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### Is there a way to find $\limsup$ and $\liminf$ for ergodic processes almost surely?

Let $\{X_k\}$ be an ergodic process. I know that if $f$ is a smooth real valued function then by Birkoff's ergodic theorem, $$\lim_{n\to \infty}\frac{1}{n}\sum_{k=1}^n f(X_k)=\mathbb{E}(f(X_1))\ ...

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### Find limit of polynomial in detail [on hold]

I want to know what is the limit n->infinity for
(n + a)^ b/ n^b
Please provide a detailed answer. Regards

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### Limit of largest eigenvalue [closed]

For positive definite matrix, if we increase the dimension to the infinity, is it true that the largest eigenvalue stays bounded from above?
In other words does the following limit exists:
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### Are limits decidable? Should definitions be decidable? [closed]

This question is about the Turing computability of the $\epsilon-N$ definition of a limit of an infinite sequence $S$. First, a proposition:
There cannot exist a Turing Machine $M$ which, given a ...

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### Is there a $q$-L'Hospital's Rule?

Let $\binom{n}{j}_q$ be a $q$-binomial coefficient and $(x;q)_n = (1-x)(1-qx)\cdots(1-q^{n-1}x).$
Consider the sum $$f(n,m,r,k)= \sum\limits_{j = 0}^{2n} {( - 1)}^{ j}q^{mj^2+rj}
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### Bound on $g(n+1)/g(n)$ for Landau's function

I have read that for the Landau function $g(n)$ (http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LandausFunction.html), one knows that
$\lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} g(n+1)/g(n) = 1$
(stated, but not proved in "On ...

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### Convergence of generalized expectation under total variation norm

Consider the space of sub-distributions (i.e. positive measures of variation norm lower than 1) over a discrete subset $S$ of $\mathbb{R}$ (this set is measured by its powerset).
Let $(\mu_n)_n$ be a ...

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### Relation between dual of nuclear space $(\substack{\text{lim} \\ \leftarrow i} H_i)'$ and $\substack{\text{colim} \\ i \rightarrow } H_i$

Let $\substack{\text{lim} \\ \leftarrow i} H_i$ be a nuclear space, considered as the limit of the codirected diagram $$... \to H_2 \to H_1 \to H_0,$$
with $f_{ji}:H_i \to H_j$ being the trace class ...

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### Direct limit of compact topological spaces

Let $\{X_n\}_{n\in \mathbb{N}}$ be a direct system of compact topological spaces, meaning that we have morphisms $f_i\colon X_i \to X_{i+1}$ with the necessary compatibility conditions. Is there any ...

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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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### Combinatorial identity and Fuss-Catalan numbers

I would like to show that
$$
\lim_{N\to\infty}\frac{1}{N^{np+1}}\frac1{p!}\sum_{j=0}^{p-1}(-1)^j\binom{p-1}{j}
\left(\frac{\Gamma(N+p-j)}{\Gamma(N-j)}\right)^{n+1}
=\frac1{np+1}\binom{(n+1)p}{p},
$$
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### compute the limit of a rational function

Suppose I have a rational function defined by ($s$ complex)
$$
f(s)=w^T s(sI-Q)^{-1} v
$$
for nonzero column vectors $w,v$ and a (large) square matrix $Q$. Further assume that $Q$ is singular and that ...

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### Is it possible to assume that an étale neighborhood is connected?

I am new to étale topology (though I've seen Grothendieck's sites before).
Let $S:=\mathcal{O}^\textrm{sh}_{X,x}$ be the strict local ring of a point $x$ of a scheme $X=\operatorname{Spec}R$ (over a ...

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### Limiting Ratio of Solutions to Ordinary Differential Equations

I'm trying to find the limit of the ratio of two functions
$ \lim_{t \rightarrow \infty} \frac{f(t)}{g(t)} $ but only have the initial conditions and the differential equations they solve, but the ...

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### Limit involving modified Bessel Function of the second kind

I'm looking for the following limit
$$\lim_{x\rightarrow 0} \frac{\sqrt{\frac{\text{BesselK}^{(2,0)}(0,x)}{\text{BesselK}(0,x)}}}{\log (x)}$$
I believe the limit is finite, and is near -0.578. ...

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### Canonical presentation of pro-modules over pro-rings

Let $A = (\dotsc \twoheadrightarrow A_2 \twoheadrightarrow A_1 \twoheadrightarrow A_0)$ be a (commutative) pro-ring with surjective transition maps. Consider the category $\mathcal{M} := \varprojlim_i ...

