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### Probabilities in a riddle involving axiom of choice

The question is about a modification of the following riddle (you can think about it before reading the answer if you like riddles, but that's not the point of my question):
The Riddle:
We assume ...

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### Finding the min of a sequence related with factorials

Let $N,n$ be natural numbers.
Let us define $a_n=m$ when $N!$ can be divided by $(n!)^m$ and it cannot be divided by $(n!)^{m+1}$.
For a given $N(\ge 2)$, let $\min(N)$ be the min of $na_n\ (2\le ...

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### Multivariate generating function

I am investigating the perturbation of the Jordan canonical form. In my work I must calculate the number of ways to factor $p^ {n-k} q^k$ where $p$ and $q$ are distinct primes ...

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### Order of magnitude of $\sum \frac{1}{\log{p}}$

Question: What is the order of magnitude of the following sum?
$$ \sum_{p<n}_{p\ \ prime} \frac{1}{\log{p}} $$
Additional information: Since
$$ \sum_{p<n}_{p\ \ prime} \frac{1}{\log{n}} ...

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### Infinite series - analytical solution

Analytical Solution is required for:
$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty (2n+1)\exp(-n(n+1)x),$$
$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty (2n+1)^2\exp(-n(n+1)x),$$
$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty n(n+1)(2n+1)\exp(-n(n+1)x),$$
$$\sum_{n=0}^\infty ...

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### Asymptotic behavior of the sequence $u_n = u_{n-1}^2-n$

I am currently interested in the following sequence:
$$\begin{cases}u_0 & = & \alpha\\u_n & = & u_{n-1}^2-n\end{cases}$$ where $\alpha > C \approx 1.75793275... $ with $C$ being the ...

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### Proof that Newton expansion over derivatives has the properties of an integral [duplicate]

Let's consider a Newton expansion over consecutive derivatives of a function:
$$F(x)=\sum_{m=0}^{\infty} \binom {-1}m \sum_{k=0}^m\binom mk(-1)^{m-k}f^{(k)}(x)$$
Can it be proven that such ...

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### How to find the coefficients of a poor-converging series?

I have the series
$\psi(r,\theta;p)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n J_{\pi n/\Phi}(p r)\cos(\pi n \theta/\Phi)$
and the boundary conditions
$\psi(r,\pm\Phi;p)=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n J_{\pi ...

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### A generalization of alternating series involving modulus?

Alternating series are common in the literature, with important examples including
$\displaystyle\sum_{n=1}\frac{(-1)^{n-1}}{n}=\log 2$,
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### Is the mapping $f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow [0,1], \ x \mapsto \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\lfloor x^n \rfloor \mod 2}{2^n}$ surjective?

Is the mapping
$$
f: \mathbb{R} \rightarrow [0,1], \ x \mapsto \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\lfloor x^n \rfloor \mod 2}{2^n}
$$
surjective?
If not, what is its image?
If yes, what can be said about ...

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### Inverse problems for an asymptotic series which depends on a parameter?

I have the series
$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}(-1)^{n}a_{n}(\nu)\frac{\sin[\nu\,(m-n)]}{\nu\,(m^2-n^2)}=\frac{1}{m}$,
where $m$ is an integer. Is it possible to compute the coeffients $a_{n}(\nu)$? An ...

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### Structural differences between closed forms of two related infinite products?

In this question, I went quite a bit over the top, so I now tried to rephrase it in a much simpler way.
Take $a \in \mathbb{R}, s \in \mathbb{C}$ and:
$$\displaystyle C(s,a) := \prod_{n=1}^\infty ...

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### $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{a_n}=\infty$ $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{b_n}=\infty$ but $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{a_n+b_n}=c, c\in R$ [closed]

The following question is inspired from: Defining the slowest divergent series.
Let $a_n$ and $b_n$ be two strictly increasing sequences of natural numbers,with ...

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### Transcendental numbers as infinite products of sides of squares

We can obtain such an infinity of sides of squares by continuously increasing the length of the side of the inscribed square to the length of the circumscribed square of a circle with diameter equal ...

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### A nonlinear initial-boundary value problems with Taylor expansion of parameter [closed]

Let $u(x,t; \epsilon)$ satisfy the nonlinear initial boundary value problem
$$
u_{tt} = (u_{x} + u_{x}^3)_{x} + u_{xxt}, \space 0 \lt x \lt 1
$$
$$
u(0,t) = 0 \\
u(1,t) = 0 \\
u(x,0) = \epsilon f(x) ...

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### Does this sequence always give an integer?

It is known that the $k$-Somos sequences always give integers for $2\le k\le 7$.
For example, the $6$-Somos sequence is defined as the following :
$$a_{n+6}=\frac{a_{n+5}\cdot a_{n+1}+a_{n+4}\cdot ...

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### $ - \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^n}{2^n-1} =? \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{2^n+1}$ [closed]

Numerical evidence suggests:
$$ - \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^n}{2^n-1} =? \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{1}{2^n+1} \approx 0.764499780348444 $$
Couldn't find cancellation via rearrangement.
For the ...

