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Product metric spaces is again a metric space

Let $(X,d_X)$ and $(Y,d_Y)$ be metric spaces, and let: $$ d_2 ((x_1,y_1),(x_2,y_2)) = \left[d_X(x_1,x_2)^2 + d_Y (y_1,y_2)^2 \right]^{\frac{1}{2}} $$ for the points $(x_1,y_1)$ and $(x_2,y_2)$ in $X ...
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Bartle vs Rudin, which one is better for real analysis?

I'm in high school and I want to study real analysis, and I can choose between The elements of real analysis by Robert G. Bartle and Principles of mathematical analysis by Walter Rudin, so, from the ...
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on a recursive sequence (exercise 8.14 Apostol).

The exercise asks to prove convergence and find the limit of the sequence:$$a_n= \frac{b_{n+1}}{b_n},\text{ where } b_1=b_2 =1, b_{n+2} = b_{n} + b_{n+1}. $$ It also gives a hint: Show that $ \ ...
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Possible number of arrangement.

Question: How many cars are there with number GJ-X-AB-abcd. GJ and A are constant.X is digit between 1 to 9, B is english alphabet and abcd is 4 digit number.(a can be zero) My Efforts: It is but ...
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Formally proving $\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}P\left(-k<X\leq-k+1\right)=P\left(X\leq0\right)$?

$\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}P\left(-k<X\leq-k+1\right)=P\left(X\leq0\right)$ This fact seems pretty obvious but how would I formally prove it, is there a painless way?
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Calculating a harmonic conjugate

Is the following reasoning correct? Determine a harmonic conjugate to the function \begin{equation} f(x,y)=2y^{3}-6x^{2}y+4x^{2}-7xy-4y^{2}+3x+4y-4 \end{equation} We first of all check $f(x,y)$ ...
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Case Deletion Diagnostics

I have NO idea how to approach this problem. I don't see any connection between the corollary and the formula we need to prove. Does anyone have any hints? Corrolary: If $\mathbf{A}$ and ...
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Proving formally $\lim_{x \to -\infty}\mathrm{Pr}( \left \lfloor{x}\right \rfloor \le X < x) = 0$ (Proof check)

we have $$\lim_{x \to -\infty}\mathrm{Pr}( \left \lfloor{x}\right \rfloor \le X < x) $$ where X is a real random variable, and $x \in R$. My idea of a proof would be by contradiction: Assume ...
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Examining the effect of a quantitative factor on response.

To examine the effect of a quantitative factor temperature on yield,the researcher has a plan to use the following model for the analysis: $$y_{ix}=\beta_0+\beta_1 x+\epsilon_{ix}$$ where $y_{ix}$ ...
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Parametric solution of the Diophantine equation $\frac{1}{p}=\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}+\frac{1}{z} ,x,y,z∈Z^+.$

I have prove that, for any given positive integer $p,$ parametric solution of the Diophantine equation $$\frac{1}{p}=\frac{1}{x}+\frac{1}{y}$$ can be written in the form $x=ac(a+b),y=bc(a+b),$ where ...
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Why $\{Z \le z\} = \bigcap_{m = 1}^\infty \bigcup_{n=1}^\infty \bigcap_{k=n}^\infty \{ Z_k \le z + 1/m \}$ if $Z=\lim_nZ_n$?

I am following A first look at rigorous probability theory by Rosenthal, and I am having troubles with limits of random variables. Specifically proposition 3.1.5. (iii) states that if $Z_1,Z_2...$ ...
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What is the most “powerfull” method to prove a sequence is increasing or decreasing?

Given a sequence $a_n$ defined in a recursive manner, the methods I know to prove if the sequence is increasing are: 1) observe if $a_{n+1} - a_n > 0 \ \forall n.$ 2) take $\frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n}$ ...
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Testing statistic $\frac{MSS(X)}{MSS(Y)}$

Suppose a test statistic $\frac{MSS(X)}{MSS(Y)}$, where $MSS$ denotes Mean Sum of Squares, is to be used for testing the significance of the factor $X$. Do we need the assumption $$\mathbb ...
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general topology (self learning)

Hi everyone I'd like to know if the following is correct. I'd appreciate any suggestion. Thanks in advance. From Dudley´s book: Let $A_n$ be the set of all the integers greater than $n$. Let ...
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Determining if the relation is an equivalence one.

