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Show that zero sequences satisfy the following equation

I am working on the following problem and got puzzled: $\\$ Show that every zero sequence $(a_n), a_n \neq 0$ satisfies the equation: $$ \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} \frac{\sqrt {1 + a_n} - 1}{a_n} = ...
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Optimizing a box

I'm learning the use of derivatives and I have found a problem: Supposing we want to build a box of $4000\, \textrm{cm}^3$ of volume without top and a square base. Which are the measures so we ...
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Existence of a unique maximizer of a strict quasi-concave function defined over a convex set

Set $S \subset \mathbb R^2$ is compact and convex. A typical element of $S$ is $s=(s_1,s_2) \in S$. Also, $d \in \mathbb R^2$ is a fixed element such that there exists $s \in S$ such that $s \gt d$. ...
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If $s_1 +s_2 \gt 1$ and $(t_1,t_2)$ be a convex combination of this with $(0.5,0.5)$ then show that $t_1t_2 \gt 0.25$

Let $(s_1,s_2)$ be such that $s_1 + s_2 \gt 1$. Let $(t_1,t_2)=((1-\epsilon )(0.5) + \epsilon s_1 , (1- \epsilon)(0.5) +\epsilon s_2)$, where $0< \epsilon \lt1$. I need to show that for $\epsilon ...
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A Counter Example about Closed Graph Theorem

This is an example I read around closed graph theorem. Let $Y=C[0, 1]$ and $X$ be its subset $C^\infty[0, 1]$. Equip both with uniform norm. Define $D: X \to Y$ by $f \mapsto f'$. Suppose $(f_n, f_n') ...
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A mapping defined by an equivalence relation $\sim$ that is compatible with a semigroup

I am working on the following: Problem: Let $(H, \cdot)$ be a semigroup and $\sim$ an equivalence relation on $H$. We say that $\sim$ is compatible with $(H, \cdot)$ $$: \iff \forall a,a',b,b' ...
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question on a stopping time problem.

I borrowed some lecture notes on stochastic calculus, which contained the following exercise: Let $(X_n)_{n>0}$ be a sequence of random variables with $X_n: \Omega \to [0,\infty)$. We set $S_n= ...
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Self-learning Book recommendation for topics in ring-theory

I failed badly in my Internal examination in ring theory , and at any cost want to improve upon my grades in the final eamination,with a month and a half to go .... I haven't yet covered the below ...
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IMO programs of different nations?

We in Albania have a good team in the IMO, and this year I will probably be part of it. Since Albania does not have a public training programme, I have to consult the training programmes of other ...
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Continuity and Differentiability of a series of functions

Consider the function $f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} 2^{-n}g(2^{2^{n}}x)$ where \begin{equation} g(x)=\begin{cases} 1+x &-2 \le x \le 0 \\ 1-x &0 \le x \le 2 \end{cases} \end{equation} where ...
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Converges of a sequences defined through a continued fraction

Consider the following sequence $(b_n)_{n \geq 1}$ recursively given through the continued fraction $b_1 = \frac{1}{1}$, $b_2 = \frac{1}{1+ \frac{1}{2}}$, $ \dots , b_n = \frac{1}{1+b_{n-1}}$ ...
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Find the equation of the parabola given the tangent to a point and another point.

I have a problem with derivatives, I've been trying to solve but I was not able to do it. A parabola is tangent to the line $3x-y+6 = 0$ in the point $(0,6)$ and goes through the point $(1,0)$. ...
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(soft question) Kreyszig's Functional Analysis or Rudin's Real and complex analysis for an introduction into more advanced analysis?

I realise they are quite different in their approach and material covered, but they share the central stuff like normed/Banach/Hilbert spaces, Hahn-Banach theorem etc. Not really understanding what ...
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Categories and the direct image functor

I've just started learning about sheaves and yesterday I had a look at MacLane/Moerdijk's book "Sheaves in Geometry and Logic". I've discovered something in this book on which I'd like some ...
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How do I decide what problems and how many problems to do when I try to self study?

I am a math major at a relatively small college with barely any choice of classes to choose from so I have to supplement my studying with a lot of self studying. I usually have no problem getting ...
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A Question on the Scaling Invariance of Brownian Motion

I read the following paragraph. Let $B_t, \ t \in [0, \infty)$ be a standard linear Brownian motion. For each $q > 4$, define the following sequence of sets. $$ \Omega_k := \left\{\omega \in ...
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How to show this inequality in the law of iterated logarithm

Let $\psi(t) = \sqrt{2t\log\log t}$ and $q>4$. Then we have for large $k$, $$ \psi\left(q^k - q^{k-1}\right) \geq \psi\left(q^k\right) \left(1-\frac{1}{q}\right). $$ To prove this, I can tell by ...
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Zero divisors and invertible elements

I have learned about $X_n = \mathbb{Z} / n\mathbb{Z}$. I understand that a zero divisor is an element $x\neq 0$ in $X_n$ such that $xy = 0$ for some $y\neq 0$. I understand that an element $x$ in ...
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On Nonlinear Autonomous system of two equations if the eigenvalues of the Jacobian matrix are 0.

