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Convergent Sequence

A sequence with a limit that is a real number. For example, the sequence 2.1, 2.01, 2.001, 2.0001, . . . has limit 2, so the sequence converges to 2. On the other hand, the sequence 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, . . . has a limit of infinity (∞). This is not a real number, so the sequence does not converge. It is a divergent sequence.

 

 

See also

Convergent sequence, convergent series, divergent series

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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