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Infinite Series

1.1 Definitions, 1.2 General Properties of Series, 1.3 Comparison Test, 1.4 Integral Test, 1.5 D Alemberts Ratio Test, 1.6 Raabes Test, 1.7 Logarithmic Test, 1.8 Cauchys Root Test, 1.9 Alternating Series, 1.10 Series of Positive and Negative Terms, 1.11 Power Series, 1.12 Uniform Convergence and Weirstrasss M-test.

1.1

DEFINITIONS

I. Sequence. A function whose domain is the set of natural numbers and range a subset of real numbers is called a real sequence or simply a sequence. Symbolically, if u : Natural Numbers real numbers, then u is a sequence. It is denoted as {un}, where un is the n-th term of the sequence or simply u1, u2, u3 1 1 1 ....... Thus 1, , , ...... is an infinite sequence. 2 3 4 II. Monotonic sequence. If in the sequence {un}, (i) un+1 un for all n or, (ii) un+1 un for all n, then the sequence is said to be monotonic increasing (for i) or monotonic decreasing (for ii) sequence.

1 n , {un} is monotonic increasing sequence and if un = 1 + , {un} is monotonic n n +1 decreasing sequence. III. Bounded sequence. If corresponding to the sequence {un} there exists a finite number M such that un M for all n the sequence is said to be bounded above and if un M for all n, the sequence is said to be bounded below. If a sequence is bounded both above and below it is said to be bounded.

Thus, if un = Thus, 1 +

lower bound is 0. IV. Convergent sequence. A sequence {un} is called convergent and is said to have a limit l, if

R S T

U V W

Thus,

Lt un = l.

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n

Lt un = + or .

Thus {n3} is divergent. VI. Oscillatory sequence. If a sequence neither converges nor diverges to + or , then the sequence is said to be oscillatory. Moreover, if it is bounded, it is said to be oscillate finitely or if it is unbounded it is said to be oscillate infinitely. Thus, { 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, ......} oscillates finitely and {( 1)n . n2} oscillates infinitely. Now we state the necessary and sufficient conditions that a sequence {un} may be convergent as follows : (i) Either, the sequence is monotonic and bounded i.e., monotonic increasing and bounded above or monotonic decreasing and bounded below. (ii) Or else, the sequence satisfies Cauchys condition namely, Given and pre-assigned small positive quantity , we can determine a positive integer N, such that | un+p un | < , whenever n N, p being any positive integer. Example 1. Prove that the sequence Let Now un = un+1 un =

n +1 n ,u = 2 1 n+1 ( n + 1) + 1 n +

2

R n U is convergent. S n + 1V T W

2

n2 n + 1 < 0 for all n. [( n + 1) 2 + 1] (n 2 + 1) Then un+1 < un for all n i.e., {un} is monotonic decreasing. n > 0 for all n i.e., {un} is bounded below by 0 Also, un = 2 n +1 Hence the given sequence is convergent 1/n n Lt un = Lt 2 = Lt = 0. Also, 2 n n n +1 n 1 + 1/n Example 2. Show that the sequence {(1 + 1/n)n} is monotonic increasing.

Let Assume that if, if, un = 1 +

F H

1 n

I K

un > un1

n

FG 1 IJ H n 1K F 1 IJ > G1 + H n 1K

> 1+

n 1

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Infinite Series

if,

if

if (1 1/n2)n > 1 1/n which is true by Bernoullis inequality. [For every positive integer n 2 and p > 1 (p 0) (1 + p)n > 1 + np]. Hence the given sequence is monotonic increasing. Example 3. Prove that the sequence un =

FG n 1IJ H n K FG n 1IJ H n K

2 2 2 2

>

n

n 1 n

> 1 1/n

i.e.,

4n + 3 4( n + 1) + 3 4n + 7 = , un+1 = n+2 ( n + 1) + 2 n+3 5 Now, un+1 un = >0 ( n + 2) ( n + 3) un+1 > un or, un < un+1 Putting n = 1, 2, 3, ...... we get u1 < u2 < u3 < ...... < un < ...... So {un} is monotonic increasing. 4n + 3 5 7 =4 < 4 and u1 = Now, un = n+2 n+2 3 7 < un < 4. Hence {un} is bounded. 3 Example 4. Discuss the convergence of the sequence {un} where 1 1 1 + + ...... + un = n +1 n + 2 n+n 1 1 1 1 + Now, un+1 un = = > 0 for all n. 2n + 1 2n + 2 n + 1 ( 2n + 1) ( 2n + 2) un+1 un for all n un < un+1 i.e., u1 < u2 < ...... < un < ...... So {un} is monotonic increasing. 1 1 1 1 , ......, is less than 1/n, it follows that un < n . = 1 for Also because each of n +1 n + 2 n+n n

{un} is bounded above. Hence, {un} is monotonic increasing and bounded above and is, therefore, convergent. VII. Infinite series. If {un} be a given real valued sequence, then an expression of the form u1 + u2 + ...... + un + ......

n =1

all n.

or

u.

n

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Whereas

n =1

is called a finite series assuming that the terms un+1, un+2, ...... are all zero.

