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Questions tagged [sequences-and-series]

For questions concerning sequences and series. Typical questions concern, but are not limited to: recurrence relations, convergence tests, identifying sequences, identifying terms. For questions on finite sums, use the (summation) tag instead.

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Show the series an/(1-an) converges given that series an converges

Given that $0\le a_n\lt 1$ the series $(a_n)$ converges. Show that the series $(\frac{a_n}{1-a_n})$ converges. This question is supposed to be solved from first principles (e.g. Comparison Test); ...
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Uniform Convergence, is this series converges pointwise?

enter image description here in [1, infinite)? facts that help: |cos nx|<=1 , x>=1 , every t e^t>0 , and e^-nx<=e^-n for x>=1 We need to find series that <= our series and we know the ...
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Sub-subsequences convergence

$(z_n)_n$ converges $\Rightarrow$ $\exists z \in \mathbb{C}$ such that every subseq. of $(z_n)_n$ has a convergent subseq. with limit $z$. Sorry, but I don't know how to start — would be amazing if u ...
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Uniform Convergence, need to explain why isn't phase by phase

I know this $f_n(x)=nxe^{-nx}$ on $[0,1]$ isn't uniform convergence and need to explain why phase by phase.
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Excel formula for series

Which formula do i have to use for solving a series in Excel? I searched a lot on the internet but couldn't find anything. For example, [below series][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/pz1tU.png ...
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Find sequences such that …

Let $c\in \mathbb{R}$. Find two sequences $(a_n)_n$, $(b_n)_n \subset \mathbb{R}$ with: (i) $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}a_n=\infty, \lim\limits_{n\to\infty}b_n=0 $ and $\lim\limits_{n\to\infty}a_nb_n=c$ ...
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Show that $a_{n+1}=2+\frac{1}{a_n}$ is convergent

Let $a_1 =1$ and $a_{n+1}=2+\frac{1}{a_n}$ where $n\in\mathbb{N}$. How can I show that the sequence $\left\{a_n\right\}$ is convergent? What is the limit? Please help me solve it. Thanks in advance....
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Explanation of last part of Binomial Theorem proof

I have worked out this proof up until the end, when the authors are combining terms here: In the blue, they give an explanation for why you are able to do this simplification, but that wasn't ...
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Proof: Convergence of subsequences

$(z_n)_n$ converges $\Longleftrightarrow$ $\exists z \in \mathbb{C}$ such that every subseq. of $(z_n)_n$ has a convergent subseq. with limit $z$. I am completely stumped concerning this proof. Any ...
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Sum with Bernoulli numbers

How to prove that: $$\sum_{k=0}^n \binom n k 2^k B_k = (2-2^n)B_n$$ In this sum, $B_n$ is the Bernoulli number with $B_1 = -\frac 1 2$. Thanks for your attention!
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Finding infinite sum

I am really stuck as to how I find this infinite sum: $$\sum_{n=o}^\infty1-p(1-q)^{n-1}$$ The restrictions on p and q is that they both must be less than 1 but greater than 0, as this is the ...
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Lower bounding $(1-2^{-n})^n$

I'm trying to prove the following statement: For each $n \in \mathbb{N}$, $(1-2^{-n})^n \geq \frac{1}{2}$ My attempts: I've first written $(1-2^{-n})^n=(\frac{2^n - 1}{2^n})^n=\frac{(2^n - 1)^n}{...
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Convergent series $\sum_n\frac{a_{n+1}-a_n}{a_n}$ implies that $(a_n)$ is bounded [duplicate]

Suppose we have a sequence $(a_n)_{n\in\mathbb N}$ with $a_n>0$ and $a_{n+1}\geq a_n$ for all $n\in\mathbb N$. Then, I want to prove that $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\left(\frac{a_{n+1}-a_n}{a_n}\right)\...
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Root test to determine constant for which series is convergent

Determine the upper limit on the constant $k$ for which the following series is convergent $$\sum_{r=1}^{\infty}\frac{3^{kr}(r!)^2}{(3r)!r^{-r}}.$$ [You may use $\displaystyle \lim_{x \to \...
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If $\sum a_n$ converges absolutely, then so does $\sum f(a_n).$

Hi I am stuck on this problem. (please dont give the solution I just need some help to formalism my solution) Let f: R to R be differentiable, with continuous derivatives and f(0) = 0 If $\sum{a_{n}}$...
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Proof: $\exists z\in \mathbb{C}$ such that every sub-sequence of $(z_n)_n$ has a convergent sub-sequence with the limit $z$.

