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Question 01 (n)

Find the limit of the sequence $\left\{\ln \left(\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2n)\right\}$.

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Hint 1

To find the limit of the sequence $\{{a_{n}}\}$, evaluate
$\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }a_{n}$

Hint 2

Recall that
$\ln(x)+\ln(y)=\ln(xy)$

Hint 3

If you get stuck when evaluating a limit, try considering L'Hopital's rule.

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Solution

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To find the limit of the sequence $\left\{\ln \left(\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2n)\right\},$ we'll need to evaluate $\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\left[\ln \left(\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2n)\right].$
By the product rule for logarithms, $\ln(a)+\ln(b)=\ln(ab)$, so this limit is equivalent to $\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\left[\ln \left(n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2)\right]$.
We can begin by computing $\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\ln \left(n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)=\ln \left(\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)$ (by continuity of the logarithm).
First, note that by using the substitution $u={\frac {1}{n}}$,
 $\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}=\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }{\frac {\sin {\frac {1}{n}}}{\frac {1}{n}}}=\lim _{u\rightarrow 0}{\frac {\sin u}{u}}.$
Now, we can apply L'Hôpital's rule for indeterminate forms (i.e., limits of the form ${\frac {0}{0}},{\frac {\infty }{\infty }}$) to compute $\lim _{u\rightarrow 0}{\frac {\sin u}{u}}$, since substituting $u=0$ into ${\frac {\sin u}{u}}$ yields ${\frac {0}{0}}$.
L'Hôpital's Rule's rule gives
 $\lim _{u\rightarrow 0}{\frac {\sin u}{u}}=\lim _{u\rightarrow 0}{\frac {(\sin u)'}{u'}}=\lim _{u\rightarrow 0}{\frac {\cos u}{1}}=\cos(0)=1.$
Hence,
 $\ln \left(\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)=\ln(1)=0.$
Therefore,
 $\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\left[\ln \left(\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2n)\right]=\lim _{n\rightarrow \infty }\left[\ln \left(n\sin {\frac {1}{n}}\right)+\ln(2)\right]=0+\ln(2)={\color {blue}{\ln(2)}}$.


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