Just one sec...
Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

Core 2 Tommorow Need A Few Definitions Re-Capped...?

Announcements Posted on
Results day: make sure you know what to expect before you get your grades. Here's how to be ready. 22-07-2016
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Basically in the sequence and series chapter I forgot the meaning of

    Divergent

    Convergent

    could anybody offer a quick concise definition of these and how they apply to c2 questions thanks!
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mora11)
    Basically in the sequence and series chapter I forgot the meaning of

    Divergent

    Convergent

    could anybody offer a quick concise definition of these and how they apply to c2 questions thanks!
    if the sequence is diverging it will keep getting bigger and bigger or smaller and smaller
    if it is converging it will get closer and closer to a certain point but never reach that point, this only happens is the common ratio(r) is between -1 and +1

    this is all for geometric sequences
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    These only apply to geometric sequences.

    A divergent sequence does not approach or tend to any value. This is generally when r > 1 and r < 1.

    A converging sequence does the opposite, it approaches a value. This is generally when -1 < r < 1.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by kiran18)
    if the sequence is diverging it will keep getting bigger and bigger or smaller and smaller
    if it is converging it will get closer and closer to a certain point but never reach that point, this only happens is the common ratio(r) is between -1 and +1

    this is all for geometric sequences
    ok thanks for the recap but couldn't converging also be used to describe a arithmetic progression as well say for example if the common difference was 10 then the sequence would keep getting bigger?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by I_Am_The_Man)
    These only apply to geometric sequences.

    A divergent sequence does not approach or tend to any value. This is generally when r > 1 and r < 1.

    A converging sequence does the opposite, it approaches a value. This is generally when -1 < r < 1.
    k thanks for the recap but couldn't converging also be used to describe a arithmetic progression as well say for example if the common difference was 10 then the sequence would keep getting bigger?

    and also I think you mean r>1 and r<-1 for divergent
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by mora11)
    k thanks for the recap but couldn't converging also be used to describe a arithmetic progression as well say for example if the common difference was 10 then the sequence would keep getting bigger?

    and also I think you mean r>1 and r<-1 for divergent
    Yes, sorry about that is what I meant and it could be applied in that way, but they would ask this question about a geometric sequence.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by I_Am_The_Man)
    Yes, sorry about that is what I meant and it could be applied in that way, but they would ask this question about a geometric sequence.
    ok thanks mate!

    good luck if your sitting any exams!

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 17, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Poll
Best social network/media?
Useful resources

Make your revision easier

Maths

Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read here first

Equations

How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

Student revising

Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams

Study Planner

Create your own Study Planner

Never miss a deadline again

Polling station sign

Thinking about a maths degree?

Chat with other maths applicants

Can you help? Study help unanswered threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Study resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22

Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.