VIII. Sequence of partial sums of an infinite series. Let us associate to the infinite series u1 + u2 + ...... + un + ...... a sequence {sn} defined by sn = u1 + u2 + ...... + un The sequence {sn} is called the sequence of partial sums of the given series. IX. Convergence of an infinite series. An infinite series un is said to converge, diverge or oscillate according as its sequence of partial sums {sn} converges, diverges or oscillates. In case {sn} converges to s, than s is called the sum of the series un and we shall write s = un. Mathematically, un converges if Lt sn = finite

n

un diverges if i.e.,

Lt sn = + or

un oscillates if {sn} oscillates (finitely/infinitely). {sn} does not have a unique limit. X. Series of positive terms. An infinite series in which all the terms are positive after some terms is called positive term series e.g., 2 1 + 1 + 2 + 3 + ...... is a positive term series.

1.2

P1 P2 P3 P4 : Convergence of a series remains unchanged by the replacement, inclusion or omission of a finite number of terms. : A series remains convergent, divergent or oscillatory when each term of it is multiplied by a fixed number other than zero. : A series of positive terms either converges or diverges to + i.e., omitting the negative terms, the sum of first n terms tends to either a finite limit or + . : Every finite series is a convergent series.

n

Example 1. Show that if a series un is convergent then Lt un = 0. Let sn denote the nth partial sum of the series un. Then un is convergent {sn} is convergent. Lt sn = s (finite)

n

Also, But

Lt sn 1 = s

un = sn sn1

n

Lt un = Lt ( sn sn 1 ) = Lt sn Lt sn 1 = s s = 0

n n n n

The converse of the above result (Example 1) is not always true i.e., Lt un = 0, implies that un may or may not be convergent. 1 1 1 1 For example, 1 + + + ...... + + ...... diverges, though Lt un = Lt = 0. n n n n 2 3

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Infinite Series

Example 2. The geometric series 1 + x + x2 + x3 + ...... (i) Converges if 1 < x < 1 (ii) Diverges if x 1 (iii) Oscillates finitely if x = 1 (iv) Oscillates infinitely if x < 1 (i) 1 < x < 1 Let i.e. | x | < 1 sn = 1 + x + x2 + ...... + xn1 xn 1(1 x n ) 1 = = 1 x 1 x 1 x 1 Lt sn = n 1 x {sn} is convergent, hence the given series converges

F3 H

Lt x n = 0 as | x | < 1

I K

n

{sn} is divergent hence the given series is also divergent For x > 1 sn = 1 + x + ...... + xn1

=

n

1 xn 1 x

Lt sn =

{sn} is divergent hence the given series is also divergent. (iii) x = 1 sn = 1 1 + 1 1 + 1 1 + ...... to n terms. = 1 or 0 if n is odd or even (iv) x < 1 Here, x < 1 Let Now

n

F3 H

Lt x n = , as x > 1

I K

Lt sn = 1 or 0.

{sn} oscillates finitely and hence the given series oscillates finitely. x>1 p = x, then p > 1 sn = 1 + x + x2 + ...... + xn1 1 x n 1 ( p) n = = 1 x 1+ p n 1 p 1 + pn = or if n = even or odd. 1+ p 1+ p

VED

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n

Lt sn = or +

(3 pn as n )

{sn} oscillates infinitely and hence the given series oscillates infinitely.

1.3

COMPARISON TEST

I. If two positive term series un and vn be such that (i) vn converges and (ii) un vn n, then un also converges.

(Note. If the relation un vn holds for n > m, then the first m terms of both the series can be ignored which will not affect their convergence or divergence).

II. If two positive term series un and vn be such that (i) vn diverges and (ii) un vn n, then un also diverges. III. If two positive term series un and vn be such that Lt

n

quantity then un and vn either both convergent or both divergent. In particular, if l = 0 and vn converges, then un also converges, if l = and vn diverges, then un also diverges. Among I, II, III, III is widely used.

IV. An important series for comparison is the Harmonic series of order p i.e.

1

p

Example 1. Test the convergence of the series 1 3 5 + + + ...... 1. 2 . 3 2 . 3 . 4 3 . 4 . 5 Tn of 1, 3, 5 = 2n 1, n = 1, 2, ...... 2n 1 2 1/n un = = 2 n( n + 1) ( n + 2) n (1 + 1/n) (1 + 2/n) 1 Let vn = 2 . Let us compare with un and vn n 2 1/n 2 un = Lt = Lt = 2 0 and finite n (1 + 1/n ) (1 + 2/n ) n v 1.1 n 1 1 is of the form with p = 2 > 1 3 vn = 2 np n vn is convergent un is convergent. Example 2. Test the convergence of the following series :

n2 + 1 n

j

n +1 n

2

un =

e =

n2 + 1 n

je

n2 + 1 + n

n2 + 1 + n

VED

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Infinite Series

1 n2 + 1 + n

1 . n

e

j

1 + 1/n 2 + 1

Let

n

vn =

Lt

un = Lt vn n

1 + 1/n 2 + 1

1 0 and finite 2

but

vn =

n diverges

1 3 2 + 2 4 3 + ...... 3

2 1 + 1

F 1 , p 1 for divergentI H n K

p

Here

un = =

n +1 n = n

n

d

i

n +1 n n

=

n n

n +1 + n

id

n +1 + n

i

3/ 2

1 n+1 + n

1 + 1/n + 1

1 + 1/n + 1

Let

vn =

n

1 n 3/ 2

Lt

un = Lt vn n

1 + 1/n + 1

1 2 0

p

PROBLEMS

Test the Convergence or Divergence of the following series : 1. 3. 5. 7.

