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Values of P

  1. Apr 11, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    For what values of p is the series con.
    (-1)^ (n-1)/ (n)^(p)


    2. Relevant equations

    In order for a p series to converge, p should be greater than 1

    3. The attempt at a solution

    So an = 1/ n^p

    and p > 1

    Is that right ?
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2009 #2

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    You're making so many abbreviations and omissions that it's hard to tell what you're thinking -- I think you even confused yourself because of it. Try again, but this time say what you're doing, and why.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2009 #3
    I don't think so,, the only abbreviation is Con. which means Convergent

    ** Am trying to find the valu of p for which the series will converge

    What I thought about is : becauce it 's a p-series , then p should be P greater than 1 ?

    What do you think ??
     
  5. Apr 11, 2009 #4

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    No it's not.
     
  6. Apr 11, 2009 #5
    So, give a hint? !!
     
  7. Apr 11, 2009 #6
    Oh, ya I mean this part is a p- series, the one I considered as an
     
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