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Has unconditional convergence ever been proved other than by deducing it from absolute convergence?

Nobody's answering this question so I'll try it here. This is really a reference request: Has a certain kind of proof ever been used? A series $\displaystyle\sum_n a_n$ converges absolutely if ...
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Sums of reciprocals involving divisor sums

This question was asked at MSE but never received an answer. Let $A\subset\mathbb{N}$ be a subset of the natural numbers, and let $\sigma(n)$ denote the sum of divisors of $n$. Recall that we have ...
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For a given $n$, under what condition(s) there exists (at least) two different $c$ and $c′$ such that $X_n^c=X_n^{c'}$

Let $X_n^c=\{\cos\left((4k-c)\frac{\pi}{2n}+\frac{\pi}{4}\right): k=0, 1, \dots, n-1\}$ where $c\in\{0, 1, \ldots, \lfloor\frac{n}{2}\rfloor\}$ and $n$ is any positive integer greater than 3. I want ...
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Statistics, the deviation and expection of a number sequence [closed]

There is a sequence of number $a_{0},a_{1},...,a_{n}$, $(0 < a_{i} < 1)$ Define $b_{t} = \frac{ \sum_{i=0}^{t}{w^{t-i}a_{i}} }{ \sum_{i=0}^{t}{w^{t-i}} }$ where $w \in (0, 1)$. Can we proof ...
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Number of binary sequences in which the number of $(1, 1)$ and $(0, 0)$ is prespecified

Consider a binary sequence $\mathbf{a}_n$ consisting of 1s and 0s. Let us denote by $f(\mathbf{a}_n)$ the number of $(1, 1)$ and $(0, 0)$ in $\mathbf{a}_n$; I am not sure whether there is a formal ...
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Generating a series representation for the inverse of the operator $f(f)$

I was considering the following problem: Suppose you are given a function $u: C \rightarrow C$, find a function $g$ such that $g(g) = u$ (Let's assume that such a function exists). And by "find", I ...
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The maximum lengthed sequence of prime numbers with certain conditions (denizens)

Definition - Denizen A sequence $\lbrace a_k \rbrace$ is a denizen if all of it's members are prime numbers, i.e $a_0, a_1, ... a_n \in \mathbb{P} $; and it satisfies the following condition; ...
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How many rearrangements must fail to alter the value of a sum before you conclude that none do?

This will not be altogether unrelated to this earlier question. For which classes $C$ of bijections from $\{1,2,3,\ldots\}$ to itself is it the case that for all sequences $\{a_i\}_{i=1}^\infty$ of ...
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Closed Form Expression for Nested Series Summation?

Just wandering if there are any criteria that can decide whether a finite series summation has closed form or not. for example, In the following nested summation, $n$ is some even integer that will be ...
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A problem upon function series [migrated]

Function series $\sum_{n=1 }^{ \infty} u_{n}(x)$ converges to $S(x)$ in bounded interval $[a,b]$, if every $u_n(x)$ is non-negative and continuous in $[a,b]$. prove that $S(x)$ attains its infimum in ...
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Conway's subprime Fibonacci sequences

I want to be certain I have the latest information on Conway's subprime Fibonacci sequences, arXiv-posted a year ago; I am referencing the status in a review. To wit, starting with $(0,1)$:1 $$ 0, 1, ...
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Rearrangements that never change the value of a sum

I posted this question on math.stackexchange.com and so far the only answer posted (also mentioned in the comments under the question) shows that one of my rash initial guesses about the bottom-line ...
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Asymptotics of a recurrence relation

The sequence $(a_n)_{n \ge 0}$ satisfies, $a_0 = a_1 = 1$ and the recursion relation: $$a_n = \sum\limits_{k=0}^{[n/2]} \frac{a_k}{(n-2k)!}$$ where, $[x]$ is the nearest integer to $x$ not exceeding ...
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Any formula for the partial sum of a remainder series?

Let $N \ge 1$ be an integer, and there is a series $ \{ N \mod 1, N \mod 2, ... , N \mod i, ... \}$. Obviously when $i \gt N+1$, the series will become $\{N, N, N, ..., \}$. So only take $i \le N$ ...
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Recursion, Common Term, Combinatorics [closed]

May we find the common term for recursive sequence? if yes that how to find the common term of recursive sequence such: 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 5 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 4 1 2 1 3 1 2 1 6 ... in a ...
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Asymptotics of a Bivariate Generating Function

I have the following generating function, $$G(x,y)=\sum_{n,k \geq 0}a(n,k)x^ny^k = \frac{(y^2-y)x+1}{(y-y^3)x^2-(y+1)x+1}$$ and I am interested in obtaining an asymptotic for the sequence $a(n,k)$ ...
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What is the rate of convergence? [closed]

