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Obtain exact results from GenerateConditions?

In[1]:= squareRootOfTermPlusOne[term_] := 
Sum[Binomial[1/2, n]*term^n, {n, 0, Infinity}, 
GenerateConditions -> True]

In[2]:= squareRootOfTermPlusOne[x]

Out[2]= ConditionalExpression[Sqrt[1 + x], Abs[x] < 1]

It says the infinite sum converges if and only if


But here are counterexamples of convergence on arguments with an absolute value not less than 1:

In[3]:= squareRootOfTermPlusOne /@ {+1, -1, I}

Out[3]= {Sqrt[2], 0, Sqrt[1 + I]}

And similarly for GeneratingFunction:

In[11]:= GeneratingFunction[Binomial[1/2, n], n, x, 
 GenerateConditions -> True]

Out[11]= ConditionalExpression[Sqrt[1 + x], Abs[x] < 1]
POSTED BY: Joe Donaldson
10 months ago

GenerateConditions gives sufficient conditions, apparently. The pointwise convergence on the boundary of the convergence disk is difficult to study in general.

POSTED BY: Gianluca Gorni
10 months ago

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