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Using the standard power series expansion of e^1, evaluate the following limit ...
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Here's a very nice question. Using the standard power series expansion of e^1, evaluate the following limit ...

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JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[ \lim_{n \rightarrow \infty} n.\sin(2\pi.e.n!) \]

amoodarya
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1360717507664:dw

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Surprisingly, the limit does exist.

kropot72
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The maximum value of the sine term is unity. Therefore is the limit infinity?

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What you've written is not equal to the limit in question.

myko
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0just first step towords it... thinking

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0\[\begin{aligned} \sin(2\pi e n!)&=\sin\left(2\pi \left[\sum_{i=0}^\infty \frac{n!}{i!}\right]\right) \\ &=\sin\left(2\pi\left[\sum_{i=0}^ni! +\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right]\right) \\ &=\sin\left(\sum_{i=0}^n2\pi i!+\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right) \\ &=\sin\left(\sum_{i=0}^n 2\pi i!\right)\cos\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right) \\ &\qquad+\sin\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)\cos\left(\sum_{i=0}^n 2\pi i!\right) \end{aligned}\]Note that the sum is an integer multiple of \(2\pi\), so the cosine of the sum is 1, and the sine term is 0. So we get \[\sin\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)+\cos\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)\]Is this on the right track?

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, but you only have one term after your expansion step: the sin(2.pi.sum from n+1 to infinity ...)

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0...and you dropped a 2pi mid way through but picked it up again; that's a small detail.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I made a mistake, and had to revise starting from halfway through. I guess that 2pi still slipped through.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Anyways, we have\[\sin\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)\]Then look at\[\lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)\]Since the sum starts at n+1, the limit of the sum as n goes to infinity is 0. But then we're multiplying by n in the front, so this will take another trick.

kropot72
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The value of the sine term must lie between 0 and plus/minus unity. We are told that the limit is not infinity. Any value of the sine term other than zero would make the limit plus or minus infinity. Therefore the required limit is zero.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The limit of the sin term as n goes to infinity is 0, but we are also multiplying by n, so that might change things.

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I'll tell you right now the limit is not zero.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0If I had to take a guess, I would say either \(e\) or \(\frac{1}{e}\) or some small multiple of one of them.

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0George, you're half way there. Hint for the second part as you have it now: use the 'sandwich theorem' (aka 'squeeze theorem'). I prefer sandwiches myself.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright. I'll give it some thought. Unfortunately, I've got to now. Hopefully I'll be back later with the full solution.

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think I've finally got it. Notice that for \(n>1\), \[\frac{1}{n+1}\le \sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}=\frac{1}{(n+1)(n+2)...}\le \sum_{i=0}^\infty \frac{1}{n^i}=\frac{1}{n1}\]So for sufficiently large \(n\), we have \[n\sin\left(\frac{2\pi}{n+1}\right)\le n\sin\left(2\pi\sum_{j=n+1}^\infty \frac{n!}{j!}\right)\le n\sin\left(\frac{2\pi}{n1}\right).\]

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0It's clear that the limit of the least expression is the same as the limit of the greatest expression in that as n goes to infinity. So let's look at the limit of the least.\[\large \lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin\left(\frac{2\pi}{n+1}\right)=\lim_{n\to\infty}\frac{\sin\left(\frac{2\pi}{1/s+1}\right)}{s}\]if \(s=1/n\). Using L'hopitals, we get\[\large\lim_{s\to0}\frac{2\pi\cos\left(\frac{2s\pi}{s+1}\right)}{(s+1)^2}=\frac{2\pi}{1}=2\pi.\]And with that, we've shown that \[\lim_{n\to\infty}n\sin(2\pi en!)=2\pi.\]

JamesJ
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes. The way you wrote the inequality above is slightly confusing, but yep! That's the result. It's very surprising, isn't it?

KingGeorge
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Very surprising. Upon first glance it looks very divergent.
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