# UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN TRINITY COLLEGE ```UNIVERSITY OF DUBLIN
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TRINITY COLLEGE
Faculty of Science
school of mathematics
Hilary Term 2008
JF Maths, JF TP
JF TSM, SF TSM
Course 121
Monday, March 10
Regent House
14:00 – 17:00
Dr. P. Karageorgis
Attempt all questions. All questions are weighted equally.
You may use non-programmable calculators, but you may not use log tables.
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1. Compute each of the following integrals:
Z
3x − 1
dx,
x3 − x
Z
x log x dx.
2. Suppose f, g are integrable on [a, b] with f (x) ≤ g(x) for all x ∈ [a, b]. Show that
Z b
Z b
f (x) dx ≤
g(x) dx.
a
a
3. Define a sequence {an } by setting a1 = 1 and
an+1 =
√
3an − 1 for each n ≥ 1.
Show that 1 ≤ an ≤ an+1 ≤ 3 for each n ≥ 1, use this fact to conclude that the sequence
converges and then find its limit.
4. Compute each of the following limits:
lim
x→1
x3 − 5x2 + 7x − 3
,
x3 − 4x2 + 5x − 2
lim x sin(1/x).
x→∞
5. Test each of the following series for convergence:
∞
X
(−1)n−1 e1/n
n=1
n
∞
X
&micro;
1
log 1 +
n
n=1
,
&para;
.
6. Find the radius of convergence of the power series
f (x) =
∞
X
(n!)2 n
&middot;x .
(2n)!
n=0
7. Suppose f is a differentiable function such that f 0 (x) = f (x) + ex for all x ∈ R. Show that
there exists some constant C such that f (x) = xex + Cex for all x ∈ R.
8. Use the formula for a geometric series to show that
∞
X
n=0
n 2 xn =
x(1 + x)
(1 − x)3
whenever |x| &lt; 1.
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