1 2 3 + + + ...... 1. 3 3 . 5 5. 7

2. 1 + 4.

1 2 2 33 44 + + + + ...... 22 33 4 4 55

2n3 + 5 4n5 + 1

FH n + 1 1 (n + n )

3

2 p

n n2 + 1

n3

IK

6. 8.

L MN

2 3 4 + + + ...... 1p 2 p 3 p

3

n3 + 1 n

OP Q

VED

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ANSWERS

1. 5. 7. Divergent Convergent 2. Divergent 3. Convergent 8. Convergent. 4. Convergent 6. Convergent for p > 2 and divergent for p 2

1.4

INTEGRAL TEST

A positive term series f(n) where f(n) = un decreases as n increases then the series un and the integral

for divergent the value of the integral must be infinite. Proof. Given that f(x) is a monotonic decreasing function. Let r be a positive number such that r + 1 x r 1. y f(r + 1) f(x) f(r) ur+1 f(x) ur Integrating in [r, r + 1]

f ( x ) dx converge or diverge together i.e., for convergent the value of the integral must be finite and

r +1

ur +1 dx

ur+1

0 1 r x r+1 n This inequality is true for the interval [r, r + 1]. Now consider the intervals [1, 2], [2, 3], ...... [r, r + 1], ......, [n 1, n]. The totality of all the intervals leads to the following inequality.

z z

r +1

r r +1

f ( x ) dx

f ( x ) dx ur

r +1

ur dx

...(i)

f(x)

(a) If

Note. un and

z z

Lt sn +1 u1

z z z

f ( x ) dx +

n +1

f ( x ) dx sn

f ( x ) dx + ...... +

n +1

f ( x ) dx u1 + u2 + ...... + un.

(sn = un)

f ( x ) dx Lt sn

z z

1

...(ii)

n

n

VED

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Infinite Series

n

1

1

p

1 1 1 ...... . + + 1p 2 p 3 p

1 = f(n), for x 1, f(x) is positive, and monotonic decreasing. np Integral test is applicable.

Here un = The above series will converge or diverge according to Case (i) p 1

dx is finite or infinite. xp

dx = Lt xp k

= Case (ii) p = 1

k 1 p 1 dx Lt p = k 1 p x

FG H

IJ K

k dx dx = Lt ln k = = Lt k 1 x k 1 x un converges if p > 1 and diverges if 0 < p 1. Example 2. Test the convergence of the following series.

Here,

2n 3 n4 + 3

un =

2n 3 = f(n). n4 + 3 For x 1, f(x) is positive and monotonic decreasing. Integral test is applicable.

Now,

f ( x ) dx =

un is divergent.

k 2x3 2x 2 dx = Lt dx 4 4 k 1 x + 3 1 x +3 k 1 1 ln ( x 4 + 3) = Lt = Lt [ln ( k 4 + 3) ln 4] 1 k 2 k 2

PROBLEMS

Test the Convergence of the following series : 1.

1 n

2.

n ln n

1

2

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10

3.

1 n(ln n ) p

4.

n ln n ln (ln n)

1

3

5.

1

6.

1 2 3 4 + + + + ...... 2 5 10 17 1 1 1 + 2 + 2 + ...... 3 1 5 1 7 1

2

7. 9.

1 + 2n + 3 1 2 3 + ...... 2 + 2 + 1+1 1+ 2 1 + 32

2

8. 10.

1 2 3 + + + ...... 23 33 43

ANSWERS

1. 2. 3. 7. Div. Div. Conv. 5. Conv. for p > 1, div. for p 1. 6. Div. 9. Div. 10. Conv. 4. Div. 8. Conv.

1.5

n

If un be an positive term series and Lt then (i) un is convergent if m < 1. (ii) un is divergent if m > 1.

un +1 =m un

(iii) No conclusion can be drawn if m = 1 i.e., the test fails and the other method is required. Proof. (i) Let m > 1 and finite 1+ m < m, there exists a natural number l such that for 2 1+ m un > > 1 for all n l. 2 un+1 Taking vn =

FG 2 IJ H l + 1K

, we get

Since vn is convergent, therefore, by comparison of ratios test, un is convergent. (ii) Let m < 1 and there exists a natural number l such that un < un+1 for all n l ul < un for all n l + 1

un < 1. un+1

VED

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Infinite Series

11

Lt un 0

un is divergent.

un = 1, but the first series n u n +1 is convergent and the second is divergent. So the series un may converge of diverge.

and

n have

1

Lt

Hence the test fails for m = 1. Example 1. Discuss the convergent of the following series :

(i) (i) Here un =

2n n +1

2

and un+1 =

2 n +1 ( n + 1) 2 + 1

Lt

= Lt

n

n 1 + 2n

and un+1 =

n +1 1 + 2 n +1

Lt

= Lt

n n

F1 + 1 I . ( 2 H n K (2

F H

I K

Equivalent Statement If un be positive term series and Lt then (i) un is convergent is m > 1 (ii) un is divergent is m < 1 (iii) No conclusion can be drawn if m = 1. Example 2. Test for convergence for

n

un =m un + 1

1 2 1

x2 x4 x6 + + + ...... 3 2 4 3 5 4

VED

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12

Here,

un =

x 2 n 2 ( n + 1) n

and un+1 =

Lt

un + 1 n +1 n = Lt n n + 2 n + 1 un

= Lt

FG H

un converges according to x2 < 1 and diverges according to x2 > 1. 1 1 = 3/ 2 If x2 = 1, un = ( n + 1) n n (1 + 1/n) 1 Let vn = 3 / 2 n By comparison test,

n

FG H

IJ K

x 2n (n + 2) n + 1

1/ 2

x2

IJ K

1/ 2

. x2 = x2

Lt

3 vn is convergent, un is also convergent. Hence, by ratio test the given series is convergent for x2 1 and is divergent for x2 > 1. Example 3. Test the convergence of the following series : (i)

Fn G2 H

1

2 n

1 , n2

2 2

IJ K

(ii)

xn (2 n ) !

