AP Calculus BC: Series Convergence Tests

AP Calculus BC: Series Convergence Tests

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nth Term Test

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Section 1

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nth Term Test

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If limit of SEQUENCE is NOT equal to 0, then SERIES diverges. If limit of SEQUENCE does equal zero, then SERIES COULD converge....not guaranteed.

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Ratio Test

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If the limit of the absolute value of "a sub (n+1)" over "a sub n" is < 1, then series converges. If the limit of the absolute value of "a sub (n+1)" over "a sub n" is > 1, then series converges. Test is inconclusive if it equals 1! Try another test.

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Limit Comparison Test

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Converges if: limit of "a sub n" over "b sub n" = a number greater than 0 AND the series of "b sub n" converges. Diverges if: limit of "a sub n" over "b sub n" = a number greater than 0 AND the series of "b sub n" diverges.

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Integral Test

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If integral from 1 to infinity converges, then series converges. If integral from 1 to infinity diverges, then series diverges.

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Alternating Series Test

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Series converges if: a) terms are decreasing AND positive. b) limit of sequence equals 0.

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Geometric Series Test

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If absolute value of r < 1, then series converges. If absolute value of r > 1, then series diverges.

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Direct Comparison Test

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Converges if: 0 is less than "a sub n" and that is less than or equal to "b sub n" AND series of "b sub n" converges. Diverges if: 0 is less than "b sub n" and that is less than or equal to "a sub n" AND series of "b sub n" diverges.

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P-Series Test

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If power > 1, then series converges. If power < 1, then series diverges.

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