# Absolutely Convergent Series is Convergent/Complex Numbers

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## Theorem

Let $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty z_n$ be an absolutely convergent series in $\C$.

Then $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty z_n$ is convergent.

## Proof

Let $z_n = u_n + i v_n$.

We have that:

\(\ds \cmod {z_n}\) | \(=\) | \(\ds \sqrt { {u_n}^2 + {v_n}^2}\) | ||||||||||||

\(\ds \) | \(>\) | \(\ds \sqrt { {u_n}^2}\) | ||||||||||||

\(\ds \) | \(>\) | \(\ds \size {u_n}\) |

and similarly:

- $\cmod {z_n} > \size {v_n}$

From the Comparison Test, the series $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty u_n$ and $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty v_n$ are absolutely convergent.

From Absolutely Convergent Series is Convergent: Real Numbers, $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty u_n$ and $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty v_n$ are convergent.

By Convergence of Series of Complex Numbers by Real and Imaginary Part, it follows that $\displaystyle \sum_{n \mathop = 1}^\infty z_n$ is convergent.

$\blacksquare$

## Sources

- 1960: Walter Ledermann:
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