The sequences-and-series tag has no usage guidance.

**33**

votes

**3**answers

1k views

### Why do Pell equations appear in Ramanujan's pi formulas?

While answering this MSE question about the Pell equation $x^2-29y^2=1$, I noticed that certain fundamental solutions appeared in Ramanujan's famous pi formula.
I. Given the fundamental unit ...

**24**

votes

**6**answers

3k views

### What problem would you base your mathcoin on?

Recently, a variant of electronic currency, based on prime sextuplets,
broke the record in generating the largest known set of six primes, packed as closely as possible, that is, a sextuple ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

281 views

### Does this function have any exponential growth?

Has anyone seen any function of the following type?
$$
g(x):=\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{x^n}{n!}\exp\left(-\frac{a^n}{x}\right),\quad a>1,x\ge 0.
$$
The question is whether for some constant ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

359 views

### The closed form of $\sum_{n=2}^\infty(-1)^{n+1}\frac{\psi(n)}n\log(n)$

The following series I'm interested in $$\sum_{n=2}^\infty(-1)^{n+1}\frac{\psi(n)}n\log(n)$$
where $\psi(n)$ is digamma function
arose in the evaluation of an integral I posted on MSE, ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

435 views

### A.e. pointwise convergence of L2 functions - counterexample for generalization of Carleson's thm

Let $f_n \in L^2[0,1]$ be an orthonormal sequence and let $c_n \in \mathbb C$ be such that $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty} |c_n|^2 < \infty$. Does this imply that the sequence $\sum_{n = 1}^{\infty}c_nf_n$ ...

**7**

votes

**3**answers

453 views

### Asymptotic formulas for Monster-related modular functions?

Define the following,
$$j(\tau) = \Big(\tfrac{E_4(\tau)}{\eta^8(\tau)}\Big)^3 = {1 \over q} + 744 + \color{blue}{196884} q + 21493760 q^2 + 864299970 q^3 + \cdots \tag{1}$$
$$j_{2A}(\tau) ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

247 views

### Is this infinite series related to some well-known special functions?

Please allow me to resort once again to the expertise of the MathOverflow community :
During research I encoutered the following infinite series :
$$\sum_{n=-\infty}^{+\infty} ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

204 views

### Minimizing $\{0,1\}$-sequence permutations

Explanation: For a given bit sequence $f$, reposition the bits as to minimize $G$ which can be thought of as a measure of how poorly proportional $f$ is to each of its subsequences.
Let $p \in ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

259 views

### What is known about this series?

I recently came across the following function which intrigues me:
\begin{equation}
f(\alpha):=\sum_{i=0}^\infty \frac{\alpha^{i(i+1)/2}}{i!}.
\end{equation}
For $-1\leq \alpha\leq 1$ this function is ...

**6**

votes

**2**answers

425 views

### expression for infinite series with powers of factorial in denominator

The series
$$\sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{\exp(c k \beta)}{(k!)^\beta} $$
has come up when I'm trying to apply the methodology in this paper (http://www.ism.ac.jp/~eguchi/pdf/Robustify_MLE.pdf) to Poisson ...

**2**

votes

**2**answers

216 views

### Finite series with reciprocal factorials

I asked the question at MSE
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/982388/simple-finite-series-with-reciprocal-factorials
but got no answer or comment (it is not a homework).
I'm trying to find the ...

**2**

votes

**3**answers

413 views

### How did the summation operation come into use? [closed]

So we've been using summations at least since the dawn of calculus. I'm wondering how the process of summing a function came to be known? Are there events that led to the invention of the summation ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

117 views

### The behavior of series involving special subsets of the prime numbers

It is well known that the series $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P}} \frac{1}{p}$ diverges where $\mathbb{P}$ denotes the set of primes. Brun proved that $\sum_{p\in \mathbb{P_2}} \frac{1}{p}$ converges where $ ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

104 views

### Inner Product of Given Sum Positive Sequence

Let $$A = \Big\{(a_1,a_2,\dots)\ \Big|\ a_i\ge 0, \sum_{i=1}^\infty a_i=1\Big\},$$ $$v(x)=\sup\left(\bigg\{\sum_{i=1}^\infty a_ib_i\ \bigg|\ (a_i)_{i=1}^\infty,\, (b_i)_{i=1}^\infty \in ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

202 views

### Name for series $\sum f_n x^n / (n! (n+k)!)$

Let $(f_n)_{n\ge0}$ be a real sequence. Then $\sum f_n {x^n \over n!}$ is called the exponential generating function of $(f_n)$.
Let $k\ge0$ be a nonnegative integer. If we add another factorial ...

