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#1 2013-01-31 02:56:56

mttal24
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Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

I am trying to solve questions like:

1.


and
2.


How do I solve them?
for the first one, i get upto lim 1/n+2. Then what should I do?

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#2 2013-01-31 03:03:46

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hi mttal24

Yes, so you have done it because that fraction tends to zero as n tends to infinity.

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#3 2013-01-31 03:11:32

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Re: Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

Hi mttal24;

This one is good to memorize



for c is any constant.

The second one is a little tougher.

When reduced it becomes:



which you can now use l'Hopitals rule on. Or you can make use of a very important formula.



when n < m.


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I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#4 2013-01-31 03:55:05

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Your last formula should have x  tebd to infinity, because otherwise it is infinity...


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#5 2013-01-31 03:58:44

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Yes, I know it was a latex error, I have corrected it while you were posting.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#6 2013-02-01 00:58:55

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That is okay now.


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#7 2013-02-01 01:02:13

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That is okay now.

Hmmmm.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#8 2013-02-01 01:04:32

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What?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#9 2013-02-01 01:09:13

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Nothing, I was just going Hmmmm.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#10 2013-02-01 01:25:44

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I know, but that usually has more to it than just saying ’Hmmmm’ for no reason...


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#11 2013-02-01 02:20:42

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The closer we get to 2 / 5 / 2013 the more hmmmming I will be doing.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#12 2013-02-01 02:37:08

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5th of February? Why?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#13 2013-02-01 02:44:44

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http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 67#p201867

post #439.

That post was made on 2 / 12 / 2012 and was a Sunday. The poster mentions the Sunday before, that makes 2 / 5 / the pivotal day.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#14 2013-02-01 06:53:56

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That post was on 18th, which makes 12th the pivotal day...


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#15 2013-02-01 07:08:47

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Oh yes, the 12th. That will come around pretty quick.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#16 2013-02-01 07:11:14

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Yeah, but it's nothing special...


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#17 2013-02-01 07:20:04

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Why isn't it special?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#18 2013-02-01 07:23:55

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Why should it be?

And wouldn't it be better to continue in the Chatter?


The limit operator is just an excuse for doing something you know you can't.
“It's the subject that nobody knows anything about that we can all talk about!” ― Richard Feynman
“Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

#19 2013-02-01 07:26:02

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Nothing to continue about. I will make a forum announcement on that day.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#20 2013-02-02 01:04:14

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Re: Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

Wow! A lot of discussions on hmms.. in this post.
Now, the answer in the book says that the answer for question (1) is 1/2.
Is it right or there is a printing mistake?

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#21 2013-02-02 01:06:14

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Re: Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

Hi;

For which one?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#22 2013-02-02 01:07:26

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Re: Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

^^just edited my earlier post. It is for the first one.

#23 2013-02-02 01:10:30

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Hi;

Must be a typo, both of those limits are 0.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

#24 2013-02-02 01:11:31

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Re: Limits n->infinity questions on factorials

Thanks!

#25 2013-02-02 01:13:15

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Hi;

You are welcome.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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