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#1 2013-02-26 20:06:07

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Convergence

Are there tests to see if a sequence (not series) converges?


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#2 2013-02-26 20:09:29

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Re: Convergence


“Here lies the reader who will never open this book. He is forever dead.

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#3 2013-02-26 22:19:52

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Re: Convergence

Those are series tests i asked for sequence tests,sorry for disturabing.


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#4 2013-02-26 23:00:09

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Re: Convergence

Hi;

You have to determine the limit of the general term.

http://faculty.eicc.edu/bwood/ma155supp … ntal19.htm

Generally if a sequence has a limit it is convergent, if not then it is divergent.

A bit more rigorous, if the limit of a  sequence exists or is finite then the sequence converges, If the limit does not exist or is infinite then the sequence diverges.

Last edited by bobbym (2013-02-26 23:10:04)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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