**7**

votes

**1**answer

252 views

### Is this series well known?

I recently encountered the following function
$$
f(t) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{t^{n^2}}{n^2!}.
$$
It seems familiar, though I cannot remember where I might have seen it before. I would like to know ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

75 views

### Summation mollifier to ensure a certain alternating series has the correct value

I would like the function $f(n,M)$, where $n$ and $M$ are integers and $n\le M$, so that $f$ satisfies the following two conditions:
(1) $\sum_{n=0}^M (-1)^n f(n,M) = \tfrac{1}{2}$
(2) $f(n,M) ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

382 views

### Conjectured relation between alternating Prime zeta series and Riemann zeta

Let $P(s)$ be the Prime zeta function.
Numerical evidence suggests these identities:
$$ \sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{k}P(3k)}{k}=\log{\bigg(\frac{1}{945}\frac{\pi^6}{\zeta(3)}\bigg)}\qquad\quad ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

60 views

### Algebraic Relations between $G(q)$ and $H(q)$

I had posted this originally on MSE, but got no response at all hence posting the same here.
In his paper "Algebraic Relations between Certain Infinite Products" (Proceedings of the London ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

75 views

### Where the following interpolation method converges?

In this question about discrete-analytic functions (that is functions, who equal to their Newton series) I asked for a solution for the following problem:
Is there a method to extend the notion ...

**8**

votes

**0**answers

211 views

### If the generating function summation and zeta regularized sum of a divergent exist, do they always coincide?

One could assign a value to divergent series by means of several summation methods. One summation method we could consider is the generating function method. Let's sum, for example, the fibonacci ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

320 views

### Prove that these two definitions of “natural” integration constant coincide when both converge

These are two possible definitions of antiderivative (integral) incorporating a supposedly natural choice of an integration constant (see this question for further details).
The first one is based on ...

**4**

votes

**0**answers

198 views

### Without Skolem–Mahler–Lech Theorem? [closed]

Using Skolem–Mahler–Lech theorem one can easily prove the $\displaystyle \lim_{n\to +\infty}\left|\Re\left(\frac{1+i\sqrt{7}}{2} \right)^n\right| =+\infty$.
Is there a "simple way" to prove this ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

175 views

### Do $r$-th root Harmonic numbers ever sum to integers?

None of the Harmonic numbers $H_n = \sum_{k=1}^n 1/k$ are integers for $n>1$
(e.g., this MSE question and answer).
Q. Define the $r$-th root Harmonic number $H_n^{1/r} = \sum_{k=1}^n ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

166 views

### a question on sum of Gaussian binomial coefficients

I was trying to calculate something and at some point I get the following sum:
\begin{equation}
\sum_{t=0,t \text{ even}}^{s}{s+3n \brack s-t}\sum_{i = 0}^{t/2}q^{2i^2}{t/2+2n-i \brack t/2-i}{n ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

175 views

### Proof of equidistribution theorem for exponential coefficients

Can anyone provide a proof of the equidistribution theorem using Weyl's criterion for the case of $c*a \,\,\, \text{(mod 1)}$ where $c=2^n: \,\,\, \forall n \in N_0$ for irrational algebraic $a$? The ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

143 views

### Pointwise (in time) convergence in $H^{-1}$ implies pointwise weak convergence in $L^q$, why?

Let $u_n \to u$ in $C^0([0,T];H^{-1}(\Omega))$ and suppose $\lVert u_n \rVert_{L^\infty(0,T;L^\infty(\Omega))} \leq C$ for all $n$.
It follows that for almost all $t$, $u_n(t)$ is bounded in ...

**14**

votes

**1**answer

524 views

### A sum by Ramanujan for $\coth^{2}(5\pi)$

Ramanujan mentions in one of his letters to Hardy that $$\frac{1^{5}}{e^{2\pi} - 1}\cdot\frac{1}{2500 + 1^{4}} + \frac{2^{5}}{e^{4\pi} - 1}\cdot\frac{1}{2500 + 2^{4}} + \cdots = ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

366 views

### closed form expression for an infinite series

Is there any closed form expression for the infinite sum $\sum_{n \geq 0}q^{n(n+1)/2}(1+q)(1+q^2)\cdots(1+q^n)u^n$ where both $q$ and $n$ are variables and $n \in N \cup {0}$?

**4**

votes

**0**answers

177 views

### a question about Tsirelson's space

NOTE: I asked this question over at math.stackexchange.com but got no answer or comments after 3 days, probably because it's a bit specialized. Hopefully it is interesting enough to ask over here.
...

**11**

votes

**1**answer

280 views

### Cantor set intersecting a geometric sequence

I was working on a problem involving finding all points in the intersection of the Cantor set $C$ and the geometric sequence $\{ (2/3)^i \}_{i=1}^\infty$. The only points I have in this intersection ...