How quickly does the series defined by $$x_0 = 0, \ x_{n+1} = \frac{x_n^2+1}{2}$$ converge to $1$?
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Elementary treatment of elementary functions in constructive math

I would appreciate a reference to constructive math literature with elementary proofs that elementary functions are locally non-constant (i. e. densely apart from any real in any interval with ...
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Determining when combinatorial sums are zero

To keep things simple with a specific example, we ask: Prove that $\displaystyle\ a_n:=\frac{1}{n!}\sum_{k=0}^n \binom{n}{k} \frac{1}{k!} (-1)^{n-k}$ is zero if and only if $n=1$. (Or find a ...
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Who was/were the first to note that if $\sum_{x \in X} \frac{1}{x} < \infty$ then the natural density of $X$ is zero?

It is a result from additive-theory folklore that the natural density of a set $X$ of positive integers such that $\sum_{x \in X} \frac{1}{x} < \infty$ is zero. This is reproved, e.g., in T. ...
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Asymptotic expansion of a sequence given by an integral with reciprocal Gamma function

I would like to know the asymptotic expansion of the sequence of positive numbers given by $$I_{n}:=-\int_{0}^{1}\frac{n^{x-1}}{\Gamma(x-1)}dx,$$ for $n\rightarrow\infty$. One can easily derive an ...
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What conditions imply that a function over $\mathbb{Z}$ is a polynomial? [closed]

How would one prove that a function is a polynomial? I can't seem to find anything about this on the internet. I would like to know if there are any unique properties that only polynomials can ...
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What is the motivation and purpose of the Floretion group?

When searching through the Oeis, I came across something called a floretion. Based on the context, it seems to be some sort of algebraic structure. I googled it and found nothing that explained their ...
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Differentiating and integrating an infinite series arising from a PDE

Let us work on a bounded domain $\Omega$ with Neumann BCs, with $(\varphi_k, \lambda_k)$ being the orthonormalised eigenvectors and eigenvalues of the Neumann Laplacian. Given $u \in H^{\frac ...
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Positivity of alternating series

Let $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^{\infty}$ be a sequence of positive real numbers such that $\limsup_n \frac{1}{n}\log a_n=-\infty$. Then $$ f(x)=\sum_{n\geq 0}a_n x^n $$ converges absolutely for all $x$. Under ...
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Is this series involving hyperbolic functions uniformly convergent?

Suppose that $\mu_k$ is an increasing sequence of numbers such that $0 < \mu_1 \leq \mu_2 \leq ..$ with $\mu_k \to \infty$ as $k \to \infty$ $\sum_{k=1}^\infty |u_k|^2 < \infty$ and ...
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How do I evaluate this sum :$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{\sin(n!)}{\cos(n!)}$ if it's not open problem?

I proposed this question on MSE but some comments affirmed that is unsolved problem and no answer. I would like to see what MO say about it. How do I evaluate this sum ...
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Motzkin polynomials and enumeration of chord diagrams

On page 12 of the paper Enumeration of chord diagrams on many intervals and their non-orientable analogs" by Alexeev, Andersen, Penner, and Zograf is a list of polynomials which are a refinement of ...
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On finding the region $R$ for which the multi-variable sequence converges [closed]

Find the region $(x,y) \in R$ for which the following sequence converges $$\lim_{n \to \infty} \; \;\left| e^n\frac{(\sqrt{y}-\sqrt{x})^{2n}}{x^n} \right| = 0$$ I am currently doing number theory ...
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Sum Of n numbers taken $k$ at a time, where numbers are of form $r\choose k$

I have an array of numbers lets call it $p$ , where $p[r]={k+r-1\choose k-1}$ I want to find the sum of all the elements of $p$ taken $n$ at a time . $0\le r\le k$ For instance, for $k=3$ ,$n=2$ , ...
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Can one show that the terms of prime index of a certain recursive sequence are not divisible by their index infinitely often?

Let $(a_n)$ be the sequence defined by $$a_{n+1}=2na_n-n^2a_{n-1}$$ and $a_0=0$ and $a_1=1$. I would like to prove that there exist infinitely many primes $p$ such that $p$ does not divide $a_p$. Any ...
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Is this a rational function?

Is $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{z^n}{2^n-1} \in \mathbb{C}(z)\ ?$$ In a slightly different vein, given a sequence of real numbers $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$, what are some necessary and sufficient ...
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Four kinds of generalized hypergeometric formulas for $\pi$

Given, $$\begin{array}{|c|c|c|c|} \hline n&a_n&b_n&c_n\\ \hline 1 & 6541681608 & 163096908 & -640320^3\\ \hline 2 & 85840 & 4492 & -14112^2\\ \hline 3 & 28302 ...
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how to evaluate the following double summation to infinity without using integration method?