Claim: Let $(z_n)_n$ be a sequence in $\mathbb C$ such that the subsequences $(z_{2n})_n$, $(z_{2n+1})_n$ and $(z_{3n})_n$ are convergent. Then there $\exists z\in \mathbb{C}$ such that every sub-...
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Sufficient condition for positive alternating series with binomial coefficient

I have the following function: \begin{equation} F(\tau) = \sum_{k=0}^{\tau}\frac{C_k^\tau(-1)^k \left[ {}_2F_1\left(-2/\alpha,k;1-2/\alpha;-\gamma\right)-1\right]}{\left[1+L({}_2F_1\left(-2/\alpha,k;1-...
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Show that the $n$-th Fibonacci number is given by $\frac{\cosh na}{\cosh a}$ or $\frac{\sinh na}{\cosh a}$, where $\sinh a=1/2$

This question is taken from book: Advanced Calculus: An Introduction to Classical Analysis, by Louis Brand. The book is concerned with introductory real analysis. I request to help find the solution. ...
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Products of trig functions and the Thue–Morse sequence

I was studying transformations of finite products of trig functions into sums, and empirically observed that the following curious identity appears to hold for all non-negative integer $m$: $$\prod_{...
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If $\sum a_n$ converges , then $a_n<1/n$ a.e?

If $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}a_n<\infty$ is a Positive convergent series, does the following limit hold? $$\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{\mathrm{Card}\{1\leq k\leq n , a_k\geq\frac{1}{k}\}}{n}=0$$ I know of a ...
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Recurrence $f_{n+2}=af_{n+1}+bf_n$

Solve the recurrence $$f_{n+2}=af_{n+1}+bf_n\qquad n\in\Bbb N_0\tag{1}$$ Where $a,b>0$ and $f_0,f_1$ are given. I know that if $$F_{n+1}=c_nF_n+d_n$$ then $$F_n=F_0\prod_{k=0}^{n-1}c_k+\sum_{m=0}...
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Prove that $(z_n)_n$ is bounded $\Rightarrow$ $(w_nz_n)_{n\geq 1}$ is a null sequence (a sequence tending to $0$)

Let $z\in \mathbb{C}$, $(z_n)_{n\geq 1} \subset \mathbb{C}$ and $(w_n)_{n\geq 1}$(a null sequence) be sequences. Prove that $(z_n)_n$ is bounded $\Rightarrow$ $(w_nz_n)_{n\geq 1}$ is a null ...
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Proving the limit $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}(1+\frac{1}{n})^n=e$ [duplicate]

I want to prove that $\lim_{n\rightarrow\infty}(1+\frac{1}{n})^n=e$ There is a solution of the sum provided in my text book. There the expansion of $(1+\frac{1}{n})^n$ is like below: $(1+\frac{1}{n})...
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Show $\lim_{n\to\infty} na_n = 2$ [duplicate]

Suppose $a_n$ is real sequence which satisfies $$ a_1>0, \quad a_{n+1}=\ln(a_n+1) \quad (n\geq1)$$ How can I evaluate $$\lim_{n\to\infty}na_n$$? I just know $$\lim_{n\to\infty} a_n=0$$ But I don'...
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Notation for subsequences: Meaning of “primary”/“top” index and how to write unions?

Part 1: For some sequence $\{x_n\} = \{x_1, x_2, ...\}$, if I write a subsequence as $\{x_{n_k}\} = \{x_{n_1}, x_{n_2}, ...\}$ where $n_1 < n_2 < ...$, what is the meaning of the index $n$ in ...
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Find the equivalent of a sequence [duplicate]

let $u_n$ such as $u_0 > 0$ and $u_{n+1}=u_n+1/u_n$ Show that $u_n \sim \sqrt{2n}$
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Find limit of sequence defined by sum of previous terms and harmonics [on hold]

I came across this sequence as part of my work. Could someone indicate me the methodology I should follow to solve it? I guess it involves harmonic numbers and/or the digamma function? I have been ...
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Integral test to find constant for which series is convergent

Problem statement: Use the integral test to find the value of $b$ for which the following series is convergent $$ \sum_{r=2}^{\infty}\frac{8}{3(br+1)}-\frac{3}{2(r+1)}+\frac{1}{6(r-1)}.$$ ...
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How to prove that $\left\{\frac{1}{n^{2}}\right\}$ is Cauchy sequence

How can I prove that $\left\{\frac{1}{n^{2}}\right\}$ is a Cauchy sequence? A sequence of real numbers $\left\{x_{n}\right\}$ is said to be Cauchy, if for every $\varepsilon>0$, there exists a ...
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Is there an exception to the law of large numbers?

I was reading about the law of large numbers, and under its strong formulation it says that the sample average converges almost surely. That means that it may exist a finite subset with measure $0$ ...
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Prove that if $(z_n)_{n\geq 1}$ is a null sequence, then $(|z_n|^q)_{n\geq 1}$ with $\forall q\in \mathbb{Q}:q>0$ is a null sequence and vice versa.

Let $z\in \mathbb{C}, (z_n)_{n\geq 1} \subset \mathbb{C}$ be a sequence. Prove that: $(z_n)_{n\geq 1}$ null sequence $\Longleftrightarrow$ $(|z_n|^q)_{n\geq 1} \quad,\forall q\in \mathbb{Q}:q>0$ ...
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General form of a function sequence

I've problem with defining a general form of a function sequence. From the begining - last time, I was wondering, how simple function defined by other functions iside can be defined. So let we say, ...
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Find the limit of $a_n=\left(\frac{3n^4+n^2+n(-1)^n}{2n^4+i^n+n^2}\right)_n$

Find the limit of $a_n=\left(\frac{3n^4+n^2+n(-1)^n}{2n^4+i^n+n^2}\right)_n$ I assume that it tends to $1.5$ since I did some tests. For example $a_{10000}\approx 1.5$. I also know that $n^4$ ...
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Prove $\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\ln\left(1+\frac{(-1)^n}{n^p}\right)$ converges if and only if $p>\frac 12$

I am trying to prove that the following sequence converges: $$\sum_{n=2}^{\infty}\ln\left(1+\frac{(-1)^n}{n^p}\right)$$ if and only if $p>\frac 12$. I've seen solutions to this exact problem here, ...
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Does/Can a “function” exist that can “return” “any” “number series”?