(i) Here un =

( n + 1) 1 ( n + 1) 4 + 2 n +1 1 n + = n +1 + 2 , un+1 = 2 n +1 ( n + 1) 2 2 ( n + 1) 2 2n n

n

Lt

un + 1 [( n + 1) 4 + 2 n +1 ] n2 . 4 = Lt n 2 n +1 ( n + 1) 2 un n + 2n 1 . 2 . (1 + 1/n) 2 n 4 (1 + 1/n) 4 +

= Lt

LM N

2.2 n n4 n 4 [1 + 2 n /n 4 ]

OP Q

= Lt

Lt

un =

xn x n +1 un + 1 = ( 2n) ! (2 n + 2 ) !

VED

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Infinite Series

13

Example 4. Examine the convergence of the following series : 1 3! 5! 5! + + + + ...... 2 2.4 2.4.6 2.4.6.8 ( 2n 1) ! Here un = 2 . 4 . 6 . 8 ...... 2 n (2n + 1) ! un+1 = 2 . 4 . 6 . 8 ...... (2 n + 2) un + 1 (2n + 1) (2 n) (2n + 1) ! = Lt Lt = Lt n n u n (2 n 1) ! (2 n + 2) 2n + 2 n ( 2n + 1) . n ( 2 + 1/n) . n = Lt = Lt = n n (1 + 1/n ) n +1 By DAlemberts, ratio test the given series diverges.

PROBLEMS

Discuss the convergence of the following series : 1.

22 22 42 22 42 62 + ...... + . + . . 32 32 52 32 52 72

1 1 1 + + + ...... 1 1. 3 1. 3 . 5

2.

1 1. 3 1. 3 . 5 + + + ...... 4 4 . 7 4 . 7 . 10

3.

4.

n n +1

2

xn

5. 7. 8.

n

1 + 3

n!

n

9.

n2 5n

3 32 33 + ...... + 2 + 3 2.3 2 .5 2 .7

5 2 . 32

10.

9 3 . 32

13 4 . 32

+ ...... 11. 1 +

12.

1 1 1 1 + + + ...... + + ...... 3 1+ e 1+ e 1+ e 1+ n e

ANSWERS

1. 4. 7. 10. Div. 2. Conv. 3. Conv. 5. Conv. 8. Conv. 12. Div. 6. Conv. 9. Conv. Conv. for x < 1 and div. for x 1 Conv. if > > 0, div. if > 0 Conv. 11. Div.

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14 1.6

RAABES TEST

n

Lt

Rn F u | G S Hu | T

n+ 1

I U > 1 or < 1 V JK | | W

The test fails if the limit = 1. Generally, this test is applied when DAlemberts ratio test fails and also when in the ratio test

Proof. Let Lt (i) m > 1, for n Thus i.e., or

Rn F u |G S Hu | T

n n+1

n+1

IJ U = m be finite | KV | W

FG u Hu

1 >

IJ K

n 1

n 1

[nun ( n + 1) un +1 ] >

lul >

u

l

n +1

2 lu + u1 + u2 + ...... + um > u1 + u2 + ..... + un for all n l + 1. m 1 l This shows that the sequence of partial sums {sn} is bounded and so, being monotonic it converges. Therefore un converges for finite m > 1.

(ii) If m < 1, there exists a natural number l such that n i.e.,

n 1

FG u Hu

1 < 1

nun < (n + 1)un+1 for all n l

n 1 n n +1

n+1

IJ K

1

nu < (n + 1) u

l l

VED

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Infinite Series

15

n(ln n)

1

2

and

n have

1

Lt n

FG n Hu

n +1

IJ K

Note. (De Morgans Test or Bertrands Test) Let un be a series of positive terms such that Lt if l > 1, (ii) un diverges if l < 1.

n

[This test may be applied when both DAlemberts ratio test and Raabes test fails].

Example 1. Discuss the convergence of the series : 1 1. 3 2 1. 3 . 5 3 x + x + ...... (x > 0) 1+ x+ 2 2.4 2.4.6 Neglecting the first term, we have 1 . 3 . 5 ...... ( 2n 1) n un = . x and 2 . 4 . 6 ...... 2n 1 . 3 . 5 ...... ( 2n 1) (2n + 1) n+1 un+1 = .x 2 . 4 . 6 ...... 2n . (2n + 2)

2n + 1 2 + 1/n un + 1 . x = Lt = Lt .x=x n u n 2n + 2 n 2 + 2/n n By DAlemberts ratio test, the series converges for x < 1 and diverges for x > 1. The test fails for x = 1. We apply Raabes test for x = 1. Lt

Now, n

Lt

By Raabes test the series diverges. Hence the given series converges for x < 1 and diverges for x 1. Example 2. Test the convergence of the series

FG u Hu Fu nG Hu

n+1 n

n +1

1 = n

n n

un = Here, un+1 =

un +1 (2n 1) 2 = . x2 2 n ( 2n + 1) un

VED

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16

un +1 = x2 n u n by DAlemberts, ratio test, the series is convergent if x2 < 1, i.e., | x | < 1 and divergent, if 2 > 1, i.e., | x | > 1. x If x =1, the test fails. Let us apply Raabes test.

