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3 posts tagged with math by evinrude.
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Need an example of a divergent alternating series

I'm looking for an example of an alternating series: the terms of which are (-1)^n b_n, where b_n -> 0 as n -> infinity, but the sequence {b_n} is not decreasing, and the sum from n=1 to infinity diverges. [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Apr 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Examples of calculus trivia?

I need more examples of "interesting" calculus (or other mathy) trivia like this one factoid I mention in here... [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Aug 10, 2006 - 21 answers

State of Quantum Physics

I'd like to read a readable, yet not dumbed-down account of the current state of quantum physics, addressing the famous paradoxes and directions modern research is taking. Any recommendations? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by evinrude on Dec 18, 2003 - 11 answers

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