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ERIC Number: EJ905983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
A New Look at the Convergence of a Famous Sequence
Dobrescu, Mihaela
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v41 n8 p1079-1085 2010
A new proof for the monotonicity of the sequence [image omitted] is given as a special case of a large family of monotomic and bounded, hence convergent sequences. The new proof is based on basic calculus results rather than induction, which makes it accessible to a larger audience including business and life sciences students and faculty. The slow rate of convergence of the two sequences is also discussed, and convergence bounds are found. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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