Now,

Lt

Here,

Lt

The series is convergent in this case. If x = 1, all the terms being reversed in sign as compared to the case when x = 1, the series remains convergent. Thus the given series is convergent when | x | 1, and divergent when | x | > 1.

Note. The series is the expansion of sin1 (x).

Ru Su T Ru nS Tu

1 =

n+1

n +1

2

PROBLEMS

Test the convergence of the following series : 1.

2 . 5 . 8 ......(3n 1)

n =1

1 . 4 . 7 ...... (3n 2 )

2. 1 +

3.

1+

5.

22 22 . 42 22 . 42 . 62 x + 2 2 x 2 + 2 2 2 x3 + ...... 32 3 .5 3 .5 .7

6.

x x2 x3 x4 + ...... + + + 1. 2 3. 4 5 . 6 7 . 8 22 22 . 42 22 . 42 . 62 + ...... . + + 32 32 . 52 32 . 52 . 7 2

7.

1+

8. 1 +

ANSWERS

1. 4. 6. Div. Conv. if x 1, Div. if x > 1. 2. Conv. 7. Conv. if x < 1, Div. if x 1. 3. Conv. 8. Div. Conv. for x < 1 and Div. for x 1. 5. Conv. for x < 1, and Div, for x 1.

1.7

LOGARITHMIC TEST

n

Lt

n n +1

or

<1

VED

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Infinite Series

Note. The test is applied after the failure of DAlembert ratio test and generally when This test is a substitute for Raabes test. Its proof is similar to that of Raabes test.

17

un involves e. un+1

Example 1. Test the convergence of the series x 2 ! 2 3! 3 + x + 2 x + ...... 2 32 4 ( n + 1) ! n+1 n! xn, un+1 = x Here, un = n ( n + 2) n +1 ( n + 1)

n

Lt

un + 1 ( n + 1) n +1 . x = Lt n +1 n (n + 2 ) un

= Lt

e x = 2 .x= e e

LM Lt F1 + a I N H nK

n

= ea

OP Q

x = 1 the test fails. e

x = e,

= (n + 1)

2 3 2 3 3 2

Lt n log

un u n +1

1 3 + ...... 2n 2n 2 1 3 = Lt n + ...... n 2n 2n 2

= Lt

F H

I K

So by Logarithmic test, the series diverges. Hence, the given series converges if x < e and diverges if x e.

VED

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18

(1 + n) n n .x . n!

(1 + n) n n ( 2 + n) n +1 x , un+1 = . xn+1 n! ( n + 1) !

1 u Lt n +1 = Lt 1 + n u n n+1 n

By DAlemberts ratio test the given series converges or diverges according as x < 1/e or x > 1/e. For x = 1/e the test fails. n log

FG H

IJ K

n +1

. x = ex

un = n log un + 1

n +1 2 2

= n 1 (n 1) log 1 +

LM N

FG H

1 n+1

IJ OP KQ

+ ......

=

Lt n log

1 5 + ...... 2 6n

| I UOP K VPQ | W

1 un = < 1. Hence by the logarithmic test the series diverges for x = 1/e. Thus un +1 2 the given series converges or diverges according as x < 1/e or x 1/e.

n

PROBLEMS

Test the convergence of the following series : 1. 3. 5. 1+ 1+ 1+

2 32 43 + + .... 2 + 2 !. e 3 !. e 4 !. e 3 2x 32 x 2 43 x 3 54 x 4 e+ + + + .... 2! 3! 4! 5!

2. 1 + 4. x +

1 2! 3! 4! e + 2 e 2 + 3 e3 + 4 e 4 + .... 2 3 4 5

2 2 x 2 33 x 3 4 4 x 4 + + + .... 2! 3! 4!

1 2! 3! 4! x + 2 x 2 + 3 x 3 + 4 x 4 + ... 2 3 4 5

ANSWERS

1. 4. Conv. 2. Div.

3. Conv. if x

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1.8

n

divergent if m > 1 and no conclusion can be drawn about the convergence or divergence if m = 1. m +1 m +1 Proof. Let m 0. For m < < 1, there exists a natural number l such that 0 < un1/n < 2 2 n m +1 for all n l. Thus un < for all n l. 2

m +1 <1 2 By comparison test un is convergent. For m > 1, there exists, a natural number l such that un1/n > 1 un > 1 for all n l.

n

F H F m + 1I Since H 2 K

I K

Lt un 0

un diverges. 1/n + , there exists a natural number l. Such that n 1/n > l i.e., u > l for all n l If un n n

n

Lt un 0

un diverges

1

2

and

n have

1

the second series is divergent. the test fails in this case. Example 1. Test the convergence of the following series

1+ 2 2+2 + 2 .1 2.2

Here

n

Lt

By Cauchys root test, the series is convergent. Example 2. Examine the convergence of the series

2 3 n n 1/ n n n

+ ......