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### Probability that a positive integer is the euler phi function of another positive integer

Define $f(n) = |\{m : m\le n, \exists k \text{ s.t. }\phi(k) = m\}|$.
Clearly, $f(n)\le \left\lfloor \frac{n}{2}\right\rfloor + 1$ since $\phi(n)$ is even for all $n > 2$.
Is ...

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### Do direct limits (filtered colimits) commute with pullbacks, in C*-algebras?

I asked this question already on math.stackexchange, but maybe it is also useful to ask this here, since it was not answered there.
Suppose we have three directed sequences of $C^*$-algebras, say ...

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### 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 ...

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### Maximum cardinality of a filtered limit of finite sets

Let $(I,<)$ be a directed, partially ordered set. Consider an inverse system $(S_i)_{i \in I}$ of finite sets, i. e. a functor $S:I^{op}\to \mathbf{FinSet}$. What is the maximum possible ...

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### finding the limit $\lim_{a\rightarrow \infty} \frac{a^N}{\log a} \int_{0}^\infty \frac{e^{-x}}{(1+ag(x))^N}dx = c$

I am realy stuck in solving the following limit problem.
Can you find any function $g(x)$ by which
$$\lim_{a\rightarrow \infty} \frac{a^N}{\log a} \int_{0}^\infty \frac{e^{-x}}{(1+ag(x))^N}dx = c$$
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### 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 ...

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### Unexpected interaction between limits and colimits

Let $D$ be a limit-complete category. My vague question is: given two diagrams in $D$, what comparisons between them induce a morphism of their limits? I'm especially interested in the case that the ...

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### How to compute the limit of skewness function?

The skewness function of a list of values is:
where
$m_k=\sum_{i=1}^N (x_i-u)^k$
$u=E[x]$
The image shows the meaning of this function related to the shape of the distribution of its x values ...

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### Homology of infinite intersection

If $X_1\supseteq X_2\supseteq \ldots$ is a sequence of "nice" compact spaces, I would like to know whether the natural map from $H_*(\cap X_i)$ to the inverse limit $\lim \, H_*(X_i)$ is surjective. ...

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### What is $\lim_{n\to\infty} \displaystyle \sum_{k=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} \binom{n}{2k}\left(4^{-k}\binom{2k}{k}\right)^{\frac{2n}{\log_2{n}}}\,?$

What is $$\lim_{n\to\infty} \displaystyle \sum_{k=0}^{\lfloor n/2 \rfloor} \binom{n}{2k}\left(4^{-k}\binom{2k}{k}\right)^{\frac{2n}{\log_2{n}}}\,?$$

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### Finite limits in the category of smooth manifolds?

The category of smooth manifolds does not have all finite limits. However, it does have some limits: it has finite products, it has splittings of idempotents, and it has certain other limits if we ...

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### Looking for a limit related to the series in a previous post

Can any one show that the following limit?
$$
\lim_{z\rightarrow \infty} \sqrt{z} \: e^{-z}\sum_{k=1}^\infty \frac{z^k}{k! \sqrt{k}} \quad \stackrel{?}{=} \quad\sqrt{2}-1.
$$
If one uses the ...

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### CLT for a Markov Renewal Process

Suppose $(X,T)=\{(X_n,T_n)\}_{n\geq0}$ is a Markov renewal process, where $X$ is a finite-state, discrete-time Markov chain with state space $\{1,2,...,R\}$. $T$ is the additive component, more ...

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### Homotopy category of groupoids

The nlab Ho(Cat) page says: morphisms in the homotopy category of groupoids $Ho(Gpd)$, have two equivalent description:
iso-classes of functors.
formally invert equivalence functors (i.e. ...

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### Berry-Esseen result for triangular arrays

Let $\{\{X_{n1},\ldots,X_{nn}\},n=1,2,\ldots\}$ be a triangular array of independent random variables where each row contains identically distributed random variables. Let $E[X_{n1}]=\mu_n<\infty$ ...

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### What are the uses of Limits and Colimits of Category Theory in every day problems? [closed]

I am interested in knowing how we can use the concepts of Limits and Colimits in modeling problems in every day life? Could anyone provide (Software) engineering examples, perhaps? Or describe ...

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### The geometric-mean factorial

Think of the factorial as $f(n) = n \odot (n-1) \odot \cdots \odot 2 \odot 1$,
where $\odot$ is the binary operator for multiplication, $\cdot$. This suggests exploring replacing
$\odot$ with other ...

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### Extending a Certain Result from Locally Convex Topological Vector Spaces to General Topological Vector Spaces

In this Math Stack Exchange post, I proved the following result.
Theorem: Let $ X $ be a locally convex topological vector space. Let $ x \in X $ and suppose that $ (x_{n})_{n \in \mathbb{N}} $ is ...

