# Infinite Series

TUTORIAL OBJECTIVES

Know that the partial sums of a series define the limit of a series. Use convegence tests to decided whether an infinite series converges or diverges. Understand the difference between conditional convergence and absolute convergence

Limit of an Infinite Series
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Previously, we have worked with infinite sequences and looked at how to define the limit of an infinite sequence and methods to decide and prove that a sequence converges or diverges. One sequence we looked at, was the sequence: 1 \$an = n . n H 1 we can be written as: 1 1 1 1 1 1 \$1, 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , ....

This sequence on a number line would look like ... and on a graph looks like ...

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n=1

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. 0 0 1 1 1 Bit Adder 1 1 And similarly for adding the bits 0 and 0: 0 0 Bit Adder . The output from the Bit Adder would be . A line in digital circuitry can obviously only have the values 1 or 0. .. 0 0 0 1 0 Bit Adder 0 0 But now we run into a problem..2 As described below. but how can we output two bits on a single line? We can’t. 3 As described below.. To solve this problem we simply introduce a second line used for the case when we try to add together the bits 1 and 1. What do we do when we try to add the bits 1 and 1 together? 1 1 1 1 Bit Adder ? 10? Obviously the answer is 10.