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Best way to approach sequences and series

  1. Jul 26, 2008 #1
    I get the impression that unlike solving derivatives and integrals, sequences and series do not have a lot of...should I say...find-the-equation-and-solve-your-way element -- sorry if that comes out wrong. Maybe it seems to be less "rote math" and because of this, I'm having a hard time trying to grasp it. Can anyone provide some tips?
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  3. Jul 26, 2008 #2


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    Well, it's not that different from solving derivatives and integrals: you have a bunch of tests for determining when a series converge. Just apply every test you know on after the other, like you would apply the different integration techniques to solve an integral.
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