Series test for convergence/divergence

05112018, 04:17 PM
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RE: Series test for convergence/divergence
(05112018 03:30 PM)parisse Wrote: They just give some hints, but no proof. I mean, no math teacher would accept "the series is convergent by comparison" without details. During the topic under discussion, a proof is given by the instructor. After the proof has been provided, it is expected that those methods will be used for subsequent problem solving; and once an outcome has been reached a result is generally shown as: "convergence, (or divergence), for ∑ bn is demonstrated, therefore ∑ an is also convergent, (or divergent), {by the relevant series test}." So the "details" ARE part of a student's solution. The calculator would be useful in validating intermediate steps, and if the calculator's solution was of a form similar to Wolfram's, it would be even more valuable to the student, and the instructor as well, since the student's answer should follow the (hopefully, correct) calculator results. 

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Series test for convergence/divergence  DrD  05092018, 11:15 AM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  parisse  05092018, 12:33 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  DrD  05102018, 08:25 AM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  parisse  05102018, 01:31 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  DrD  05102018, 02:09 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  parisse  05112018, 03:30 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  DrD  05112018 04:17 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  Benjer  05112018, 04:25 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  toshk  05112018, 06:28 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  parisse  05112018, 06:56 PM
RE: Series test for convergence/divergence  Benjer  05112018, 11:17 PM

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