Suppose we have a non-linear autonomous system of two equations: $$\begin{cases} x'(t) = F(x,y) \\ y'(t) = G(x,y) \end{cases} $$ and we obtain a fixed point for this equation, but the eigenvalues of ...
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I want to study higher mathematics. Where do I start?

Since last year, I've been interested in higher mathematics and don't really know where to start and don't know what knowledge I still need to obtain, before being able to understand the concepts. ...
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A Question on Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorem

The following are two equivalent statements about the Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem. Every bounded real sequence has a convergent subsequence. A subset of $\mathbb R$ is compact if and only if it is ...
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On a cauchy problem (differential equation system) .

I am approaching the theory of these kind of problems but I am missing an example. I am tasked to solve: $$X'= \left( \begin{array}{ccc} 1 & 4 \\ 1 & 1 \\ \end{array} \right)X + \left( ...
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Convergence of $\sum \frac{i^n}{\log(n)}$

Study the convergence of $$\sum_{n \geq 2 } \frac{i^n}{\log(n)} $$ where $\log$ of course denotes the 'natural logarithm' and $i \in \mathbb{C}$ Oddly enough I managed to show Abel's Test for ...
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Limit of a random walk

Suppose we have a simple random walk: $X_n\pm1$ with equal probabilities. For any finite $n$, $E[\sum_{k=1}^nX_k]=0$. Does it imply that $E[\lim_{n\rightarrow \infty}\sum_{k=1}^nX_k]=0?$ Thank's! ...
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How to derive this inequality

I learnt that for a standard normal random variable $Z$ and positive $x$, we have $$\mathbb P (Z > x) \geq \frac{x}{x^2+1} \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} e^{-\frac{x^2}{2}} = \frac{1}{x+\frac{1}{x}} ...
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Limiting random variable

My question is about limiting r.v. Suppose, we have a sequence of r.v.s. $\{X_n\}$. And we know that $\liminf X_n=-\infty$ and $\limsup X_n =\infty$ almost surely. What can we say about $\lim X_n$. ...
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The set $\mathbb{Z}$ is totally ordered

Having the following definition of the $\leq$-Relation in $\mathbb{Z}$: For $a, b\in \mathbb{Z}$ we define $$ a \leq b : \iff b-a \in \mathbb{N} $$ Show that $(\mathbb{Z}, \leq)$ is totally ...
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Question on induction and the application of an 'equivalent' induction hypothesis.

I am working on the following problem which I decided to solve by induction Problem: Let $(a_n), (b_n)$ be sequences for $n \geq 1$. Define $B_n:= \sum_{i=1}^n b_n$ for $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Show ...
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measure theory exercise (verification)

Hi I found the following exercise in the Dudley's book and I'd like to see if my answer is correct; the last part is what I'm not entirely sure, since I'm not completely familiar with this kind of ...
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Subsets of $ \mathbb Q $ of order type $ \omega^{\alpha}$ for each countable ordinal $\alpha $.

My introductory text in Set Theory (Stillwell) includes an exercise (6.3.1) asking for an explicit example of a subset of $ \mathbb Q $ or order type $ \omega^2 $. This seems straight forward enough. ...
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on Limits and sequences proofs of a closed subspace of the hilbert space.

$M$ is a closed subspace of the Hilbert space $H$ and $ x\in H$ My book states these two claims. (1) If $d = \inf_{y \in M} \|x - y \|^2 $then there is a sequence of elements $\{y_n\}$ of $M$ such ...
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What is the tensor product of Z/10Z with Z/12Z? [duplicate]

I've just met tensor products of modules in part of my self-study and as a concrete exercise I've been asked to calculate $\mathbb{Z}/(10){\otimes}_{\mathbb{Z}} \mathbb{Z}/(12)$. Short of writing out ...
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Progressively Measurable for Rigth Continuous Adapted Processes

Any adapted and right continuous process $X_t$ is progressively measurable. For the above statement, I found proof in several books. They all have similar argument as follows. For a given $t > ...
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Cardinality of sets of functions

