Convergence of power series

  • #1

Homework Statement


Suppose sum(a_n*x^n) represents a power series with radius of convergence (-R, R). Is it true that the series sum(n*a_n*x^n) is convergent? Prove or give a counter example.


Homework Equations





The Attempt at a Solution



Let b_n = n*a_n*x^n
Using ratio test:
lim[b_(n+1)/b_n] = lim [(n+1)/n] * [lim x*a_(n+1)/a_n] < 1 because lim x*a_(n+1)/a_n <1 from hypothesis.

Any gaps in logic?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
Dick
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
26,260
619
I think that's correct.
 

Related Threads on Convergence of power series

  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
293
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
809
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
40K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
11
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
400
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
Top