PMAT 21272: Infinite Series

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Course Code           : PMAT 21272

Title                         : Infinite Series

Pre-requisites         : PMAT 12253

 Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to

1. define the meaning of convergence of a real sequence of real numbers
2. use definitions to discuss the behavior of a given sequence
3. describe the nature of the convergence of infinite series and conditions under what differentiation and
integration can be performed
4. demonstrate knowledge on power series representation of a series.
5. use applications of Taylor polynomial.

 Course Contents:

Sequences: Limits and limit theorems for sequences, Monotone sequences and Cauchy sequences, Bounded
sequences, Monotone sequence theorem, Subsequences, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem

Series: Convergence of Infinite Series, Geometric series, Harmonic Series, the Integral Test and Estimates of Sums,
The Comparison Tests and Estimates of Sums, Alternating Series and estimates of Sums, Absolute and conditional
Convergence, Ratio Test and Root Test

Power Series: Representation of Functions as Power Series, Differentiation and Integration of Power Series, Taylor
and Maclaurin Series, Binomial Series, Applications of Taylor Polynomials

 Method of Teaching and Learning: A combination of lectures and tutorial discussions.

 Assessment: Based on tutorials, tests and end of course examination.

 Recommended Reading:

1. Stewart. J. (2020) Calculus Early Transcendentals, Cengage Learning.
2. Knopp, K. (1956). Infinite sequences and series. Courier Corporation.
3. Knopp, K. (1990). Theory and application of infinite series. Courier Corporation.
4. Hirschman, I.I. (2014). Infinite series. Courier Corporation.
5. Bonar, D.D. & Khoury Jr., M.J. (2018). Real infinite series (Vol. 56). American Mathematical Soc.
6. Bromwich, T.J.I.A. (2005). An introduction to the theory of infinite series (Vol. 335). American
Mathematical Soc.


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