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By what rule can't you do this specific action with respect to infinite sums? [on hold]

An example of this is the summation of 1+2+3...=-1/12. By some reason, you cannot change the digits of that to 1+(1+1)+(1+1+1)... which would be equal to -1/2. -1/12 is not equal to -1/2 though.
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Sum of trigonometric infinite series

I am trying to prove that for any $x\geq 1$ we have: $$ \sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{\sin\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}}{\left(\frac{(2m-1)\pi}{x}\right)^3} = \frac{x}{8}(x-1). $$ Could I have some help please? I ...
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Sum of $\sum\limits_{x=-\infty}^{\infty}x^{\operatorname{sign}(x)}$

Both the sum of $1+2+3+4+\cdots$ and the sum of $\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{4}+\frac{1}{5}+\cdots$ diverge. If both are paired together in one function, as seen above, can they amount to a ...
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“fast enough” decay of an $\ell ^2$ sequence implies $\ell ^1$?

To be specific, say we are given that $(a_n)$ is a sequence of real numbers such that \begin{equation} \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} n^3 a_n^2 < \infty. \end{equation} Is it then true that $$ ...
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How to prove that $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \sum\limits_{k = 1}^{n} {\sqrt k \over n^{1.5}} = {2 \over 3}$

I am currently trying to prove: $\lim\limits_{n \to \infty} \sum\limits_{k = 1}^{n} {\sqrt k \over n^{1.5}} = {2 \over 3}$ I can easily squeeze the series between 0 and 1. I don't know many handy ...
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Conditional convergence and Riemann's series theorem

There are tests to determine whether an integral or sum is convergent. There are test to determine whether an integral or sum is absolutely convergent. An integral or series is said to be $\mathbf ...
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Find the sum$\pmod{1000}$

Find $$1\cdot 2 - 2\cdot 3 + 3\cdot 4 - \cdots + 2015 \cdot 2016 \pmod{1000}$$ I first tried factoring, $$2(1 - 3 + 6 - 10 + \cdots + 2015 \cdot 1008)$$ I know that $\pmod{1000}$ is the last ...
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Find the natural boundary of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{z^n}{1-z^n}$

I'm asked to prove that the natural boundary of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{z^n}{1-z^n}$ is the unit circle. My try: First, use root test to show that the series converges for $|z|<1$. Then I have ...
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Is $(\frac 1{n^2 \sin n })$ convergent ? If so , what is the limit? [duplicate]

Is the sequence $\left(\dfrac 1{n^2 \sin n }\right)$ convergent ? If it does, with what limit?
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suppose $a_n>1$ $a_n$is non-decreasing and bounded. prove: $\sum_{n=-1}^{\infty}(1-\frac{a_n}{a_{n+1}})\frac{1}{\sqrt{a_{n+1}}}$ converges

suppose $a_n>1$, $\{a_n\}$ is non-decreasing and bounded. prove: $\sum_{n=-1}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{a_n}{a_{n+1}}\right)\frac{1}{\sqrt{a_{n+1}}}$ converges I don't have any idea about how to ...
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Convergence a series with non-negative terms and it's relationship with geometric series [on hold]

Suppose $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n$ is a convergent series of non-negative terms. 1, Does there then exist a $q \in (0,1)$ and $k \in \mathbb N$ , such that $a_n \leq q^n$ for all $n > k$ ? 2, Is ...
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Periodicity of Newton's method approximations on a cubic polynomial

Bruckner & Bruckner, Elementary Real Analysis Let $f(x) = x^3 - 3x + 3$ Applying Newton's method to get $x_{n+1} = x_n -\frac{f(x)}{f'(x)} \ ,$ prove that for any positive integer $p$, there ...
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Proof of Convergence of a Sequence

Show that the sequence $\frac{n^2+1}{n^2+n}$ converges and its limit is $1$. However, I am finding it difficult to prove according to the rules that a converging sequence must obey, that is, sequence ...
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Are eigenvalues of the limit of a sequence of matrices limits of eigenvalue sequences?

Let $\{A_n\}\in \mathbb{R}^{m\times m}$ be a sequence of symmetric matrices such that $A_n\to A$ as $n\to \infty$, i.e. $\lim_{n\to \infty}a_{ij}(n)=a_{ij}\ \forall 1\le i,j\le m$ where ...
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For what values of α the following serie converges?

