Welcome to Seminar Six

Sequences and Series (MTH112)

Weekly Content - Sequences and Series

In some physical situations, properties change in a consistent way over time, e.g. increasing by a certain amount or a certain factor every month. These situations are what mathematicians call sequences. If you add up the values in a sequence, you get what we call a series.

Weekly Motivation

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.
-- Bertrand Russell

The finish line is finally in sight. I want to take a minute to congratulate all of you who have made it this far. The hard, unforgiving beauty that Russell described makes math a stern taskmaster. Making it through to the end of her lessons is definitely an accomplishment.

[1] Bertrand Russell, in Study of Mathematics