Show that the set $A$ of all functions $f:\mathbb{Z}^{+} \to \mathbb{Z}^{+}$ and $B$ of all functions $f:\mathbb{Z}^{+} \to \{0,1\}$ have the same cardinality. I am having trouble to define a ...
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Gelfand trigonometry question

If we start with a lemma that states that when $ a^2+b^2=1$ there exists an angle $ \theta $ such that $ a=\cos\theta $ and $ b=\sin\theta$ Suppose that $\alpha$ is some angle if ...
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A question on semi-martingale and its variations

With probability one, paths of semimartingales have unbounded variation. What I know is that a martingale is also a semi-martingale, for example, Brownian motion. Hence, Brownian is an example of ...
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Group isomorphisms and a possible trivial statement?

I have the following set $G=\lbrace a,b,e \rbrace$ and I successfully computed the following Cayley-Table \begin{align} \begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|} \hline \circ& a & b & e \\ \hline a& ...
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Trigonometry proof- finding an angle

I don't even know where to start with this problem. Suppose $\alpha$ is some angle less than $45^\circ$. If $a=\cos^2\alpha - \sin^2\alpha$ and $b = 2\sin\alpha\cos\alpha$, show that there is an ...
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Finitely additive function on an infinite set, s.t., $m(A)=0$ for any finite set and $m(X)=1$ (constructive approach)

Other exercise which I found in Dudley's Analysis book: Show that there is a measure on a infinite set $X$, defined on $2^X$ s.t. is finitely additive, $m(A)=0$ for any finite set and $m(X)=1$. ...
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$\{ x \in H: x=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}c_{k}u_{k}$, $|c_{k}| \leq \frac{1}{k}\}$ is compact

Let $H$ be a complex inner product space that is also a complete metric space with respect to the distance induced by the inner product. Assume $\{u_{k}\}_{k=1}^{\infty}$ be an orthonormal set in ...
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For which angles $a$ is $\sin^4 a - \cos^4 a > \sin^2 a - \cos^2 a$?

My questions For which angles $a$ is $\sin^4 a - \cos^4 a > \sin^2 a - \cos^2 a$? For which angles $a$ is $\sin^4 a - \cos^4 a \ge \sin^2 a - \cos^2 a$? I understand that the two sides will be ...
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A question on Lebesgue measure: Inequalities

Let $A_n$ be a decreasing sequence of Borel sets with finite but with measure $\geq \epsilon > 0$ for all $n$. Then there exists a compact set $B_n \subset A_n$ for all $n$ such that $\mu(A_n ...
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Trigonometry identity proof

I am working my way through Gelfands trigonometry book. One of the exercises asks to prove the following identity: $$ \frac{\sin(a)}{1 + \cos(a)} = \frac{1 - \cos(a)}{\sin(a)}$$ I can reduce the ...
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Arzela Ascoli, help to understand some points in the proof.

Hi everyone I'd like if someone could give me an explanation of some points in the following proof, explicitly the points with the asterisk. This is from Dudley's, one direction is completely easy, ...
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Verifying that $(G, \circ )$ is a group, where the notion of $G$ and $\circ$ become very complex.

First of it all, sorry about that horrible title, if you know how to refine it please be my guest and do so. This question is of the same caliber as $\hom(V,W)$ is canonic isomorph to $\hom(W^*, V^*)$ ...
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Abelian Group (Alternative Proof)

Is there an alternative method to prove $(ab)^{2}=a^{2}b^{2}$ for all elements $a,b \in G \implies$ $(ab)^{-1}=a^{-1}b^{-1}$ for all elements $a,b \in G$. then the one I give below? Let $G$ be ...
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Why are these logical statements not deemed to be equivalent?

I'm working through a book on my own which has just introduced the ideas of $A \Rightarrow B, B \Leftarrow A$ and $A \Leftrightarrow B$. It then gave 20 exercise questions to answer. I've correctly ...
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Find the distance between two towns given train timings

While practicing maths and starting to learning it, I found question this question: A train running between two towns arrives at its destination 10 minutes late when it goes 40 miles per hour and ...
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Any suggestions for a Math book to revive my long lost math skills and knowledge?

Since I got my bachelor degree in computer science in 2005, I have rarely been in touch with or even need to do any significant mathematical calculations. I have consequently lost most of my math ...
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Expectation of Truncated Random Variables (2)

This is a follow-up question from here. Let $X_n$ be a sequence of $iid$ random variables with zero mean, finite variance $\sigma^2$ and partial sum $S_n:=\sum_{k=1}^n X_k$. Let $$0<\delta<0.5$$ ...