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MAT455

TUTORIAL: Test for convergence

1. Use an appropriate test to determine whether the following series converge or


diverge:

  k 4   10k
a)   2  k  (ans: con) b)  (ans: con)
k 1  k  1 e  k 1 (3k  2)!

 ( 1)k  k
c)  2 (ans: con) d)  (ans: div)
k 1 (k  1)(k  3 ) k 1 k 2

 3k  k  5k (k! )2
e)  k
(ans: div) f)  (ans: div)
k 1 2  2k k 1 ( 2k )!


 3 1   ek
g)  k 1
  (ans: con) h)  (ans: con)
k 1  4 k  k 1 ( 2k  1)!

 2k  1  k
i)  (ans: div) j)  (ans: div)
2
K 1 3k  2 k 1 ln(k  1)

 ( 2k )!  1
k)  k (ans: div) l)  k (ans: con)
k 1 2 k 1 k(3 )
 k  (k  1)!
m)  2
(ans: conv) n)  k 2 (ans: div)
k 1 k  1 k 1 2 k
 k 1
(k  3 )! 
 3 
o) 
k 1 3 ! k ! 3
k
(ans: Conv)
p)
  
 4 

4 
k  2 
k 1 (ans : Div)
 
(k  1)!
q)  2k
(ans: div) r) 
 9
 k  2 


1 
 (ans: div)
k 1 k 1  3  k
 
3 k 1 t) k2(ans: conv by CT
s)  2 k (ans: div)  k 3
 1
k 1 K 1
 
u) 2k(k  1) (ans: div by DT) v) 1  2k (ans: conv by LCT
 4k  1 
K 1 1 k 2
k 5
k 1

 k ! 2 k  2
w)
 (2k  1)! (ans: conv)
k 1
2
x)  2 e3
k 1
k (ans: div)
 
 1 2k 1
y)   3
 1 
 k  (ans: div)
  
z) 3 k
(k  1)
(ans: conv)
k 1 
k k 0

2. Use the integral test to determine whether the following series is converges or
diverges.

 
k ek
a)  (ans: div) b)  2  ek (ans: div)
k 1 k2 1 k 1

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 1 k
 1   d) 

3/22
c)  k  (ans: conv) k 1 ( 2k  1)
2
k 1
k

3. Determine if the following series is absolutely convergent, conditionally


convergent, or divergent.


2k  ( 1)k
a)  ( 1)k 1
k!
(ans: abs con) b) 
k(k  1)
(ans: cond con)
k 1 k 1

 k2 k
c)  ( 1)k 1 (ans: cond con) d)    1 k
2k  1
(ans: div)
k 1 k3  1 k 1
 
ek ( 1)k  1
e)  ( 1)k k 2
k 1
(ans: div) f) 
k 1
(k  2)
(ans: cond con)

( 1)k  1 k
g) 
k 1
(k  5 )
( ans: cond con)

4. Determine the interval of convergence for the following power series.

 ( x  1)2k  ( x  4 )k
a)  ( 1)k (ans: -3<x<1) b)  ( 1)k (ans: 3≤x≤5)
k 1 4k 1 k 0 (k  1)2


 ( 2)k ( 2x  1)k ( 1) k ( x  1) k
c) 
k 1 k2
(ans: -3/4<x<-1/4) d) 
k 1 k 3k
(ans: -2 < x ≤4 )

 
( 4  2 x )k ( 2) k ( x  2 ) k
e)  k2
(ans: 3/2≤x≤5/2) f)  k
(ans: 3/2<x<5/2)
k 1 k 1



( 2) n
g)  ( 3) k
 k  1 ( x  1)k h)  ( x  3 )n
k 1
n 1 n ans: -7/2<x≤-5/2
(ans: 2/3<x<4/3)


(2 )k 1
i)  4 k ( k  1 )( x  1 )k Ans: -1<x ≤ 3 j)
k 1

( 1)k x 2k

5. Show that the power series  2k converges for all values of x.
k 1 2 (k! )2

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3 e n 2
6. Let a
n 1
n be the infinite series whose nth partial sum is given by S n 
en
.
 
Determine whether  n 1
a n converges or diverges. If a
n 1
n converges, find its
sum. (ans: Conv, Sum=3)

7. Determine whether the following series converges or diverges. Justify your


answer.

n
n
a) 3  9  ... 3 b) 
2 8 n! 2 n ans: Conv n 1 n 2
7  3
ans: Conv
8n  12n
2 5
 8 n n
c)  4n 5  6 ans: div
d) n 1 5n
ans: div
n 1


( 1)n
8. For the following two values of p, determine whether the series 
n 1 np

converges absolutely, converges conditionally or diverges?

i. p5
2
ii. p
3

9. Use any relevant test to determine whether the following series is converges or
diverges.

5k  2 k
i.  3k  4 k
ans : Div
k 1


k
ii.  5 2k 3 k  !
ans : Conv
k 1


2k
iii.  ln  k  3 
ans : Div
k 1


1k k
10. Determine whether the series  2
converges absolutely, converges
k 1 k 4
conditionally or diverges. Ans: Conv Abs

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