[( n + 1) x ]n n n +1 [( n + 1) x ]n un = n n +1 ( n + 1) x ( n + 1) x 1 = Lt Lt un/ n = Lt 1/ n 1 + 1/ n n n . n n n n

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= Lt

By Cauchys root test, the series converges for x < 1 and diverges for x > 1.

F1 + 1 I . 1 H nK n

1/ n

.x=x

PROBLEMS

Test the convergence of the following series. 1.

3.

5.

F I + F 3 I + ...... H K H 7K F nI GH 1 + n JK 1 2 3 4 + x+F I x +F I H 4K H 5K 2 3

1 2 + 3 5

2 3 n2 2 2

F2 2. G H1

2 1

I +F3 JK GH 2

1 n

3 3

3 2

I JK

F4 +G H3

4 4

4 3

I JK

+ ......

4.

3

n=2

(log n)

1

x3 + ......

ANSWERS

1. Conv. 2. Conv. 3. Conv. 4. Conv.

5.

1.9

( 1)

1

n 1

un .

n

Converges if (i) un > un+1 for all n and (ii) Lt un = 0. Here both the conditions (i) and (ii) must be satisfied for convergence. If Lt un 0, the given series is oscillatory.

n

Proof. If Sn denotes the partial sum of the given alternating series then, S2n = u1 u2 + u3 u4 + ...... + u2n1 u2n = u1 [(u2 u3) + (u4 u5) + ...... + (u2n2 u2n1) + u2n] < u1 (3 un > un+1 for all n) This implies that {S2n} is bounded above Also, S2n+2 = S2n + u2n+1 u2n+2 S2n+2 S2n = u2n+1 u2n+2 S2n+2 S2n > 0 S2n+2 > S2n

Lt S2 n = finite

(3 un > un+1

This implies that {S2n} is monotonically increasing. Hence {S2n} is convergent i.e.,

n

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Also,

Lt S2 n +1 = Lt ( S2 n + u2 n +1 ) = Lt S2 n + 0

n n

F3 H

Lt un = 0 given

I K

= Lt S2 n = finite

n

n

n

Lt un 0,

Lt S2 n +1 Lt S2 n ,

n

The given series is oscillatory. Example 1. Discuss the convergence of the following series. 1

1 1 1 + + ...... 2 2 3 3 4 4

1 n n

and un+1 =

1 ( n + 1) n + 1

1 n n

>

1 for all n, ( n + 1) n + 1

n

Both the conditions of Leibnitzs test are satisfied. Hence the given series is convergent. Example 2. Test the convergence of the following series

1 2 3 4 5 + + ...... 6 11 16 21 26

n

un =

n n +1 , un+1 = 5n + 1 5(n + 1) + 1

un > un+1 for all n.

Lt un = Lt

1 n 1 = Lt = 0 n 5 + 1/n 5n + 1 5

Second condition of Leibnitzs test is not satisfied. Hence the given series is Oscillatory.

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PROBLEMS

1. Show that the series

F 3 4 I + F 5 6 I + ...... + FG 2n + 1 2n + 2 IJ H 2 3 K H 4 5K H 2n 2n + 1 K

3 4 5 6 2n + 1 2n + 2 + + ...... + + ...... 2 3 4 5 2n 2n + 1

+ ......

obtained from the first by omitting brackets is not convergent. 2. Show that the series 1

1 1. 3 1. 3 . 5 + + ...... 2 2.4 2.4.6

is conditionally convergent. [Hints. See the next section] 3. Examine the convergence of the following series : (i) 1

1 1 1 1 + + + ...... 2 3 4 5

(ii)

M N

1

L ( 1)

n

n 1

2n 1 sin

OP Q

(1/n) .

(iv)

( 1)

ANSWERS

3. (i) Conv. (ii) Oscillatory (iii) Conv. (iv) Conv.

The series of Positive terms and alternating series are the special types of these series with arbitrary signs. The series un of arbitrary terms is said to be absolutely convergent if | un | is a convergent series. Whereas, the series un is said to be conditionally convergent if it is convergent but does not converge absolutely i.e., | un | is divergent. To test | un | is convergent or not, suitable tests as discussed in the earlier sections has to be applied. Example 1. Test whether the series is absolutely convergent or conditionally convergent ? 1 This is an alternating series (i) un =

1 n2 1 1 1 + ...... 2 + 2 2 2 3 4

and un+1 =

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(ii) Lt un = 0.

n

Both the conditions of the Leibnitzs test are satisfied, so the given series is convergent. Again, consider the series with absolute terms 1 1 1 1 | un | = 1 + 2 + 2 + 2 + ...... = n2 2 3 4 Which is a convergent series, (p = 2 > 1 in the Harmonic Series). Thus the given series converges absolutely. Example 2. Prove that the following series converges absolutely.

x i.e., Here,

x+

un =

x3 x5 x7 + + + ...... 3! 5! 7!

