Sums of Sequences

Sums of Sequences
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Part of video series Summations
Taught by IsAllAboutMath
Learn how to find the sums of several arithmetic progressions using a famous result.
  • What is the sum of natural numbers from 1 to n?
  • How do you find the sum of a sequence?
  • What is an arithmetic progression?
  • How do you find the sum of an arithmetic progression?
  • How do you find the sum of 2 + 4 + 6 + ... + 200?
  • How do you find the sum of 1 - 2 + 3 - 4 + ... - 100 + 101?
This video picks up from the Triangular Numbers video, and it generalizes the sum of natural numbers from 1 to n and gives the formula. This problem is then further generalized to a sequence starting at a1, with each following number increased by a constant d. The discussion gets somewhat involved, but this is a great exercise in mathematical thinking for a higher-level math student.
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Reviewed by MathVids Staff on March 08, 2009.
 
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