For what values of α the following series converges? $\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (\frac{1}{n}-\sin\frac{1}{n})^{\alpha}$ Help.. Thanks...
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Rationality of subseries

Let $(a_n)_n$ be a real sequence. Assume than $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n$ converges to a rational number. Does there exist a subseries which converges to an irrational constant? Assume now the opposite ...
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Proof the series is finite using following inequality

Let $$a_n=\frac1{\sqrt1}+\frac1{\sqrt 2}+\ldots +\frac1{\sqrt n}-2\sqrt n $$ For the task to prove that $$\tag1-2\le a_n\le -1 $$ I was given the hint $$\tag2\sqrt{k+1}-\sqrt k<\frac1{2\sqrt ...
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Limit of given expression

Let $\sum a_k=s$. I want to show that $$\lim\limits_{x\to 1^-}(1-x)\sum\limits_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{ka_kx^k}{1-x^k}=s$$ where $x\in(0,1)$. Thanks for your helps.
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Proving the closed form for an infinite sum (related to Chebyshev polynomials)

How do I prove the following identity? For $y\not= 0$, we have $$ \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \dfrac{1}{2y}\left( (x+y)^{n+1}-(x-y)^{n+1}\right) = \dfrac{1}{(x+y-1)(x-y-1)}. $$ I am trying to find the ...
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How to calculate the $n$-th member of sequence $a_{n+1}=\sqrt{y+a_{n}}$

I was searching for a smooth continuous concave function $$f:R^{+}\times R^{+}\to R^{+}$$ so that $$f(x+1,y)=\sqrt{y+f(x,y)}\quad\text{and}\quad f(0,y)=0.$$ But I couldn't find a general function, ...
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Converge series such that permuting the termes will change the limit.

I know that for a series that converge, if we permute the element of the sum, the series doesn't necessarily converge. For exemple $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^n}{n}$$ converge but if we first sum ...
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Difference of consecutive pairs of sequence terms tends to $0$

This seems an elementary problem, but I don't know of any reference to it in the literature. Consider the sequence $(a_n)_{n=1}^\infty$ of real numbers. Suppose ...
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How to separate self-defining values from sigma?

$$\sum_{k=1}^{m} \sum_{j=1}^{n} a_kx_j^{b_k+b_i} = \sum_{j=1}^{n} y_jx_j^{b_i}$$ What I need to do is solve $a$ for every $i$ given ($i$ is between 1 and $m$), so their result won't be composed of ...
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finding $a_1$ in an arithmetic progression

Given an arithmetic progression such that: $$a_{n+1}=\frac{9n^2-21n+10}{a_n}$$ How can I find the value of $a_1$? I tried using $a_{n+1}=a_1+nd$ but I think it's a loop.. Thanks.
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Limit of $\{a_n\}$, where $a_{n+1} = \sqrt{2+a_n}$

I am struggling with this question: Let $\{a_n\}$ be defined recursively by $a_1=\sqrt2$, $a_{n+1}=\sqrt{2+a_n}$. Find $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}a_n$. HINT: Let $L=\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}a_n$. ...
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Prove that $2AB$ is square [duplicate]

Let $$A= 1! \cdot 2! \cdot 3! \cdots 1002!$$ $$B= 1004!\cdot 1005! \cdots 2006!$$ Prove that $2AB$ is square. Help guys, I tried, I really did but I couldn't.
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Determine subsequence of sequence [on hold]

I know the formal definition of a subsequence, but can't figure out how to find them for some particular sequence. Could someone show some of the methods for finding them? Thanks for replies.
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probability and expected value

Hey I am not sure if I thinking correctly on this question? In a carnival, there is game which charges you $3$ dollars to play a game. You win $1$ dollar for every consecutive head you get and you you ...
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Convergence of $\prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{z^2}{n^2}\right)$

I'm looking at some notes from my previous complex variables course and I need help verifying some things about the convergence of $$ \prod_{n=1}^{\infty}\left(1-\frac{z^2}{n^2}\right) $$ on compact ...
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Approximating $\tan61^\circ$ using a Taylor polynomial centered at $\frac \pi 3$ : how to proceed?

Here's what I have so far... I wrote a general approximation of $f(x)=\tan(x)$ , which then simplified a bit to this: $$\tan \left(\frac{61π}{180}\right) + ...
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How to solve following sequence equation?

