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#1
Oct1106, 02:04 PM

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Sigma (1)^n / (ln n)^n
First I start using the ratio test (because I want to test if it's absolutely conver. or conditionally conver.), then I get the limit = 1 so it's inconclusive by the ratio test. But from the alternating series test, it's convergent. So it's conditionally convergent. Is my process right? 


#2
Oct1106, 02:13 PM

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limit absolute value of nln(n)/ (n+1)(ln(n+1))
>n/(n+1) so the limit is 1. 


#3
Oct1106, 02:37 PM

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yes you are correct. it is conditionally convergent, because it satisfies the alternating series test but fails the ratio test.



#4
Oct1106, 03:17 PM

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Help with convergence/divergence
As you've written it in the first post, [itex](\ln(n))^n\neq n \ln(n)[/itex], it's [itex]\ln(n^n)= n \ln(n)[/itex]. Which did you mean?



#5
Oct1106, 03:19 PM

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sigma n=1 to infinite 1/(n*ln(n))
sigma n=1 to infinite (1)^n /(n*ln(n)) The second one is convergent, how about the first one? It's convergent as well? 


#6
Oct1106, 03:23 PM

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To StatusX,
Find the limit for absolute value of nln(n)/ (n+1)(ln(n+1)) I cross out ln(n) on the top with the ln(n+1) at the bottom, so it left with n/(n+1). Do you mean this one? For the first one, ln(n)^n is at bottom. So it's same as nln(n). 


#7
Oct1106, 03:29 PM

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[tex] \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n\ln n} [/tex].
Use the integral test. [tex] \lim_{x\rightarrow \infty}\frac{n\ln n}{(n+1)(\ln(n+1))} = 1 [/tex] 


#8
Oct1106, 03:33 PM

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I see. It's divergent for the second one but is convergent for the first one because of Alternating series test.
Thanks a lot. 


#9
Oct1106, 03:42 PM

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Here's another question.
Sigma n=1 to infinity (1)^(n1)/n^p For what values of p is serie convergent? I have p>0, can p be 0 in this case? 


#10
Oct1106, 03:43 PM

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I'm saying there's a difference between [itex](\ln(n))^n[/itex] and [itex]\ln(n^n)[/itex], and the one you've written in you're first post is not equal to [itex]n \ln(n) [/itex].



#11
Oct1106, 03:46 PM

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[tex] \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{(1)^{n1}}{n^{p}} [/tex]. p cant be 0, because then [tex] a_{n} [/tex] wouldnt be decreasing, and it would fail the alternating series test. Thus [tex] p>0 [/tex].



#12
Oct1106, 03:46 PM

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To StatusX,
I see what you mean now. Let me redo my problem. Thanks by the way. 


#13
Oct1106, 03:53 PM

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For [tex] \sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{(1)^{n} }{(\ln n)^{n}} [/tex], you could use the root test. So it is absolutely convergent.



#14
Oct1106, 06:45 PM

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Thank you.
Here's a question I don't understand. Suppose that sigma n=0 to the infinity Csubn*x^n converges when x=4 and diverges when x=6. What can be said about the convergence or divergence of the following series? a) Sigma n=0 to infinity Csubn .............. Can someone give me a hint on this one? 


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Oct1106, 06:46 PM

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#16
Oct1106, 07:03 PM

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Thanks. But I'm not sure if I get the concept.



#17
Oct1106, 07:05 PM

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a)con.
b)div. c)con. d)div. 


#18
Oct1106, 07:08 PM

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yeah thats right



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