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Find a_n & b_n such that

  1. Dec 22, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find [tex]a_n[/tex] & [tex]b_n[/tex] such that [tex]\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_n[/tex] & [tex]\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}b_n[/tex] are convergent series, but [tex]\displaystyle \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \left( \sqrt{a_n} \cdot b_n \right)[/tex] diverges.

    2. Relevant equations
    None.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Try too hard for this but still cannot find such [tex]a_n[/tex] & [tex]b_n[/tex].
     
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  3. Dec 22, 2014 #2

    berkeman

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    That is not an acceptable post. You must show your efforts before we can offer tutorial help. Show us what you have tried so far please...
     
  4. Dec 22, 2014 #3
    There is nothing to show here
    basically I tried a_n = 1/n^2 & b_n = (-1)^n / n but failed
    tried a_n = 1/n^2 & b_n = arctan (1/n) but failed
    and so on...
     
  5. Dec 22, 2014 #4

    mfb

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    That is not so bad as a start. Can you modify the series in order to keep them converging, but doing so significantly slower?
    And then you'll need some trick to get the product diverging - something that changes the sign flip thing...
     
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