...(i)

x 2 n +1 x 2 n 1 , un+1 = ( 2n + 1) ! ( 2n 1) !

un +1 x2 = Lt = 0 for all x. n u n (2 n + 1) 2 n n Hence the series (i) is convergent for all x. Therefore the given series is absolutely convergent for all x. Result. Every absolutely convergent series is convergent but the converse is not true. Let un be an absolutely convergent series. Obviously, u1 + u2 + ...... + un + | u1 | + | u2 | + ...... + | un | + ...... i.e., un | un | where | un | is convergent. Hence un is also convergent. Lt

PROBLEMS

1. 2. Text the convergence of the series 1 +

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 + + + + + ...... . 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3.

( 1)n 1 , then show that the rearranged series. n 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 + + ...... has the sum = S. 2 2 4 3 6 8 5 Test whether the following series are absolutely convergent or conditionally convergent ?

(i) (iii)

( 1)n 1 2n 1

( 1)n 1 n n2 + 1

(ii) 1 +

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 + 2 + 2 2 2 + ...... 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

5

(iv) 1 +

1 1 1 + ...... 2 53 54

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(v) 4.

n log

2

( 1)n1 2 n

(vi)

( 1)n . 23n 32 n

Converges absolutely. 5. Show that the series

1 1 1 1 1 + + ...... + ( 1)n + ...... log 2 log 3 log 4 log 5 log n Converges conditionally.

ANSWERS

1. 3. Div. (i) Converges conditionally, (iii) Conditionally conv. (v) Conditionally conv. (ii) Absolute conv. (iv) Conditionally conv. (vi) Absolute conv.

A series of the form a0 + a1x + a2 x2 + ...... + an xn + ...... where a0, a1, ...... an, ...... are all constants is called a power series in x which may converge for some or all values of x. These values form the interval of convergence. Also every power series is convergent for x = 0. Example 1. Show that the exponential series 1+x+ Here

Lt

un =

xn x n+1 , un+1 = ( n + 1) ! n!

u n +1 x = Lt =0 n u n n n Hence by DAlemberts ratio test the series converges for all values of x.

n x2 x3 n x + ...... is convergent for 1 < x 1. + ...... + 1 2 3 n x n+1 xn , un+1 = ( 1)n+1 . un = ( 1)n . n +1 n

a f FG H

Lt

1 un +1 n = x Lt = x Lt n n + 1 n 1 + 1/n un

The series converges for | x | < 1 and divergent for | x | > 1, when x = 1, the series 1 1 1 1 + + ...... is convegent by Leibnitzs test. 2 3 4

IJ K

FG H

IJ = x K

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When x = 1, the series 1 1 1 1 + + + + ...... is divergent (comparing with Harmonic series) 2 3 4 Hence the series converges for 1 < x 1. Example 3. For what values of x the following series is convergent ? x + 2 ! x 2 + 3 ! x 3 + ...... + n ! x n + ...... 22 33 nn (n + 1) ! n+1 n! Here un = n xn, un+1 = x ( n + 1) n +1 n

u ( n + 1) ! n n n Lt n +1 = Lt . x = Lt n +1 n n +1 n ( n + 1) n u n! n

= Lt

n

FG H

IJ K

.x

1 x n . x= (1 + 1/n) e |x| For convergence by DAlemberts ratio test < 1 | x | < e i.e., e < x < e. e

PROBLEMS

For what values of x are the following series convergent : 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 10. x

x2 x3 x4 + + ...... 2 3 4 n( n 1) 2 n(n 1) ...... (n r + 1) r x + ...... + x + ...... 1 + nx + r! 2! x x2 xn x 2 x 3 x 4 x 5 + ...... 4. + ...... + + ...... + + n+ n 1+ 1 2 + 2 2 3 4 5 x x x + 4 sin + ...... + 2n sin n + ...... sin x + 2 sin 3 9 3

x 1+

x3 x5 ...... + 3 5

9. 1 ! . x + 2 ! x2 + 3 ! x3 + ...... + n ! xn + ......

ANSWERS

1. 4. 7. 10. 1<x1 1x<1 0x<6 1 < x < 1. 2. 1 < x < 1 5. < x < 8. < x < 3. 1 < x 1 6. 1 x 1 9. x = 0

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Let Let and

u ( x ) be an infinite series of functions each of which is defined in the interval (a, b).

n 1

n

The series un(x) is said to be uniformly convergent in the interval (a, b), if for a given > 0, there exists a number N which is independent of x, such that for every x in the interval (a, b), | s(x) sn(x) | < for all n > N By definition, uniform convergence implies convergence for each point x in (a, b) but the converse may or may not hold. Example 1. The series x x x + + + ...... x + 1 ( x + 1) (2 x + 1) (2 x + 1) (3 x + 1) Converges uniformly on [a, ) where a > 0. Here and so,

x x x 1 + + ...... + =1 x + 1 ( x + 1) (2 x + 1) (( n 1) x + 1) ( nx + 1) nx + 1 1 Rn(x) = nx + 1

sn(x) =

rn(x) | < for all n N and x a > 0. Hence the same N serves for the convergence of the series for all x is [a, ) and so the given series converges uniformly on [a, ), a > 0. Weierstrasss M-Test for Uniform Convergence A series un (x) is uniformly convergent in an internal (a, b), if there exists a convergent series Mn of non-negative terms such that | un(x) | Mn for all values of x in (a, b). Proof. If Mn is convergent, for > 0, there exists, N such that | Mn+1 + Mn+2 + ...... + Mn+p | < for all n N and p 1. For all x in (a, b)

|un+ 1 ( x) + un+ 2 ( x) + ...... + un+ p ( x)| |un+ 1 ( x)|+|un+ 2 ( x)| + ...... +|un+ p ( x)|

