# Arithmetic Series

Home An $\textit{arithmetic series}$ is the sum of the terms of an arithmetic sequence. For example: $4, 7, 10, 13, \cdots,61$ is a finite arithmetic sequence. $4+7+10+13+ \cdots +61$ is the corresponding arithmetic series. Arithmetic Series Sum of a Finite Arithmetic Series If the first term is $u_{1}$ and the common difference is $d$, the [...]

# Sigma Notation

Home Another mathematical device that is widely used in sequences and series is called $\textit{sigma notation}$. The Greek letter, $\sum$ (capital sigma), is used to indicate the sum of a sequence. For example: $$\sum_{n=1}^{10}{n^2} = 1^2 + 2^2 + 3^2 + \cdots + 10^2$$ The limits of the sum, the numbers on the bottom and [...]