there’s is a typo in my previous post. I wanted to ask “…, why f must *not* be summable?” (i.e. divergent)

On a second thought, your approach could work for proving the partial sum is unbounded: for any real number e > 0, I can first use Archimedean property (simple version) of reals to find an integer N such that e < N, then I repeat N times your approach, first let the partial sum >= 1, then >= 2, … finally >= N, by induction, then the whole proof finished. However to implement this idea it’s not easy to me. Still want to know better proofs. —Chun > Il giorno 01 mar 2019, alle ore 20:54, Chun Tian (binghe) > <binghe.l...@gmail.com> ha scritto: > > Hi Haitao, > > thanks, and yes, f is a sequence of reals. I'm following a similar path > (proof by contradiction), but I don't understand the last step: for any > m, the partial sum of f goes up by 1 at n > m, why f must be summable? I > think for every monotonic sequence such properties hold. > > --Chun > > Il 01/03/19 17:24, Haitao Zhang ha scritto: >> You say f is a function. From the context I assume the domain is Nat or >> f is a sequence. Mathematically speaking, you should form the partial >> sums of f ( sum f from 1 to n), which is a monotonic sequence of nats. >> Now proof by contradiction: if your conclusion doesn’t hold, for any m, >> you can find n > m, such that f n = 1. Then the partial sum goes up by 1 >> at n. As m is arbitrary, f is not summable. >> >> However I don’t know what is the best way to carry out the above proof >> in hol as I am not familiar with the relevant libraries yet. >> >> Haitao >> >> On Friday, March 1, 2019, Chun Tian (binghe) <binghe.l...@gmail.com >> <mailto:binghe.l...@gmail.com>> wrote: >> >> Hi, >> >> I'm blocked at the following goal: >> >> I have a function f returning either 0 or 1. Now I know the infinite >> sum of f is finite, i.e. >> >> suminf f < PosInf (or `summable f` speaking reals) >> >> How can I prove the set of {x | f x = 1} is finite, or after certain >> index m all the rest f(n) are zeros? >> >> ∃m. ∀n. m ≤ n ⇒ (f n = 0) >> >> If I use CCONTR_TAC (proof by contradiction), I can easily derive the >> following 2 assumptions using results I established in my previous >> similar questions: >> >> INFINITE N >> ∀n. n ∈ N ⇒ (f n = 1) >> >> but still I've no idea how to derive a contradiction with `suminf f < >> PosInf` by proving `suminf f = PosInf`... >> >> Thanks, >> >> Chun Tian >> >

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