F 1 1I H K

x . Thus if we take N

F 1 1I H K

a , we get |

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Also from above, | un+1 (x) | + | un+2 (x) | + ...... + | un+p (x) | < for all n N and p 1 on (a, b). Therefore, un(x) also converges absolutely on (a, b). Example 2. Show that the series

n =1

x 1 + n2 x2

Converges uniformly on [a, 1], 0 < a < 1 but not on [0, 1]. On [a, 1] where 0 < a < 1,

| un ( x ) | = 1 x 1 + n2 x2 1 + n2 a 2

Lt

1 1 + n 2 a2

fn =

1 1 , f n +1 = 2 2 1+ n a 1 + ( n + 1) 2 a 2

fn converges Therefore by Weierstrasss M-Test, the given series converges uniformly on [a, 1] On the otherhand, let the given series uniformly convergent on [0, 1], then for = exists m, such that

1 > 0 there 8

Ff nG Hf Ff Lt n G Hf

n+1

n +1

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 n 2 2 2 2

x x x 1 + + ...... + < 2 2 2 2 2 2 1+ m x 1 + ( m + 1) x 1 + (2 m ) x 8

mx 1 < 1 + (2 m ) 2 x 2 8

(by taking n = m)

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28

where a > 0. For any x > 0 in (a, ), there exists a N such that 4n x 0 for all n N. Hence the series after a finite number of terms consists of positive terms.

3 un +1 4 .x = Lt 3 . = <1 1 4 n n un sin n 4 .x The series converges absolutely on (a, ) if a > 0. 1 1 1 Also, for n M, sin n < n < n N . 4 x 4 x 4

sin

1

n +1

Since

Lt

n Thus, 3 sin

1 4n x

n

< 4N

F 3I H 4K

for all n N

Since 4N

F 3I H 4K

PROBLEMS

1.

x has a maximum at x = n(1 + nx 2 ) converges uniformly in (0, ). Test for uniform convergence of the series

Show that

n(1 + nx )

x

2

2.

(i) (iii)

n

n =1

cos nx and 2n

sin nx 2n

x n(1 + nx 2 )

x2 x 4 x6 + ... + 2! 4! 6!

(v) x

x3 x 5 x 7 + ... + 3! 5! 7!

(vi) 1

ANSWERS

2. (i) Uniform conv. on [0, k], k > 0 (ii) (vi) Uniform conv. for any real x.

REVIEW QUESTIONS

1. 2. Give the difference between sequence and series. Give an example of a monotonically increasing sequence which is convergent.

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3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. What is meant by Oscillatory sequence. State the properties of series. What is meant by convergent of a series. Under what condition, Logarithmic test is applied instead of Raabes test. Define uniform convergence of a series. State Weierstrass M-Test for Uniform Convergence of a series. Define absolute and conditional convergence with examples.

29

OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS

1. For the sequence .6, .66, .666, ... (a) 0 2. (a) 0 3. (b) 1 (b) 1

2 1 1 n ... the least upper bound is 3 10 (c) 2/3

n1

F H

I K

4. 5.

3 2 5 4 7 6 , , , , , ... is 2 3 4 5 6 7 (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 n}, the limit points are For the sequence {( 1)

The limit point of the sequence 0, (a) 0, 1 (a) Converges (c) Oscillates finitely (b) 0, 1 x2 + x3 (c) 1, 1 + ... . (b) Diverges (d) Oscillates infinitely For x = 1, the geometric series 1 + x +

6.

If m is a given positive integer, then consider two series, S1 = u1 + u2 + ... + um+1 + un+2 + ... and S2 = um+1 + um+2 + ... (b) S1 Converges, S2 Converges (d) S1 Oscillates, S2 Diverges (a) S1 Converges, S2 Diverges (c) S1 Diverges, S2 Converges

7.

1

p

un +1 involves e then un

(d) p 1

8.

When D Alemberts ratio test fails and (a) Raabes test is applied (c) Logarithmic test is applied

(b) Cauchys Root test is applied (d) Integral test is applied (b) D Alemberts ratio test is applied (d) Integral test is applied (b) Conditionally converges (d) Uniformly converges

9.

On Alternating series ( 1)n1 un, (a) Cauchys Root test is applied (c) Leibnitzs test is applied

10.

In the interval [ 1/2, 1/2], the geometric series 1 + x + x2 + x3 + ... (a) Converges (c) Absolutely converges

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11.

If Lt

an +1 = l (finite), then the interval of convergence for the power series a0 + a1x + ... + anxn + ... is an

1 1 <x< (d) l < x < l l l Every power series of the form a0 + a1x + ... + anxn + ... is convergent for

(a) x = 0 (a) x < 0 (b) x = 1 (b) x > 1 (c) x < 1 (c) 0 < x < 1 (d) x 1 (d) 1 < x < 1 The series 1 x + x2 x3 + ... converges absolutely if

14.

The series 1

(c) Conditionally convergent

15.

x is convergent if 2 n +1

(c) x 1

(d) x 1.

ANSWERS

1. 5. 9. 13. (c) (c) (c) (c) 2. (c) 6. (b) 10. (d) 14. (c) 3. (b) 7. (c) 11. (c) 15. (c). 4. (c) 8. (c) 12. (a)

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