The expression is as follows: $\sum_{x=0}^{\infty}\sum_{y=0}^{\infty} \exp(-\sqrt{x^2+y^2})$ I have thought about using Taylor approximation to get started but it doesn't seem to get me anywhere. ...
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Probability of sub-sequence of exact length to occur

Let's suppose that I have a sequence of length $L$ of uniformly distributed random numbers on interval $(a,b)$. How can I calculate probability that increasing sub-sequence of length $M,M <L, $ ...
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Maximizing the discrepancy in Jensen's inequality for a certain function

Let $\underline{b}=\{b_1,\dots,b_n\}$ be a fixed sequence of positive numbers, and let $a>0$ be a parameter. Define $$ D(a;\underline{b}):=\frac{1}{\frac{1}{na}+\frac{1}{\sum_{i=1}^n b_i}} ...
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Simplifying closed form for Meta Operator

I was consider the set of linear operators: $$O_{a,k} = \frac{f(ax^k) - f(x)}{ax^k - x} $$' Particularly I am looking for the closed forms of the eigenfunctions of this operator, that is the ...
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Pointwise (a.e) evaluation of $\sum_{n \geq 0}(u,w_n)_{L^2}w_n$ and equalities in $L^2$

Let $w_n$ be a orthonormal basis of $L^2(\Omega)$. Given $u \in L^2$ we can write $$u=\sum_{n \geq 0}(u,w_n)_{L^2}w_n.$$ Suppose $w_n$ are the eigenfunctions of the Neumann Laplacian. We can write ...
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Does this infinite sum arising from separation of variables converge?

This problem came up in a PDE where I used separation of variables to formally get a solution. Now I need to know whether that formal solution is sensible. Let $a_k >0$ be an increasing sequence ...
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On one class of Somos-like sequences

This question is motivated by integrability of the sequence mistakenly arisen in the question Does this sequence always give an integer? Let $m_1,\ldots, m_{k-1}$ be positive integers and sequence ...
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Asymptotic behavior of a sequence of functions

For $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $q\in(0,1)$, define $$f_{n}(q):=\sum_{i_{1},i_{2},\dots,i_{n}=1}^{\infty}\frac{q^{i_1+i_2+\dots+i_n}}{(1-q^{i_1+i_2})(1-q^{i_2+i_3})\dots(1-q^{i_{n-1}+i_n})(1-q^{i_n+i_1})}.$$ ...
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Local Uniform Convergence

Suppose $f(x)$ is a positive continuous function on $[0,\infty)$ and that $f(x+u)-f(x)\to 0$ as $x\to\infty$ for every given $u\in[0,\infty)$. Prove that, given any $a>0$, $f(x+u)-f(x)\to 0$, as ...
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Fractal in discrete time series/discrete time sequence

Consider a time series of real number $x_1, x_2,\dots,...x_n$. How one can define fractal dimension of this series? I would like to know famous formula $F+H=2$ where H is Hurst exponent and F is ...
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Is $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k^2)$ bounded by a constant $M$?

I know $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k)$ is bounded by a constant. How about $\sum_{k=1}^{n} \sin(k^2)$?
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Oscillation aspects of two-way infinite alternating series (a followup from the MO-question “functions that eventually oscillate”)

In the recent question on "eventually oscillating function" I had a heuristic for the function $d(x)$ that its amplitude is constant, but could not further describe that function. I just found a ...
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How to assess the influence of a specific term in this telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$?

I like to expand on this (unanswered) MSE question. Take the following, nicely symmetrical, telescoping series for $\zeta(s)$: $$\displaystyle \zeta(s) = \frac{1}{2\,(s-1)} \left(1+\sum ...
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Sets of natural numbers with finite intersections and divergent sums of reciprocals

Does there exist an uncountable collection $\Lambda$ of infinite subsets of the set of natural numbers such that (i) any two distinct subsets in the collection have a finite intersection and (ii) the ...
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An infinite sum which approaches a geometric series

This is a cross-post from http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1174998/estimating-an-unusual-infinite-sum, which didn't get any useful answers I encountered the following unusual type of infinite ...
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Euler series with milder divergence

Theorema 19 in Euler's memoir "Variae observationes circa series infinitas" says The sum of the reciprocals of the prime numbers is infinitely great but is infinitely times less than the sum of the ...
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What is the Hausdorff dimension of this fractal?

Let $\sum_{i=h}^\infty d_i/b^i $ be the base $b$ representation of $x \geq 0,$ where $b>1$ and the $d_i$ are uniquely determined by the greedy algorithm. For fixed $c>1,$ let $f(x)= ...