# Sequences and series....

by Cheman
Tags: sequences, series
 P: 236 My text book says that a progression is another name for a series, but the dictionary says it is another name for a sequence - which is it?
 P: 547 progression: 3. A continuous series; a sequence. -The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language I think it is both.
 Emeritus Sci Advisor PF Gold P: 11,155 A sequence is an ordered set of terms, {$t_i$} A series is a sum of terms, $\sum t_i$ Mathworld defines a 'progression' as synonymous with 'sequence'. PS : An English dictionary does not necessarily know the mathematical difference between a sequence and a series.
 P: 62 Sequences and series.... A series is a special kind of sequence. if your sequence is x1, x2, x3, x4, x5... then the series it produces is x1, x1+x2, x1+x2+x3, x1+x2+x3+x4, ... which we can re-label as y1, y2, y3, y4, ... and this is a new sequence. so if a progression is a series, then it is automatically a type of sequence. Also, there are arithmetic progressions, geometric progressions, and others. My idea of progression is any sequence, including the special sequence called a series. Aaron

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