Alternating Series
Pronunciation: /ˈɔl.tərˌneɪ.tɪŋ ˈsɪər.iz/ Explain
An alternating series is a
series
that alternates between
negative and positive terms.^{[2]}
If a term in the series is positive, the next is negative. If a term
in the series is negative, the next is positive. Stated mathematically:
An example of an alternating series is:
References
- McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, alternating series. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 13. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book
- alternating series. merriam-webster.com. Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriam-Webster. Last Accessed 6/12/2018. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alternating series. Buy the book
- Osgood, William F.. Introduction to Infinite Series. Chap. 1 sec. 11 pg 11. archive.org. Last Accessed 6/12/2018. http://www.archive.org/stream/introductiontoi01osgogoog#page/n16/mode/1up/search/alternating. Buy the book
More Information
- Dawkins, Paul. Alternating Series Test. tutorial.math.lamar.edu. Lamar University. 6/19/2018. http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcII/AlternatingSeries.aspx.
Cite this article as:
McAdams, David E. Alternating Series. 1/17/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/a/alternatingseries.html.
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1/17/2019: Expanded explanation to make it easier to understand. (
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12/21/2018: Reviewed and corrected IPA pronunication. (
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12/25/2009: Added "References". (
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11/25/2008: Changed equations to images. (
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11/20/2008: Initial version. (
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