Lecture 1 Sequences and Series Class 11

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Lecture - 1 Chapter 9 Sequences & Series

Meaning of Sequences, Meaning of General Term (nth term), Meaning of Series

NCERT Exercise 9.1

Write the first five terms of each of the sequences in Exercises 1 to 6 whose nth terms are:

Question 1. a_n = n(n+2)
Question 2. a_n = \frac{n}{n+1}
Question 3. a_n=2^n
Question 4. a_n=\frac{2n-3}{6}
Question 5. a_n=(-1)^{n-1} 5^{n+1}
Question 6. a_n=n \frac{n^2+5}{4}

Find the indicated terms in each of the sequences in Exercises 7 to 10 whose nth terms are:

Question 7. a_n=4n-3; a_{17}, a_{24}
Question 8. a_n=\frac{n^2}{a^n}; a_7
Question 9. a_n=(-1)^{n-1}n^3; a_9
Question 10. a_n=\frac{n(n-2)}{n+3}; a_{20}

Write the first five terms of each of the sequences in Exercises 11 to 13 and obtain the corresponding series:

Question 11. a_1=3, a_n=3a_{n-1}+2 for all n>1
Question 12. a_1=-1, a_n=\frac{a_{n-1}}{n}, n \ge 2
Question 13. a_1=a_2=2, a_n=a_{n-1}-1, n>2
Question 14. The Fibonacci sequence is defined by
1=a_1=a_2 \text{ and } a_n=a_{n-1}+a_{n-2}, n>2
Find \frac{a_{n+1}}{a_n} for n=1, 2, 3, 4, 5.