### Reading Assignments - Math 104 - Calculus II November 1997

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#### For November 3

Section 11.2 Infinite Series, Convergence, and Divergence

• To read: Through Example 4. This can be tough going.
• Be sure to understand: The section Series Language: Terms, Partial Sums, Tails, Convergence, Limit on page 563

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1. There are two sequences associated with every series. What are they?
2. Does the geometric series (1/2)k converge or diverge?

#### For November 5

Section 11.2 Infinite Series, Convergence, and Divergence (cont)

• To read: Finish this section, although you can de-emphasize the part on Telescoping Sums
• Be sure to understand: The nth Term Test

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Reading Questions: What does the nth Term Test tell you about the series

1. sin(k)?
2. 1/k ?

#### For November 7

Section 11.3 Testing for Convergence: Estimating Limits

• Be sure to understand: The statements of the Comparison, Integral, and Ratio Test

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Explain in a couple of sentences why you think the Integral Test should hold.

#### For November 10

Section 11.4 Absolute Convergence: Alternating Series

• Be sure to understand: The statement of the Alternating Series Test

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1. Give an example of a series that is conditionally convergent.
2. Give an example of a series that is absolutely convergent.

#### For November 12

Section 11.4 Absolute Convergence: Alternating Series (cont)

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How close does S100 approximate the series (-1)k (1/k) ?

#### For November 17

Section 11.5 Power Series

• Be sure to understand: Examples 4 and 6

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1. How do power series differ from the series we have looked at up to this point?
2. What is the interval of convergence of a power series?

#### For November19

Section 11.6 Power Series as Functions

• Be sure to understand: Example 3

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Give two good reasons for writing a known function ( such as cos(x) ) as a power series.

#### For November 21

Exam 3 today. No Reading Assignment.

#### For November24

Section 11.6 Power Series as Functions

• Be sure to understand: Example 3

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