# two series questions

• Feb 26th 2008, 11:15 AM
kuntah
two series questions
Hi all,

1. $\sum ^{\infty}_{i=1} \frac{1}{\left(i-1\right)!} \frac{d}{d\lambda} \left(\lambda^{i}\right)= \frac{d}{d\lambda} \sum ^{\infty}_{i=1} \frac{1}{\left(i-1\right)!} \lambda^{i}$

2. $\sum^{\infty}_{x=1} x r^{x} = \frac{r}{\left(1-r\right)^{2}}$

why are 1 and 2 true
For the first I think it has to do with the radius of convergence.

Can someone help to prove this,

Thank you very much
• Feb 26th 2008, 11:28 AM
Peritus
1. Power series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2.

$\sum\limits_{x = 1}^\infty {xr^x } = r\sum\limits_{x = 1}^\infty {xr^{x - 1} = } r\sum\limits_{x = 1}^\infty {\frac{d}
{{dr}}r^x = } r\frac{d}
{{dr}}\sum\limits_{x = 1}^\infty {r^x = } r\frac{d}
{{dr}}\frac{r}
{{1 - r}} = \frac{r}
{{\left( {1 - r} \right)^2 }}
$
• Feb 26th 2008, 11:36 AM
kuntah
thanks for the help

I already solved the first now and thanks for the seccenodn )it was the same mechanism (Hi)