# Inclusion of summation methods

An inclusion of the summability fields (cf. Summability field) corresponding to these methods. Let and be two summation methods defined on a set of series (or sequences); let and be their summability fields and suppose ; one then says that method includes method , which is denoted by the symbol . Methods and are said to be equipotent, denoted by , if each of them includes the other. Equipotent methods have the same summability field. Method is said to be stronger than method if includes but is not equipotent with it. If the summability field of the method is identical with the set of all convergent series, the method is said to be equipotent with convergence. An inclusion of summation methods is sometimes considered not on the entire set of their definition, but only on some of its subsets.

For the Cesàro summation methods the inclusion is valid for ; the Abel summation method is stronger than all Cesàro methods for ; the Riesz summation method is equipotent with the Cesàro summation method (); the Abel summation method is equipotent with convergence on the set of series whose terms satisfy the condition . In these examples the summation methods are compatible as well (cf. Compatibility of summation methods), even though, in general, an inclusion of summation methods does not rest on the assumption of their being compatible. However, if and are regular matrix methods (cf. Regular summation methods) and on the set of bounded sequences, then and are compatible on this set (the Mazur–Orlicz–Brudno theorem). The compatibility requirement is imposed in the very definition of inclusion in certain textbooks.

An inclusion of summation methods defined on a set of series with real terms is said to be complete if the inclusion of their summability fields is preserved after these fields have been completed with series summable to and . Thus, the Hölder summation method (cf. Hölder summation methods) completely includes the Cesàro method .

An inclusion of summation methods for special types of summability (e.g. absolute summability, strong summability, etc.) is defined in a similar manner.

#### References

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[4] | S. Mazur, W. Orlicz, "Sur les méthodes linéaires de sommation" C.R. Acad. Sci. Paris Sér. I Math. , 196 (1933) pp. 32–34 |

[5] | A.L. Brudno, "Summability of bounded sequences of matrices" Mat. Sb. , 16 (58) : 2 (1945) pp. 191–247 (In Russian) (English abstract) |

[6] | S.A. Baron, "Introduction to the theory of summability of series" , Tartu (1966) (In Russian) |

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