Having now looked at the definition of the limit of a sequence and some associated terms, see if you can show that the sequence defined by

\[u_n=\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}\]

converges.

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# Month: February 2017

## Limits of Sequences

## Logarithms Test

## Euler’s Method

## Mock Examination Review

## Separable Variables Differential Equations

## Improper Integrals 2

## Improper Integrals

## Induction and the Binomial Theorem Test

## Proof by Induction

Having now looked at the definition of the limit of a sequence and some associated terms, see if you can show that the sequence defined by

\[u_n=\sqrt{n+1}-\sqrt{n}\]

converges.

We’ll have a test on logarithms on **Wednesday, March 1st**.

The following questions will be useful for revision, and we’ll discuss any difficulties with these in class on Monday.

Pages 243–245, questions 2, 4, 7, 8, 14, 16–19, 21–25

Here’s a short question that will give you an opportunity to practice using Euler’s Method. Complete this before our lesson tomorrow.

Use Euler’s Method to find the approximate value of \(f(3)\) if \(y=f(x)\) is the solution to

\[\frac{\textrm{d}y}{\textrm{d}x} = y^2-x\]passing through \((2,1)\). Use a step length of \(0.5\).

(Notice that this is a first-order nonlinear DE that is neither separable hor homogeneous, so we won’t be able to use any methods available in the course to find an explicit solution for this DE.)

In our next lesson we’ll review the mock examination questions, so please remember to bring your mock examinations with you to class.

In today’s lesson we determined that \(y=\pm\sqrt{x^2+C}-1\), for \(C\in\mathbb{R}\), is the general solution to the differential equation

\[\frac{\textrm{d}y}{\textrm{d}x}=\frac{x}{y+1}\]

As a quick exercise tonight, verify that functions of this form are indeed solutions to the differential equation.

One of the questions that we had a brief look at today is posted below. Our discussion in class dealt with the case for \(p\leq1\), so all we need now to consider is the case where \(p>1\). A comparison test may prove to be difficult, so can you think of another way to establish this result?

For which values of \(p\) does \(\displaystyle{\int_e^\infty \frac{\ln x}{x^p}\textrm{d}x}\) converge?

Following our discussion of improper integrals, complete the questions below prior to the start of our lesson on Tuesday.

Pages 1354–1355 questions 33, 34, 36, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 14

We’ll have a test on mathematical induction and the Binomial Theorem on **Wednesday, February 8th**.

To prepare for the test, complete p. 203–205 questions 20, 22, 24, 28, 26, 45, 47

We can discuss these questions in Tuesday’s lesson.

Here’s a short homework assignment on proof by indication, to be collected on **Monday, February 6th**.

Show that \(6^n+4\) is divisible by \(10\) for all \(n \in \mathbb{Z}^+\).

You can download the template from class here.