Week 3 : Absolute Value Of A Real Number – Simplyfying Radicals

The absolute value of a number is its distance from 0
Example : The absolute value of 3 or -3 is 3 because they have same distance from 0 and absolute value of 3.

The symbol for absolute value is a bar |∣vertical bar on each side of the number.

Example : The absolute value of 25, we can write it like this : |25|=25

Simplyfying Radicals :

A radical is a number that has a fraction as its exponent.

Example :

\sqrt{20}= \sqrt{4.5}
\sqrt{20}=2\sqrt{5}

\sqrt{20} : Intire
2\sqrt{5} : a mix of whole numbers and radicals

Another example : \sqrt{75}= \sqrt{25.3}
\sqrt{75}=5\sqrt(3)

Ex: \sqrt[3]{96}= \sqrt[3]{16.6}=2\sqrt[3]{12}

\sqrt[3]{-81}= \sqrt[3]{-27.3}=-3\sqrt[3]{3}

Week 2 : Geometric Sequence

Geometric Sequences
In a Geometric Sequence each term is found by multiplying the previous term by a constant.

Example : 2,6,18,54, 163,486,1458,…

This sequence has a factor of 2 between each number

Each term is found by multiplying the previous term by 3 ( except the first term : 2 )

Infinite Gemetric Series :

In Infinite Geoemtric Series, when : r>1 or r<-1 it will be converges Let's see my example, and see what happends : 1,1/3,1/9,1/27,.. We have: a = 1 (the first term) r = 1/3 (halves each time) And so use this formula : [latex]S_ \infty[/latex] [latex]S_ \infty[/latex]=1/1-1/3 [latex]S_ \infty[/latex]=2/3 (0,666666..)

Week1 : Arithmetic Sequences

t_n t_{50} S_n=\frac{n}{2}(t_1+t_n)

In an Arithmetic Sequence the difference between one term and the next is a constant.

In General we could write an arithmetic sequence like this:

{at, t+d, t+2d, t+3d, … }

where:

t is the first term, and
d is the difference between the terms (called the “common difference”)
Example : My Arithmetic Sequences : 11,2,-7,-16,-25,-34

Know :
– t = 11 (the first term)
– d = -9 (the “common difference” between terms)

We can write an Arithmetic Sequence as a formula :
t_n= t1+(n-1).d

Using the Arithmetic Sequence formula:

tn=t1+(n-1).d
tn=11+(n-1).(-9)
-34=11+9-9n
-34=20-9n
n=(6)

Example 2 : I want to determine t50
I know : t1= 11
n=50
n-1=50-1=49
Using the Arithmetic Sequence Rule :

t_{50}= t1+49.d
t_{50}= 11+49.(-9)
t_{50}= -430

To sum up the terms of this arithmetic sequence:

t1 + (t2+d) + (t3+2d) + (t4+3d) + …

Use this formula: S_n=\frac{n}{2}(t_1+t_n)

Example: Determine the sum of this Arithmetic Sequence : 11,2,-7,-16,-25,-34

The values of t,d and n are:

t = 11 (the first term)
d = -9 (the “common difference” between terms)
n (how many terms to add up)

S_n=\frac{n}{2}(t_1+t_n)
S_n=\frac{6}{2}(11+-34)
S_n=(3.-23)
S_n=(-69)

Self-Reflection