I am trying to solve the following problems. Do you have any hints?

Let $g_n(x)$ be functions defined on interval $I = [a,b]$ and suppose $g(x) =\lim_{n \to \infty} g_n(x)$ is defined for every $x \in I$.

  1. $(a)$ If every $g_n(x)$ is continuous, does it follow that $g(x)$ is continuous?
    $(b)$ If that convergence is uniform in $I$, is the limit function $g$ is continuous?

  2. If the convergence is uniform, does it follow that the limit of the integral of $g_n(x)$ from $a$ to $b$ is the integral of the limit?

  3. If $\sum_{n \geq 0} c_n X^n$ has radius of convergence $\rho >0$, then $g(z) = \sum_{\geq 0}c_n z^n$ is defined in the disk $D_\rho = \{z: |z|\lt p\}$ / Give an example that does not converge uniformly in $D_\rho$.

  4. If $0\lt r\lt\rho$, then this series converges uniformly in $D_r$.

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    $\begingroup$ Wikipedia has all the answers. See here and here $\endgroup$
    – t.b.
    Apr 27 '11 at 22:36
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    $\begingroup$ Hello George. I see that you are a new user here. In the future when you ask a question, try to tell us what you have tried so far, and what you are struggling with. That makes it a lot easier to answer, since most people here won't solve your homework question for you. Also, writing only the homework question without any other explanation can be interpreted as a bit rude. I have edited things slightly, but please tell us what you have tried, and what you have done so far, otherwise it is hard to help. $\endgroup$ Apr 27 '11 at 22:40
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    $\begingroup$ Apologies. I wasn't sure how this site is set up to be honest. This is actually not a homework problem, but the first question on a review sheet for a midterm. I couldn't figure it out, panicked, and posted on here. I'll be sure to provide more information as to what I've attempted next time. $\endgroup$
    – George
    Apr 28 '11 at 0:06


$1.$ $(a)$ Consider $g_n(x)=x^n$ on the interval $[0,1]$. $(b)$ If the convergence is uniform, then $g(x)$ will be continuous. To prove this, remember what is the definition of continuous, and what is the definition of uniform convergence.

$2.$ When you choose your epsilon's and delta's in the definition of uniform convergence, notice that the quantity $\int_a^b \epsilon dx=\epsilon(b-a)$ can be made arbitrarily small.

$3.$ Think of a very simple example.

$4.$ Everything converges absolutely on the boundary $|z|=r$ so we can compare the sum evaluated at points inside to the ones on the boundary to prove it is Cauchy.

  • $\begingroup$ @Theo: Thanks! Corrected. Also, the edits worked out well in the end. I do wish there was something that displayed how many people are currently editing the question... $\endgroup$ Apr 27 '11 at 23:53

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