Determine if the relation : $$x \sim y \iff |y-x| \text{ is an integer multiple of } 3$$ is an equivalence one. Now, I think this is an equivalence relation but I am having troubles formally ...
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on the exercise 8.10 Apostol. (limit of sequence)

The exercise states: prove that the limit of the sequence $$a_{n+2}=(a_na_{n+1})^{1/2} \ where \ a_1 \ge 0, a_2 \ge 0 $$ is $L = (a_1a_2^2)^{1/3}$ The solutin says: $$Let \ b_n = ...
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Least square estimator: $N( \beta x_i, \sigma^2)$

Let $ Y_1,...,Y_n$ be i.i.d $N(\beta x_i, \sigma^2) $ with known $ x_i's$. It is asked to find the Mean Squared Estimator for $\beta.$ I didn't understandmuch about this method of pbtaining an ...
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Expected Residual lifetime

I have a 2 part question. I was able to figure out part 1. I need some help with part 2. I will write out part 1 (and my solution) for completion. Let $T$ be a continuous survival time with survival ...
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Exam exercise on sequence $a_n = \sin(n)$ [duplicate]

Prove that the sequence $a_n = \sin(n)$ cannot converge when $n \rightarrow \infty $ I tried to find two subsequences that converge to different values but I am having trouble with the fact that $n ...
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Proving $(1-x)^n \geq 1 - nx $

$(1-x)^n \geq 1 - nx\,\, $ If i expand the left side of the inequality with the binomianl coefficient formula I obtain: $1-nx + {n \choose 2}x^2 - {n \choose 3}x^3 ... $ now I see where the $1-nx$ ...
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Uniform integrability of a sequence of functions.

I am considering the following sequence of functions. I think it converges pointwise to $0$ because the intervals in the domain in which the nth function is greater than zero eventually shrink and ...
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On a recursive sequence (exercise 8.9 Apostol)

The exercise states: show convergence of the sequence ${a_n}$ knowing that: $$|a_n| \le 2, \ \ \ |a_{n+2}-a_{n+1}| \le \frac{1}{8}|a_{n+1}^2 - a_{n}^2|.$$ The solution states: $$|a_{n+2}-a_{n+1}| ...
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exam exercise on Series problem.

The exercise states: Does the series $$\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \int_{0}^1 \frac{x^n dx}{x+1}$$ converge? The solution states as the first step: $$I_n =\int_{0}^1 \frac{x^n dx}{x+1} $$ then $ ...
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Testing convergence of the series of $n^p((n-1)^{-1/2}-n^{-1/2})$

Exercise 8.15 (l) of Analysis by Apostol states: Test for convergence: $$\sum\limits_{n = 2}^\infty n^p\left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{n-1}}-\frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} \right)$$ The solution I have states as the first ...
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Books/subjects for proof practice

So I want to practice writing proofs. I've studied general proof-writing but now I want to learn how to apply that to mathematics. From what I understand, the best and most accessible subjects for ...
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$[0,1]^{[0,1]}$ is separable

This is from Dudley´s book: Let $I:=[0,1]$ with the usual topology. Let $I^I$the set of all the functions from $I$ to $I$ with the product topology. a) $I^I$ is separable. Hint: Consider function ...
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Showing a set is closed, question from real analysis

Let $\mathbb{X}=\{1,2,3\}$ and let $\mathbb{P}$ be the set of all probabilities on $\mathbb{X}$. $\,\,$ Let, $V:\mathbb{P}\to \mathbb{R}$ be defined as $V(p)=(1+p_1)^2+(2+p_2)^2+(3+p_3)^2$. Show that ...
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How many ways there are to divide $5$-element set to at mot three sets?

How many ways there are to divide $5$-element set to at most three subsets? If I am right, then I have following subsets: 1 subset: containing five elements (that is 1 possibility) 2 subsets: 1 ...
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Find inverse of $I+\mathbf{ab}^\intercal$

Could you guys give me some hints on this homework? Find inverse of $\mathbf{I} + \mathbf{ab}^\intercal$. Hint: try to form $c\mathbf{I} + d\mathbf{ab}^\intercal$ and solve for $c,d$. What happens ...
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Simple Conditional Variance Proof Question

So I have the following best linear predictor: $y_{t+1} = a + b y_t + v_t $ , where $b$ is a measure of persistence and $v_t$ is noise (independent of $y_t$). Variance is persistent across ...
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Is there a closed form expression for $\int_{- \infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^y \frac{1}{2 \pi} e^{-(1/2) ( x^2+y^2 )} \mathrm{d}x\,\mathrm{d}y$?

