Need help on Proofs!

1. Sep 30, 2003

fangtu

Hi, I got some problems with the homework that I was assigned last week. I really got some problems to even start doing it....it's too difficult that I don't even know how to start it...the professor asked us to proof some laws...of sequencing limits when I don't even understand anything....I've discussed the problem with lots of classmates but non of them know how to do them either....please help me PROOF these problems><" thanxz in advance!
PROOF:
#1 Limit Law: lim (anbn) = (lim an ) (lim bn)
n->infinity n->infinity n->infinity

#2 an = (-1)^n (1,-1,1,-1,1,-1....) when n=0,1,2,3.... Proof that it diverges
THANKS A LOT IF YOU COULD HELP ME!@@"

2. Sep 30, 2003

arcnets

I think this is an exercise in 'epsilontics'.
Meaning, you use the standard definition of a limes:

a = lim(n->[oo])an

if and oly if

for each epsilon > 0
there exists n0, so that
|an - a| < epsilon
for each n > n0.

3. Sep 30, 2003

fangtu

yeah, I saw my professor writing something like thaht on the board, but I have no idea how and what that is@@"...could you help me doing the problem further?? please!?!??

4. Sep 30, 2003

fangtu

5. Sep 30, 2003

arcnets

You just saw it? And didn't take notes?

OK, as for #1:
You want to show that |anbn - ab|
goes to zero, OK?
Here's a trick: Let's insert - abn + abn (which is zero):
|anbn - ab|
= |anbn - abn + abn- ab|
= |(an - a)bn + (bn - b)a|

since (an - a) and (bn - b) go to zero, the whole expression goes to zero. It's a matter of writing it down properly.

6. Sep 30, 2003

fangtu

oh...ok, thanxz a lot arcnets...actually I did take notes...but the problem is that the professor just went through the whole thing whithout saying much about it...anyways...thank you!
uhmmm...do you have any clue on how to proof number two by chance? Anybody!?@@"

Last edited: Sep 30, 2003
7. Sep 30, 2003

fangtu

the first problem looks something like this:

does anyone know how to proof it@@? please?! I desperately wanna know it...thanxz

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