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Questionable Power Series for $1/x$ about $x=0$

WolframAlpha states that The power series for $1/x$ about $x=0$ is: $$1/x = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} (-1)^n(x-1)^n$$ This is supposedly incorrect, isnt it? This is showing the power series about ...
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Can someone help me prove that this sequence converges? [on hold]

I'm having difficulty trying to prove this, mostly because I don't understand the process. There was a proof similar to this in my textbook where they proved if Sn converges to s then lim 1/Sn=1/s and ...
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Special case of limsup inequality

If you are given two sequences $a_{n}$ and $b_{n}$ such that $a_{n}b_{n} \geq 0$ and the limits $\lim\limits_{n \rightarrow \infty}a_{n} = a$ and $\lim\limits_{b \rightarrow \infty}b_{n} = b$ then can ...
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let $(a_n)$ be a sequence of real numbers such that $|a_{n+1}-a_n|\leq \frac {n^2}{2^n}$ for all $n\in \mathbb N$. Then

let $(a_n)$ be a sequence of real numbers such that $|a_{n+1}-a_n|\leq \frac {n^2}{2^n}$ for all $n\in \mathbb N$. Then (a). The sequence $(a_n)$ may be unbounded. (b). The sequence ...
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Sequence Convergence when using a forgetting factor $\lambda$

I'd like to know how I can find the convergence formula of the following sequence $x_{i} = \lambda x_{i-1} + y$ with $\lambda \in (0,1)$, $y$ a positive scalar and initially starting from $0$, so ...
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$a_{n+1}=\log(1+a_n),~a_1>0$. Then find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n \cdot a_n$

Suppose that $a_{n+1}=\log(1+a_n),~a_1>0$. Then find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n \cdot a_n$. I can find $\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty}a_n=0$. But I have no idea to find $\lim_{n \rightarrow ...
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Interval of converge of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{n!(x+1)^n}{(2n-1)!}$

Find the interval of converge of: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{n!(x+1)^n}{(2n-1)!}$$ I will use the ratio test. Let $\displaystyle a_n = \frac{n!(x+1)^n}{(2n-1)!}$ $\displaystyle a_{n+1} = ...
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I need to find a rational numbers series that converging to irrational number [duplicate]

I found a series that is an+1=(an^2 + 2)/2an yet I'm not sure. can someone give me a more umm solid example? thanks.
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How to compute the residue of $(z^2+2z+1)\sin\left(\frac{1}{1+z}\right)$

This was an example given in my notes but all it concluded was with something about an infinite principal part. How do we compute it? we have it equal to $ \left( z + 1 \right)^2 \cdot \sin \left( ...
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The Laurent series expansion of 1/((z^2)(z+1))

In an example in our notes it says: Compute the Laurent series for f(z)= 1/z^2(z+1) and determine the annulus of convergence. No more information was provided. So I did it on my own by factoring it ...
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Value of $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \exp(-bn^a)$

What is the value of $$ S = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \exp(-bn^a) $$ where $a>0$ and $b>0$? I know that $$ \int_0^{\infty} \exp(-bx^a) \, \mathrm{d}x=\frac{1}{ab^{1/a}}\Gamma(1/a) $$ but cannot ...
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Prove that if $\{a_n\}$ is a sequence of natural numbers such that $\{ a_n^{-1}\}$ is an arithmetic sequence then all $a_i$ are equal

Prove that if $\{a_n\}$ is a sequence of natural numbers such that $\left\{\frac{1}{a_n}\right\}$ is an arithmetic sequence then all the $a_n$s are equal. I have no clue where to begin from, ...
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Power series for $f(x) = \frac{4}{x+2}$

Find the power series $f(x) = 4/(x+2)$ We know the geometric series: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} x^{n-1} = \frac{1}{1-x}$$ $(x+2) = 1 - (-x - 1)$ So: $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} (-1)^{n-1}\cdot(x + 1)^{n-1} ...
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Series convergence issues

I want to show that $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^n}$$ is $C^1$ on ($1,\infty)$ To do so, I want to show uniform convergence of $\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{d}{dx}\frac{1}{1+x^n} = \sum_{k=0}^\infty ...
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Convergence of a sequence involving integral

Consider $f:[-\pi, \pi] \to \mathbb{C}$ is analytic (infinite differentiable) and periodic. Define $a_n:= \frac{1}{2 \pi}\int_{-\pi}^\pi f(x) e^{-inx}dx$ (the Fourier coefficient of $f$). Show ...
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Study $\sum_{3}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n(\sin n)^\alpha}$. [on hold]

Study the converge of the following series for $\alpha\in \mathbb R$. $$\sum_{3}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n(\sin n)^\alpha}$$ I would appreciate some help with this problem. Thanks in advance.
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How to evaluate this infinite sum

I want to find $\int_0^1(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}x^{1/3}dx$. From binomial theorem, $(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}= \sum_{0}^\infty (-x)^n\binom{\frac{2}{3}}{n}$. Then $\int_0^1(1-x)^{\frac{1}{3}}x^{1/3}dx= ...
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If a,b,c are in AP and $a^2,b^2,c^2$ are in HP, then prove either $a=b=c$ or $a,b,- \frac c2 $ are in GP

As the title says. Although first part of the proof is obvious, I'm still able to prove it. And for the second part, I'm essentially trying to prove $b^2=-c/a$ (which is possible only when c<0 ...
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What is the difference between the limit of a sequence and a limit point of a set?