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### Inverting a matrix with entries equal to positive or negative infinity

I would like to define an inverse on matrices whose entries may be positive or negative infinity.
To formulate my problem precisely, suppose that I have a matrix $A$ and another matrix $B$. How do I ...

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### Is there a practical criterion to determine whether the limit of a diagram of real chain complexes is also a homotopy limit?

Consider a diagram D: I→ChR of real connective chain complexes.
In the example I have in mind all chain complexes are concentrated in some fixed degree n.
There is a canonical map lim D → holim D ...

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### Limit wiht logarithm and dilogarithm functions [closed]

I'm trying to find out how to calculate the following limit:
$$
\lim_{u\to \infty} \left\{\log(u) \left[\log\left(1 + \frac{2u}{i- 2 t}\right) - \log\left(1 - \frac{2 u}{i + 2 t}\right)\right] +
Li_2 ...

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### Ends and Coends - Analogues for higher arity - Horn Filling

Consider the setting of categories enriched over a suitable monoidal category $\mathbb V$.
We define $$\mathrm{Dist}(X,Y):=\mathbb V−\mathrm{Cat}(X^ \mathrm{op}⊗Y,\mathbb V).$$
Recall the definition ...

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### limit of a singular integral

Denote $f_{\gamma}(x) =\frac { (1+\gamma)}{2} |x|^{\gamma}$. We consider:
$$I(\gamma) = \int_{-1}^1\int_{-1}^1 \ln (|x-y|) f_{\gamma}(x) f_{\gamma}(y) dx dy$$
I would like to know the limit of ...

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### Is $\varliminf_{n \rightarrow +\infty} |n \sin n| = 0$ correct, where $n$ is an integer?

Is it true that $\varliminf_{n \rightarrow +\infty} |n \sin n| = 0$, where $n$
runs over the integers?
The existence of the limes inferior follows from Dirichlet's approximation theorem,
but the ...

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### Letting $S(m)$ be the digit sum of $m$, then $\lim_{n\to\infty}S(3^n)=\infty$?

For any $m\in\mathbb N$, let $S(m)$ be the digit sum of $m$ in the decimal system.
For example, $S(1234)=1+2+3+4=10, S(2^5)=S(32)=5$.
Question 1 :Is the following true?
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### Asymptotic Expansion of Distribution in Central Limit Theorem for Non-Identically Distributed Random Variables

My question is related to the following theorem (e.g. Section XVI.4 of Feller's 1971 book): Let $Z_i$ $(i=1,\cdots,n)$ be independent and identically distributed random variables with mean zero, ...

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### Limit involving regularlized gamma function and its inverse

Let
$$L(x)=Q\left(\frac{x}{2},\frac{a}{a+f(x)/\sqrt{x}}Q^{-1}\left(\frac{x}{2},1-b^{1/g(x)}\right)\right)$$
where $Q(s,x)=\frac{\Gamma(s,x)}{\Gamma(s)}$ is the upper incomplete gamma function ...

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### Limits in span categories

What are the limits in the span categories? and what is known about them in the literature?

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### Explicit description of the oplax limit of a functor to Cat?

The nCatLab Grothendieck construction page gives an explicit description of the oplax colimit of any functor to Cat. Can someone give me a similarly explicit description (the objects and morphisms) ...

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### Does Ind-completion commute with finite limits?

The broad and vague question is in the title. The more precise question is:
Say $\{\mathcal{C}_i\}$ is a finite diagram of (essentially small) stable $\infty$-categories and exact functors with ...

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### Limiting probability question [closed]

Let $X$ denote an $m\times n$ matrix and suppose that each value $x_{ij}$ is an integer that is selected uniformly at random from ${1,\dots,n}$, independently of all other values. If we fix $m$ and ...

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### integral against a gaussian density over an increasing space

Consider the following Gaussian density over $\mathbb{R}^{2^n}$
$$p_n(\underline{x}):=\frac{\exp(-\frac{1}{2n}\langle C_n^{-1}\underline{x},\underline{x}\rangle)}{\sqrt{(2\pi n)^{2^n} \det C_n}}$$
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### Projective limit construction of a semigroup

Let $\tilde{\mathbb N}$ be the Abelian semigroup (under addition) given by $\mathbb N\cup\{0,\infty\}$, and let $S_n$ be the Abelian monoid $\tilde{\mathbb N}^{2^n}$ under point-wise addition. ...

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### Constructing pointwise Kan extensions as adjoints to some functor

Background
I'm working on formalizing some category theory in Coq at https://bitbucket.org/JasonGross/catdb. Currently, I'm in the process of formalizing pointwise Kan extensions. Partly because ...