I am really a novice at Math and am interested in the existence of such function as I think it could be really useful for some experimentation in machine learning. My question is, does/can a "...
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If $(x_n)_{n = 1}^{\infty}$ is Cauchy, show subsequence $(x_{n_{k}})$ such that $\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}|x_{n_{k}} - x_{n_{k+1}}| < \infty$

If $(x_n)_{n = 1}^{\infty}$ is Cauchy, show that it has a subsequence $(x_{n_{k}})$ such that $\sum_{k = 1}^{\infty}|x_{n_{k}} - x_{n_{k+1}}| < \infty$ Attempt: Since $x_n$ is Cauchy and since $\...
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How to prove that $\left(\frac{n^n}{(2n)!}\right)_{n\geq 0}$ is a null sequence. (a sequence tending to 0)

How to prove that $\left(\frac{n^n}{(2n)!}\right)_{n\geq 0}$. First of all, I realised that for $n=0$, we have an undetermined expression... Is that a possible mistake in the task? Nevermind, my ...
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Let $(x_n)$ be a bounded sequence and $u=\limsup x_n$. Let E be set of limits of convergent subsequences of $(x_n)$. How do I prove $u \in E$?

I've been trying to attempt this problem for a long time now. At fist I tried to show that the sequence $(u_n)$, where $u_n = \sup_{i \geq n} x_i$, is a subsequence of $(x_n)$. But this is not true ...
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The probability that $s$ integers selected according to the ideal soliton distribution are relatively $r$-prime

Fix integers $r,s\geq1$, not both 1. Definition. We say that integers $a_{1},\ldots,a_{s}$ are relatively $r$-prime if their greatest common divisor has no perfect $r$th power factors > 1. (When $r=...
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Evaluating an infinite series $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^{2}2^{n}}$ [duplicate]

I have been trying to find the sum of the series $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^{2}2^{n}}$$ but I couldn't find any methods (such as a fourier series) that seem to get me anywhere. WolframAlpha ...
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The limit of the interval endpoints depending on $n$

For $n \in \mathbb{N_0}$ consider the sequence of intervals of the the following from: \begin{align} A_k &:= [ k, k + 1 ), \quad k \in \mathbb{N_0} \\ \frac{A_k}{2} &:= \left[ \frac{k}{2}, \...
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Need help with series index

I would like to get some help if someone explain in particular the second part of the question. I am a bit confused. I guess the first part will be $m=-2$ but don't know what will be the coefficient ...
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Prove geometric sum identity

Prove that ${ \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}{x e^{-nx} }} = { \frac{x}{ e^{x} - 1 } }$ for $x \in [0,1]$. I know that with geometric sums ${ \sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{x^n }} = { \frac{1}{1- x } } $but which ...
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Abel's test for uniform convergence in Fourier series

In Abel's test for uniform convergence, we wite the terms of the series as $u_n(x)=a_n f_n(x)$ and there is a condition which says that the functions $f_n(x)$ should be monotonic, in mathematical ...
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Taylor Type series

I'm stuck in the following series: $$\sum_{n=0}^{+\infty} \frac{1}{n!}\frac{d}{dx^n} \left( f(n-2x) \right) \left|_{x=0} \right.$$ where $f$ is a smooth function. At first glance it resembles a Taylor ...
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Why when finding a Laurent series can we factor the function

Say we are trying to find the Laurent series (at zero) of $\frac{cos(z)}{z^{3}}$ why is it we can factor out $z^{-3}$ and multiply the Taylor series expansion of $cos(z)$ at zero when we are trying to ...
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Trying to understand convergence, example problem with getting an ε

So I recently started doing convergence in my Algebra class and I am having some trouble understanding conceptually how to find the $\epsilon$-value in the definition $\left|a_n − a\right| \leq \...
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Need help clarifying one step of the proof the ratio test

A couple of days ago I submited a question asking for clarification of the proof of the ratio test connecting it with the Cauchy Hamarard Theorem. I received a lot of useful help and clarifications ...
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Simpler derivation of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$ [duplicate]

I know that the equality $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{n^2} = \frac{\pi^2}{6}$$ can be proved in numerous ways by using the Fourier series. However, is there a way to derive it using more fundamental ...
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Show that $\sum x^p$ over primes must have a non-trivial zero.

The sum $\sum x^n$ is unbounded in $|x| \le 1$. Similarly if $p$ is prime then trivially $\sum x^p$ is also unbounded in $|x| < 1$ because all primes $> 2$ are odd so the lower bound would ...