**-4**

votes

**1**answer

180 views

### A general question on nonnegative integer sequence [closed]

Let $A=\{x\ |\ x\in\mathbb Z_{\ge 0},\ x\ $ with some conditions$\ \}$.
Let $B=\mathbb Z_{\ge 0}-A$.
Define $\ 2A= \{a+b : a \in A,\ b \in A\}$.
Define $\ 2B=\{a+b : a \in B,\ b \in B\}$.
Then the set ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

99 views

### Convergence and summation of power towers or Ackermann functions

I deleted this at StackExchange as it seems advanced or not very relevant for there and I want to ask here.
Let z be a complex number, $Im(z)\neq 0$ or $Re(z)<4$, m be a natural number, let ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

436 views

### Expression for infinite sum of two Bessel functions and a power

I'm searching for an expression of the following sum (all indices are integers and all variables are positive real numbers):
$$\sum_{\lambda=-\infty}^{+\infty} A^{|l-\lambda|} B^{|\lambda|} ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

147 views

### How to classify the complex function with same natural boundary in complex plane? [closed]

There are complex functions with the same natural boundaries in the complex plane, but,they are different from each other. For example, there are lots of different lacunary power series with ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

321 views

### If two functions are equal to their Newton series, is their composition also equal to its Newton series?

Suppose we have two real-valued functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$, both equal to their Newton series expansion:
$$f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \binom{x}k \Delta^k f\left (0\right)$$
$$g(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty ...

**8**

votes

**4**answers

534 views

### Computing $\int_0^T e^{itA}Be^{-itA} dt$ without an infinite series

I'm hoping to compute the following integral: $\int_0^T e^{itA}Be^{-itA} dt$ where $iA, iB$ are traceless anti-Hermitian matrices (i.e. $\mathfrak{su}(n)$). I have found the following form for the ...

**6**

votes

**0**answers

295 views

### On the sum of consecutive primes and product of first and last

Lets consider the sequence of consecutive prime numbers $p_1=2 , p_2=3 ,p_4=5 , \cdots$
. $(p_n,p_{j})$ is to be called good prime pair if $$\sum_{i =n }^{j}p_i= p_n p_{j}$$
Meaning the sum of set of ...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

102 views

### On the comparison of Egyptian fractions of two kinds

I posted the question on MSE here but it did not get any answer.
Consider $$S(n)=\left\{(a_1 ,a_2,a_3, \dots, a_n)\mid a_1\le a_2\le\cdots\le a_n, \; \sum_{r=1}^{n}\frac{1}{a_r} = 1\right\} \subset ...

**4**

votes

**2**answers

414 views

### About a failed conjecture on $d(N)$

This was post by me on Maths SE: but it did not get any solution
Some months ago I made the following conjecture -
Let $d(n)$ denote the number of divisors of $n $.
Then let $N$ be a number such ...

**4**

votes

**1**answer

310 views

### A question on null sequences

Is it true that a sequence of real numbers $\{a_n\}$ converges to zero if and only if the sequences $\{\sin^2(nh)a_n\}$ $(h \in \mathbb{R})$ all converge to zero?
In case the answer is ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

378 views

### Are all counterexamples of OEIS A226181 both Poulet numbers and Proth numbers?

OEIS A226181:
3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29, 37, 41, 47, 53, 59, 61, 67, 71, 73, 79,
83, 89, 97, 101, 103, 107, 113, 131, 137, 139, 149, 163, ...
Primes $p$ ...

**12**

votes

**1**answer

414 views

### Cesaro(?)/Euler(?) - summation of the $s(p)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty (-1)^{H(k)} (1+k)^p$ for $p=1,2,3,…$ (where $H(k)$ is the Hamming-weight)

In another thread (in MO) there was a question about a series where the signs at the terms alternate with the "Hamming-weight", that means according to the number of bits in the binary representation ...

**3**

votes

**2**answers

402 views

### Sum of series $a^{i^2}$

Is there any closed form known for the expression $\sum_{i=1}^\infty a^{i^2}$ where $|a|<1$? Thanks!

**0**

votes

**1**answer

329 views

### Is a certain sumset derived from primes of a certain form the set of all naturals?

OEIS A167055 Numbers n such that $12n + 5$ is prime.
$0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21,...$ are items of OEIS $A167055$.
I conjecture that the set of the sum of every two items of this ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

269 views

### What is known about $\displaystyle \sum_k{a^{b^k}}$?

What is known about $\displaystyle \sum_k{a^{b^k}}$? I am very interested in the possible applications of this series.
I have asked about this on Mathematics Stack Exchange here.
I'm wondering if ...

**18**

votes

**2**answers

573 views

### Shortest supersequence of all permutations of $n$ elements

Given an alphabet with $n$ characters, what is the shortest sequence that contains all $n!$ permutations as subsequences?
A subsequence can be obtained from a sequence by deleting any characters, ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

306 views

### Can the Fourier series of a continuous function diverge on an uncountable set of measure zero?

I know that there exist continuous function $f: [0,2\pi]\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ whose Fourier series diverges at all rational points of $[0,2\pi]$(c.f. Katznelson).We also know that the set of ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

137 views

### Reference for a General Theory of Sequences?

Since decades, mathematicians are studying function spaces, discovering new structures more and more adapted for a general theory of functional analysis.
In that works, sequence spaces are generally ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

86 views

### A limit of a sum related to integer lattice and power series

I have the following lemma that I would like to find a source to cite for. Let $L$ be a subset of $\mathbb Z^d_{>0}$. I would like to claim that the limit
$$\lim_{z \to (1,\ldots,1)^-} (\sum_{v ...