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    uniform convergence

    if we have

    sum{n=0/to infinit} f_n (x)

    such that n in N and x in [-1.1]

    f_n =x/(1+x^2)^n


    r this series confergence?is it uniform convergence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet
    if we have

    sum{n=0/to infinit} f_n (x)

    such that n in N and x in [-1.1]

    f_n =x/(1+x^2)^n


    r this series confergence?is it uniform convergence?

    Ya have,
    \sum^{\infty}_{k=0}\frac{x}{(1+x^2)^k}
    Thus, a_{k+1}=\frac{x}{(1+x^2)^{k+1}} and a_k=\frac{x}{(1+x^2)^k} apply the ratio test,
    \lim_{k\to \infty}\frac{x}{(1+x^2)^{k+1}}\cdot\frac{(1+x^2)^k  }{x}
    This gives,
    L=\frac{1}{1+x^2}
    It converges absolutely when,
    L<1
    Thus,
    1+x^2>1
    Thus, x>0.

    It diverges when,
    L>1
    thus,
    1+x^2<1
    WHich is impossible.

    It is inconclusive when, L=0,
    Thus, x=0.
    But we can this that this series is convergent abolsutely thus, this is absolutely convergenet everywhere.
    Last edited by ThePerfectHacker; May 24th 2006 at 01:49 PM.
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    ok now we know it's convergence but what about uniform convergence
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