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Recurrence relation

  1. May 25, 2008 #1

    tgt

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    How do you find a recurrence relation from a given problem?
     
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  3. May 25, 2008 #2

    cristo

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    Huh?

    I think you need to give us some more info: what is the problem you are thinking of?
     
  4. May 25, 2008 #3

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    There is no "formula". You have to understand the definitions, understand what the problem is telling you and then think!
     
  5. May 25, 2008 #4

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    I've got a series of numbers starting with n=1 going up to n=7. I am told there exists a recurrence relation. Is that enough data to find this relationship?
     
  6. May 25, 2008 #5

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    as in your series of numbers i; 1,2,3,4,5,6,7?
     
  7. May 26, 2008 #6

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    no. The series I'm told to find a recurrence relation for has the first 7 numbers given to me. I know have to find a recurrence relation for these numbers.
     
  8. May 26, 2008 #7

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    What you will need to do is to spot a pattern with the numbers. You should post your specific question in the homework forums, and show us what you have done towards answering the problem. Such a cryptic conversation as this will not help anyone!
     
  9. May 26, 2008 #8

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    Advice taken. Here is the thread and the specific question.

    https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=1744031#post1744031
     
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