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### Defining $\{a_i\}$ as $(1+x+⋯+x^k)^n =\sum_{i=0}^{kn}a_ix^i$, then is the 'special' difference-sequence $\{d^Na_i\}$ a unimodal sequence?

Question : Letting $k,n$ be positive integers, let's define a sequence $\{a_i\}\ (i=0,1,\cdots, kn)$ as
$$(1+x+\cdots+x^k)^n=\sum_{i=0}^{kn}a_ix^i.$$
Then, is the 'special' difference-sequence ...

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### Convergence of $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\psi^{(1)}(1-n/\pi)}{n^3}$

Related to an open problem about another series.
Set
$$A= \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{\psi^{(1)}(1-n/\pi)}{n^3}$$
where $\psi^{(n)}(k)$ is the polygamma function.
Does $A$ converge?
The related ...

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### The $d$-dimension extension of Bernoulli Polynomial

It is known that Bernoulli polynomial has the following Fourier expansion:
\begin{equation*}
B_{2n}(x) = \frac{(-1)^{n-1}2(2n)!}{(2\pi)^{2n}}\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}\frac{\cos(2k\pi x)}{k^{2n}}.
...

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### A second polylogarithm ladder for the tribonacci and n-nacci constants

In "A seventeenth-order polylogarithm ladder", on page 6 (eq 25), Bailey et al give a dilogarithmic ladder that begins with,
$$0 = ...

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### Graphs with graphic imbalance sequences

Let $G$ be simple undirected graph and $e=uv\in E(G)$.
The imbalance of the edge $e$ is the value $imb(e)=|d(u)-d(v)|$.
Let $M_{G}$ denotes the imbalance sequence (or more correctly, multiset of ...

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### Can an infinite sum depending on the logarithms of all positive integers be rational or algebraic?

Consider
$$ C = \sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(-1)^{f_1(n)} f_2(n) \log{n} + f_3(n)}{f_4(n)}$$
The sum converges. $f_1$ is either $0$ or $n-1$, $f_2,f_3,f_4$ are
polynomials with integer coefficients and $ ...

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### Is this known alternating sum for Euler's constant?

This probably is known, but Wolfram Alpha doesn't recognize it
and couldn't find it in Mathworld (there is something close,
but using floor).
We have
$\lim_{s \to 1} (\zeta(s)-1/(s-1)) = \gamma$
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### Lambert series identity

Can someone give me a short proof of the identity,
$$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{q^nx^{n^2}}{1-qx^{n}}+\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{q^nx^{n(n+1)}}{1-x^n}=\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{q^nx^n}{1-x^n}$$

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### non-trivial convergent sequence [duplicate]

I have reached a deadlock to find a example to show that a compact Hausdorff space does not need to have a no non-trivial convergent sequence.(except $\beta\omega$)
can you give me a example of ...

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### A question on graphic sequences

Let $G$ be a graph and $d_{G}(u)$ denotes degree of a vertex $u$ in $G$. Consider the next multiset $$M_{G}:=\{|d_{G}(u)-d_{G}(v)|:\ uv\in E(G)\}.$$
Conjecture: $M_{G}$ is graphical for every $G$.
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### Numbers that are generic w.r.t. exponentiation

This is a follow-up to my old question Number of distinct values taken by $x\hat{\phantom{\hat{}}}x\hat{\phantom{\hat{}}}\dots\hat{\phantom{\hat{}}}x$ with parentheses inserted in all possible ways.
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### A complex sequence with positive values

Let $\lambda_1,\dots,\lambda_d$ be complex numbers that constitute the spectrum of a nonnegative integer matrix, and $P_1,\dots, P_d$ be complex polynoms, such that the sequence $$u_n=\Sigma_{i=1}^d ...

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### Beyond Collatz: A $5n+1$ conjecture? [closed]

Let
$$x_{n+1} = \begin{cases} x_n/2 &;\text{if } x_n \equiv 0 \pmod{2}\\ k\,x_n+1 &; \text{if } x_n\equiv 1 \pmod{2} \end{cases}$$
and $k=3$ and $x_n\in\Bbb N$. Collatz conjectured for this ...

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### Convergent subsequence of $\sin n$

It is well known (not to me -- ed.) that for every real number $\theta \in [0, 1]$ there exists a sequence $(k_i)$ such that $\lim\sin k_i = \theta,$ but there appear to be no explicit such ...

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### Certain asymptotics involving double infinite sum

Let $1<\alpha<\beta<3/2$. Set
$$
S(n)= \sum_{i,j>0} [i^\alpha+j^\beta]^{-1}[(i+n)^\alpha+(j+n)^\beta]^{-1}.
$$
One can check that $S(n)$ is finite. My question is when $n\rightarrow ...

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### upper bound on infinite series by exponentials

I'm interested in upper bounding the following infinite series by exponential functions for x>1 (I would be fine with x>2 as well).
\begin{eqnarray*}
\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}e^{-\frac{x^2n^2}{2}}\\
...