I always thought they were the same thing. The limit of a sequence is a point such that every neighborhood around it contains infinitely many terms of the sequence. The limit point of a set is a point ...
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I can't understand this difference equation step

I am working on birth-death processes and I can't understand a step that is taken in a proof. The mean of a process is defined as $$\mu(t) = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}np_n(t)$$ At certain stage in the ...
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Probability of ultimate extinction? Need to show that an infinite series is less than $1$

I have the following probability generating function for a branching process - $$G_n(s) = \frac{n}{n+1} + \sum_{r=1}^{\infty}\frac{n^{r-1}}{(n+1)^{r+1}}s^r$$ It says in a book that extinction is ...
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Can someone help me understand the proof that every cauchy sequence is bounded?

This proof is written by a user Batman as an answer to someone's question(just to give credit). Every proof that I've seen is the same idea, and I'm having trouble understanding it intuitively. (I ...
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Serie continuity

If I have $$f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{1+x^n} \quad x\in\;]1,\infty[$$ How to show that $f(x)$ is continuous ? I think I should use that $$\lim_{n\longrightarrow\infty}f_n(x) = ...
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Don't understand proof that $x_n \rightarrow A$ $\iff$ every subsequence of $\{x_n\}$ converges to $A$

So we are given that for all $\epsilon > 0$, there exists an $N$ such that for all $n \geq N$, we have that $|x_n - A| < \epsilon$ and we want to show that for all $\epsilon' > 0$, there ...
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How to find a recursive formula for some sequence

I know how to find a non-recursive formula for a recursively defined sequence. However, now I have this puzzle which gives me a sequence (but not the recursive definition) and challenges me to find ...
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To check whether series is convergent or not

I need to evaluate these two questions $P_1$ : $n$th term is given by $$\frac{(n + 1 )^n}{n^{n+(3/2)}}$$ $P_2$: $n$th term is given by $$n^2x(1-x^2)^n,\quad 0< x < 1$$ For $P_1$ I tried root ...
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To evaluate limit of sequence

How do I evaluate the limit of the following sequence $$a_n = \left(\left( 1 + \frac1n \right) \left( 1 + \frac2n \right)\cdots\left( 1 + \frac nn \right) \right)^{1/n}$$ I tried to take log and ...
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What can you say about a series with terms equal to zero after the $n$-th term?

I have a series that converges and that has the terms equal to zero after the $n$-th element. What can you say about the sum of the absolute values? Thanks!
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Evaluating $\sum \limits_{i=1}^{\infty} i^2 \exp\left[- \frac{(i+1/2)^2}{2s^2}\right] , \ s>0 $

How can we evaluate the following sum. $$ \sum \limits_{i=1}^{\infty} i^2 \exp\left[- \frac{(i+1/2)^2}{2s^2}\right] , \quad s>0 $$
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How find this sequence recursive relations

Question: Let $$A_{n}=\sum_{i=0}^{n-3}(-1)^{n+i-2}\dfrac{13n^2-31n-10ni+9i+i^2+16}{(3n-i-3)(3n-i-4)(2n-i-3)!\cdot i!}$$ I want find the $A_{n}$ recursive relations,such as following form ...
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Sequence $0\leq a_{n}-l\leq \dfrac{\pi^{2} }{2^{2n+1}}$

Let for $n\geq 2\quad a_{n}=\prod\limits_{k=2}^{n}\cos\left(\dfrac{\pi }{2^{k}}\right)$ and $b_{n}=a_{n}\cos\left(\dfrac{\pi }{2^{n}}\right)$ and let $c_{n}=a_{n}\sin\left(\dfrac{\pi ...
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Product of permutations of consecutive numbers yields arithmetic sequence

Let $n\geq 3$ be an integer, and $a,b$ be positive integers. Let $c_1,\ldots,c_n$ be a permutation of $a,a+1,\ldots,a+(n-1)$, and $d_1,\ldots,d_n$ be a permutation of $b,b+1,\ldots,b+(n-1)$. Is it ...
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Does the sequence $( n^{1/n} -1)$ belong to any $\ell^p$ space? [on hold]

The sequence $( n^{1/n} -1)$ converges to zero but does this sequence belong to the $\ell^p$ space for $p\in\mathbb R$? I don't know the answer, or how one would prove it. Same problem with the ...
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A step in proving that a real Cauchy sequence is convergent.

