Convergent

Pronunciation: /kənˈvɜrdʒ ənt/ Explain

Two mathematical objects are convergent if they draw close to each other. For example, a function is a convergent function if the value of the function draws close to a particular line as the value of the independent variable tends towards positive or negative infinity. When a mathematical object A approaches a mathematical object B, say "A converges to B."

An infinite series is a convergent series if the series draws close to a particular value. A sequence is a convergent sequence if the limit of the sequence is a particular value.

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McAdams, David E. Convergent. 6/25/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/c/convergent.html.

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6/25/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup, updated GeoGebra apps. (McAdams, David E.)
1/5/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
7/7/2008: Corrected link errors, citation. (McAdams, David E.)
4/29/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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