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### sequences of real numbers

Let $\lbrace x_i\rbrace_{i=1}^\infty$ be a sequence of distinct numbers in $(0,1)$. For any $n$ after deleting $x_1,...,x_n$ from $[0,1]$ we get $n+1$ subintervals. Let $a_n$ be the maximum length of ...

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### Busy Beaver modulo 2

There is well-known Rado's "Busy Beaver" sequence — the maximal number of marks which a halting Turing machine with n states, 2 symbols (blank, mark) can produce onto an initially blank two-way ...

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### Questions about expansion of $f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} a_i x^i$

In complex field, assume $f(x)=\sum_{i=1}^{\infty} a_i x^i$ where $a_i \in {\bf N}$ or $a_i = 0$, and $f(x)$ converges in an area.
Question 1: are there $$f(x)=p(x)+\sum_{i=1}^{\infty}r_i(x), $$
or ...

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### Calculus Teaching: Is it possible or desirable to give a severely abbreviated treatment of series convergence tests?

I will be teaching Calculus 2 this fall at a large U.S. state university. Our incoming students tend to have a limited or inconsistent background, which limits the amount of material we can cover.
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### An Euler-proof that cannot be repaired?

Ed Sandifer writes on Euler's wonderful work on prime numbers: The sum of the series of reciprocals of prime numbers $\frac{1}{2}+\frac{1}{3}+\frac{1}{5}+...$ is infinitely large, and is infinitely ...

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### Terminology for sequences/functions that approach each other

What do I call two sequences $a, b$ such that $\lim_{n\to\infty} |a_n - b_n| = 0$? Or what do I call two functions $f, g$ such that $\lim_{x\to c} |f(x) - g(x)| = 0$? (For my purposes, these are ...

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### How to estimate of $\prod_{k=a}^N \frac{1}{e^{k\kappa}-1}$ for large $N$?

I have to estimate the expression $\prod_{k=a}^N \frac{1}{e^{k\kappa}-1}$ for $\kappa$ very small $\kappa \sim 10^{-19}$ and $N$ very large $N\sim 10^{26}$ and $a$ arbitrary $a=1, \ldots, N$. I do not ...

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### A Sequence of Real numbers

Consider the sequence $\lbrace \frac{\phi(i)}{i}\rbrace_{i=1}^\infty$ where $\phi$ is the Euler's function. The Sequence is clearly dense in $[0,1]$. What can be said about the limsup of its average ...

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### The functional equation of Hofstadter's Q sequence

Hofstadter's Q sequence is defined by $Q(1) = Q(2) = 1$ and
$Q(n) = Q(n-Q(n-1)) + Q(n-Q(n-2))$ for $n \geq 3$. So far hardly anything
on this sequence has been proved -- not even that $Q(n)$ is ...

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### Series of terms following polynomial recurrence relation

Hello!
I'm stuck trying to prove a statement that seems very reasonable based on computer experiments.
For an integer $N$ and any $\epsilon \in (0,1)$, I define a sequence $u_0 = N$ and for all ...

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### How to explain the picturesque patterns in François Brunault's matrix?

How to explain the patterns in the matrix defined in François Brunault's
answer to the question Freeness of a Z[x] module depicted below? --
Choosing colors according to the highest power of 2 which ...

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### How this expression leads to the given sequence

Here given is a sequence from OEIS.
The sequence is triangle of coefficients from fractional iteration of $e^x - 1$. Few terms are:
1, 1, 3, 1, 13, 18, 1, 50, 205, 180, 1, 201, 1865, 4245, 2700, 1, ...

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### Zeta sum $\sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{\zeta(n)}{a^n}$

Probably this is known, but mathworld and wolfram alpha don't
recognize this potential identities.
Numerical evidence suggests:
$$ \sum_{n=2}^\infty \frac{\zeta(n)}{a^n} =? \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...

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### Freeness of a Z[x]-module

Definition: Call a mapping $f: \mathbb{Z} \rightarrow \mathbb{Z}$
a generalized polynomial if for any distinct integers $m$ and $n$
we have $(m - n)|(f(m)-f(n))$.
It is easy to check that polynomial ...

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### On the continuity of $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty} sin(nx) / n^\alpha$

I know that the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty \sin(nx) / n^\alpha$, with $0 < \alpha < 1$, converges for $x \in [0,2\pi]$.
I'm trying to understand if the function $f(x) = \sum_{n=1}^\infty ...

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### Infinite Sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty 2x\arctan(x/n)-n\log(1+x^2/n^2)$

I ran into the infinite sum $\sum_{n=1}^\infty 2x\arctan(x/n)-n\log(1+x^2/n^2)$, where $x$ is a positive real number. Mathematica can't do the sum, but shows that it's very well approximated by ...

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### Are sums of sequences decidable?

Suppose that $f,g$ are rational functions with integer coefficients such that $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}f(n)$ and $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}g(n)$ both converge. Is it decidable whether
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