I'm trying to prove that a real Cauchy sequence is convergent, but I need some help for a step. We have the following statements: $\{ s_i\}$ is a real Cauchy sequence, i.e. ...
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uniform convergence of diff'ble functions with derivatives converging in $L^1$

Suppose we have a sequence of differentiable functions $f_n$ from a closed interval $I\subseteq\mathbb{R}$ to $\mathbb{R}$ with the following properties: $f_n$ converges uniformly to some function ...
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Prove that $c_n = \frac1n \left(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} + \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}} \right)$ converges

I want to show that $c_n$ converges to a value $L$ where: $$c_n = \frac{\large \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}} + \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}} + \cdots + \frac{1}{\sqrt{n}}}{n}$$ First, it's obvious that $c_n > 0$. I ...
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Correct definition for convergence of a subsequence?

I only have the definition for convergence of a sequence, but can't find a definition for convergence of a subsequence. I have two guesses: For all $\epsilon > 0$, there exists an $N \in ...
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Compute the fourier coefficients, and series for $\log(\sin(x))$

I posted a similar question with a bad response, so I am retrying with hopes of better knowledge. The fourier series is in the form: $$f(x) = \frac{a_0}{2} + \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n\cos(nx) + ...
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Looking for a recurrence relation ot combinatorial way to calculate initial number

A flock of birds migrating south flies above seven lakes. Half of the birds in the flock, plus half a bird(I'm guessing the initial flock contained an odd number of birds, say 5, so in the first lake ...
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Showing convergence of recursive sequence $A_{n+1}=\frac 1 {1+A_n}$

Given : $\forall n\in\Bbb N,\quad A_{n+1} = \frac 1 {1+A_n}$ and $A_1 = 0$ Show the sequence converges and find its limit. Briefly what I did was to create two sub-sequences with an index ...
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A basic doubt on upper semi-continuity of set-valued maps

Upper Semi-Continuity for set valued maps have two definitions $h:\Bbb R^d \to 2^{\Bbb R^d}$ is upper semi-continuous if 1) Sequential definition : $x_n \to x$, $y_n \to y$ and $y_n \in h(x_n)$ ...
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shift invariant number series

Suppose that we have a serie of numbers: $\{ 1, 4, 5 , 3, 10, 6\}$. Is it possible to map the numbers to a new space in which the serie becomes shift invariant? for example: $\{1, 4, 5, 3, 10, 6\}$, ...
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Series sum $\sum 1/(n^2+(n+1)^2)$

In an exercise, I caculate the Fourier expansion of $e^x$ over $[0,\pi]$ is $$e^x\sim \frac{e^\pi-1}{\pi}+\frac{2(e^\pi-1)}{\pi}\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\cos ...
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Arithmetic progression with deceleration

A train is travelling at $180 \text { km/h }$, $500\text { m }$ away from a train station, what is the constant deceleration needed to get to a complete stop at the station. A continued question ...
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Alternating infinite sum

I have the following infinite sum: $$ \sum\limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^n}{\sqrt{n}} $$ Because there is a $(-1)^n$ I deduce that it is a alternating series. Therefore I use the alternating series ...
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Don't understand proof that if $\{x_n\}$ is Cauchy and if some $x_{n_k} \rightarrow x$, then $x_n \rightarrow x$

So by definition of Cauchy, for all $\epsilon > 0$ and $i, j \in \mathbb{N}$, there exists an $M$ such that for all $i, j \geq M$, then $|x_i - x_j| < \epsilon'/2$ if we let $\epsilon = ...
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Don't understand proof that convergence implies Cauchy

So we are given that $x_n \rightarrow x$, so we can let $\epsilon = \epsilon'/2$ and there definitely exists an $N$ such that for all $n \geq N$, $|x_n - x| < \epsilon'/2$. Also by the triangle ...
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Sum of logarithmic series

Let $x_1>0$ we define sequence $(x_n)$ with formula $x_{n+1}=-\ln(x_1+x_2+\cdots+x_n)$ Find sum of the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty x_n$. How to deal which such summation with logarithms?
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Convergence depending on the parameter

Let $c\ge 0$ be a real number. Then we define $$a_1=1, \quad a_{n+1}=\frac{cn+1}{n+3} a_n$$ Investigate convergence of $\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} a_n$ depending on the parameter $c$. Here I ...
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Showing $\gamma < \sqrt{1/3}$ without a computer

In 1735 Euler gave the value of $\gamma$ as $0.577218.$ The constant is generally defined as the limit of the difference between the harmonic series and $\log n:~\gamma= ...