Series, Sequences and Progressions

  • Thread starter Cheman
  • Start date
  • #1
235
1
Series, Sequences and Progressions....

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?

Thanks.
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
1,056
0
My soft cover Penguin Dictionary calls a progression, "A simple sequence of numbers in which there is a constant relation between consecutive terms," such as arithmetic, harmonic, and geometric.
 
  • #3
jcsd
Science Advisor
Gold Member
2,090
11
Yep it's a sequence. Also I recommend The Penguin Dictionary of Maths, as it's cheap (only about £5) and it's style (compared to say the McGraw-Hill dictionary of maths) makes it ideal for anyone learning maths.
 
  • #4
HallsofIvy
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
41,833
956
Cheman said:
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?

Thanks.
I'm surprised that your text book says that. Mathematically speaking a "series" is a sum but your text book (what level is it?) may be using "series" as another word for "sequence"- which is common in general English usage.
 

Related Threads on Series, Sequences and Progressions

  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
952
  • Last Post
2
Replies
34
Views
8K
Replies
14
Views
7K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
32K
Replies
7
Views
7K
Replies
5
Views
1K
Replies
11
Views
896
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Top