# Subsequencial limit set of a product sequence SiTi

1. Nov 15, 2008

### boombaby

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Let {si} and {ti} be bounded sequences of real numbers, let E, F, G be the sets of all subsequential limit points of {si}, {ti}, {siti} respectively. Prove that $$G\subseteq EF= \left\ ef|e\in E,f\in F \right\$$

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
I have trouble understanding the behavior of the sequence siti. For this question, it seems that the right thing to do is to choose any x in G, show that x is in EF. Here's what I've done:
There is a subsequence $$s_{\alpha _{i}}t_{\alpha_{i}}$$ that converges to x. Now, consider the sequences $${s_{\alpha _{i}}}$$ and $${t_{\alpha _{i}}}$$. Being a sequence in the compact set (i.e. [-M,M] in R), some subsequence of $${s_{\alpha _{i}}}$$ converges to a point a, let A be the set of these subscripts. And some subsequence of $${t_{\alpha _{i}}}$$ converges to a point b, Let B be the set of these subscripts.
If $$A\cap B$$ has infinitely many elements, then $$x=ab\in EF$$. But what if $$A\cap B$$ is empty? I've no idea why this cannot happen. Any hint would be greatly appreciated! Is there any different way to prove it?

Last edited: Nov 15, 2008
2. Nov 15, 2008

### Office_Shredder

Staff Emeritus
Don't work with both sequences at the same time.

$$s_{a_i}t_{a_i}$$ converges to x. Then $$s_{a_i}$$ has a convergent subsequence $$s_{a_{i_j}}$$. What does the sub-subsequence $$t_{a_{i_j}}$$ do? Remember, you know $$s_{a_{i_j}}t_{a_{i_j}}$$ converges to x also

3. Nov 16, 2008

### boombaby

yea, I think I get it now.
if s_i (denotes the sub-subsequence...) ->a. a=0 is a trivial case. If a!=0, then the corresponding t_i converges to b such that ab=x, since
|a*t_i-ab|<=|a*t_i-s_i*t_i|+|s_i*t_i-x|<=t_i*|s_i-a|+|s_i*t_i-x|<=Me+e
Thanks a lot!

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