it should be $\frac{3}{4}$. Where did i make a mistake? $$ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{n}{3^n} $$ $$ \frac{d}{dx} (\frac{1}{1-x}) = ...
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function representation of power series

What is the function representation of this power series? [Summation from n=0 to infinity of ($x^n)(n+1)!/n!$ The solution is $\frac{1}{(1-x)^-2}$ but how??? I know that ...
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Abel's theorem power series

I am trying to show that if the power series $\sum (a_nx^n)$ coverges to a function f for $|x|<r$, then $$\int_{0}^{r} f(x)dx=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{a_n}{n+1} r^{n+1}$$ provided that the series ...
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Finding the radius and the interval of convergence.

I usually use Ratio Test to find the radius and the interval of convergence. However, for this series, the ratio test does not work. If I use the ratio test, my answer is $|-2x+3|<1 $, ...
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Need help creating a power series for with specific condtions

I needed to give an example of a power series that satisfies the following conditions: interval of convergence is [$e$,$\pi$) I came up with this series: ...
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Confirmation on a function satisfying specific conditions(Power Series)

I had a question, find a function that satisfies the following conditions and I have to use Power series. F is the function. 1) Domain is all reals, 2) $F''(x) = cos(x^2)$, 3) $F'(0) = 3$, 4) $F(0) = ...
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Need help creating a power series with specific conditions

I needed to give an example of a power series that satisfies the following conditions: interval of convergence is [-1,1] and is conditionally convergence at both -1 and 1. Is it even possible to ...
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Trigonometric proof stuck with induction step

I am trying to prove: $$\sum_{s=0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{(sn)!}=\frac{1}{n}\sum_{r=0}^{n-1}\exp\left(\cos\left(\frac{2r\pi}{n}\right)\right)\cos\left(\sin\left(\frac{2r\pi}{n}\right)\right)$$ We know that ...
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Changing summation in a power series

I'm doing a question in my power series unit that involves adding summations together, I just started this unit so I'm not totally clear on how changing summation works, from what I understand you ...
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How to find an approximation of power series to correct to within $10^{-7}$ as faster?

If I approximate a $\displaystyle\int_{0}^{0.5} \frac{1}{1+x^7} dx$ correct to within $10^{-7}$. How to find it without using a calculator? Now I can't. I usually calculate every single term, and ...
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Sums of the series $1 + (x^2) / 3! +( x^4) / 5! +\cdots$

How can I compute sum of the series ; $$1 + \frac{x^2}{3!}+\frac{x^4}{5!}+\frac{x^6}{7!}+\frac{x^8}{9!}+\cdots$$ I tried to divide it to two pieces such that $$f(x) = ...