Suppose I have a sequence ${p^*_j}$, $j=0,...,m$, satisfying relations $p^*_j=p^*_{j-1}p_{j-1,j}+p^*_{j}p_{jj}+p^*_{j+1}p_{j+1,j}$, with \begin{equation} p_{jj}=\frac{2j(m-j)}{m^2}, \end{equation} ...
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Choosing a center for a Taylor polynomial of $f(x)=\tan(x)$ to best estimate $\tan(61°)$

So I've converted $61°$ to radians: $$\frac{61\pi}{180^\circ} $$ Do I just look for a "clean" $x$ value nearby to this? Such as $\dfrac{π}{3}$ ?
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How to manipulate the bound on the summation

$$ B_n^{f^2}(x) = \sum_{k=1}^n\sum_{j=0}^{n-k} 2^{k-j} {j+k \choose j} \frac{d^j}{df^j}[f^k] B_{n,j+k}^f(x) $$ I am looking to have the bounds switched, can someone show me exactly how this is done? ...
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sum and infinity

If you have the sums $ (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ (1+2+3+..+n-2)+(1+2+3+..+n-3)+...+(1+2+3)+(1+2)+1$for large enough $n$ $$\frac {n^3}{3!} \approx (1+2+..+n) + (1+2+3+..+n-1)+ ...
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Prove a sequence converges using sub-sequences

Let there be a sequence $a_n$ The following sub-sequences converge: $a_{n^3},a^3_{2n+3}-a^3_{2n+4},a^2_{2n+3}-a^2_{2n+4},a_{2n+15}$ Prove: $a_n$ converges I think it has something to ...
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An integral involving the Gamma function

By utilizing the results of two previously asked questions, Series involving Laguerre polynomials and Integral of binomial coefficients, what is a resulting value of the integral \begin{align} ...
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limiting distribution of a function of joint normals

Let $Z_n=(X_{1,n},X_{2,n})\sim N(\mu,\Sigma_n)$ where $\mu=(0,0)'$ and $$\Sigma_n=\begin{bmatrix}a^2+\frac1n & ab \\ab & b^2+\frac1n\end{bmatrix}$$ Then where does ...
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A sequence avoiding 3-term power progressions

Rankin1 studied sequences of integers that avoid 3-term geometric progressions, $(a, a c, a c^2)$, e.g., $$\{1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, \ldots \} \;$$ So, $18$ is excluded ...
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After switching a lamp on and off infinitely many times in one minute, is it on or off? [duplicate]

So we have a lamp. It's switched on. let's represent its state of being switched on with associating it with $1$ and being off with $-1$. after half a minute passes, you turn it off, after another ...
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Determine the digit in a consecutive sequence of numbers

All positive integers are written in order, one after another $$1234567891011121314151617...$$ Which digits appears in the 206 787th position?
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Convergent $x_n,y_n$ and $x_n^{y_n}$ diverges

Let $x_n, y_n > 0$. I need an example of convergent sequences $x_n,y_n$ such that $x_n^{y_n}$ diverges. Could you help me?
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$f_n$ converges uniformly to f but $f^2_n$ fails to converge uniformly to $f^2$

Consider functional sequence $f_{n}$ which is differentiable on $\left(a,b\right)$. Find an example of $f_n$ converging uniformly to f on $\left(a,b\right)$ such that $f^2_n$ fail to converge ...
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What is this 2-D array of numbers called?

Define $c(n,r)$ ($n\in\Bbb N;r\in\Bbb Z$) by setting $c(0,-1)=-1$, $c(0,0)=1$, and $c(0,r)=0$ otherwise, with all further $c(n, r)$ given recursively by $$c(n+1,r)=rc(n,r-1)-(r+1)c(n,r)$$(rather in ...
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Problem about $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n\exp\left(-x\sqrt{n}\right)$

Consider $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}n\exp\left(-x\sqrt{n}\right)$$ A. sum of the series is bounded on its set of convergence B. sum of the series is continuous on its set of convergence The correct ...
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Uniform convergence on singleton

First, recall the definition of uniform convergence: Consider functions $f_{n}:A\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$. The sequence of functions $f_{n}$ converges uniformly on set A to limit function f if ...
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Boundedness of the function

Let $x\in(0,1)$ and $S_{n-1}=\sum\limits_{k=0}^{n-1}x^k$. Then define $f$ as the following :$$f(x)=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\left|\frac{nx^n}{S_{n-1}}-1\right|$$ I need to show that ...
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$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{(n+1)!} \prod_{k=1}^{n} f(k)$ diverges [on hold]

How can I prove the divergence of the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \left(\frac{1}{(n+1)!} \prod_{k=1}^{n} f(k)\right) $$ if $f:\mathbb{N} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ is injective? $ $
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Show $\lim_{m \rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{m^2+1} = 0$ using the $\varepsilon$-$N$ definition of convergence

Show that $$\lim_{m \rightarrow \infty} \frac{1}{m^2+1} = 0$$ using the $\varepsilon$-$N$ definition of convergence.
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Interpretations of divergent series

I have already bumped into this question and found it not quite useful for my own purposes. The usual way the sum of the infinite series is taught and defined in 1st year undergrad course is that its ...