I have been trying to evaluate the integral: $$\int_{- \infty}^\infty \int_{-\infty}^y \frac{1}{2 \pi} e^{-(1/2) ( x^2+y^2 )}\mathrm {d}x\,\mathrm{d}y$$ I know of course that the integral equals ...
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Introductory texts in abstract algebra, and game theory taking non-standard approaches

I like to see subjects from different angles. For example in linear algebra I'm reading through Axler's text (which takes a proof based approach for math students), but I'm also checking out a text on ...
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What is the (rigorous) reason that the derivative of $|x|$ does not exist at $x=0$?

Let $g=|x|$. Then, the derivative at $c=0$ is given by: $$ g'(0) = \lim_{x \to 0} \frac{|x|}{x} $$ which is either $+1$ if $x$ comes from the positive $x$-axis or $-1$ if $x$ comes from the negative ...
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A Compact Real Analysis book for a graduate student, who is short of time.

I am a Phd student in Computer Science and I want to focus on Machine Learning, especially on statistical methods. My problem is, I always keep hitting the wall when it comes to studying underlying ...
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Proof check from basic set theory

I wonder if my proof is detailed enough. $f:X\to Y.$ To be proved: $f^{-1}(\bigcap_{\alpha}E{\alpha})=\bigcap_{\alpha}(f^{-1}E_{\alpha}) $ $$\,$$ So, here goes ...
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On complex numbers and absolute values

Exercise 1.31 of Analysis by Apostol states: Given three complex numbers $z_1,z_2,z_3$ such that $|z_1| = |z_2| = |z_3| = 1$ and $z_1 + z_2 +z_3 = 0$. Show that these numbers are vertices of an ...
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Simplification Problem

$$\left | \frac{4-3m_3}{3+4m_3} \right |= \left | \frac{-3-4m_3}{4-3m_3} \right |$$ I am always confused when it comes to modulus. I know if there is modulus any one of the side then when we remove ...
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Suggested book for self study.

I have a degree in Financial Risk Management, and did 4 semesters of calculus and analysis(but that was about 10 years back), with most of my other efforts going toward Mathematical Statistics and ...
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One Question on Law of Total Probability

Let $(X_n)$ with $n \in \mathbb N_0$ be a discrete martingale. Then I read the following identity which is said to be derived from the law of total probability. $$ \mathbb EX_m = \left( \sum_{n=0}^m ...
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Intuition underlying stopped martingales

Let $X$ be a martingale and $T$ a stopping time. Define the stopped martingale $X_{\min\{T,n\}}$. What is the intuition underlying this process? It is quite confusing here. $X$ is random and $T$ is ...
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net of indicator functions

Hi everyone I was reading Dudley's book and I'm having problems with the following. If $X$ is uncountable, show that there is a net of indicator functions of finite set converging pointwise to the ...
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What is negation of the following sentence?

What is negation of All birds can fly. The question seems bit funny but i don't know which of the following two sentences is correct: Some birds can not fly There is at least one bird which can not ...
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Can I start apostol (vol 2) with no background in multivariable calculus?

I searched a lot in web and almost everyone says if you want to read spivak or apostol, you should first read an introductory book on calculus like stewart. I didn't read stewart but I studied single ...
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Learning math vs problem solving

Ok so I am about to start my final year in high school we will be learning calculus this year, but I already know single- and multi-variable calculus and linear algebra so I want to spend my final ...
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Question about limit points in relation with continuity and functional limits

I'm self-studying from the book Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott, and I have the feeling that the author is being careless about limit points in his theorems or I am not understanding ...
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Proof of Divergence Criterion for Functional Limits

I'm self-studying from the book Understanding Analysis by Stephen Abbott, and I don't understand corollary 4.2.5 on page 107. To be more specific, let me first write down the theorem that precedes ...
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Find $n(A \cap B)$

Question: In group of people, 60% like coffee and 70% like tea. How many people like both of them.? My Effort: We have to find how many people like both the items that means we have to find $n(A ...
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on limits of cumulative density functions

Theorem 1.5.3 of Statistical Inference by Casella and Berger States that the function $F(x)$ is a cdf if and only if the following three conditions hold: 1) $\lim_{x \to - \infty} F(x) = 0 \text{ and ...
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Self-learning mathematics - help needed!

First, I apologise for the nebulous nature of my title but I can't adequately explain myself concisely. I am about to start an MSc in pure maths after a fairly shaky undergraduate degree. I am very ...
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How to approach real analaysis

I'm just starting first year in university in Europe and here there there is no Calculus, instead you jump right into Analysis. The trouble is, for some time I self-studied through US style books and ...