# Ch 28: Understanding Arithmetic Sequences & Series

Boost your knowledge of arithmetic sequences and series with help from the expert instructors in this chapter. Learn more about the mathematical sequence, factorial notation, arithmetic series and more, then test your knowledge with short quizzes.

## Understanding Arithmetic Sequences & Series - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

When studying math concepts, it's good to learn from as many resources as possible to get the well-rounded knowledge you need. In this chapter are lessons that focus on understanding arithmetic sequences and series to improve your chances of success on homework, quizzes or a big test. Video lessons provide an in-depth look at definitions, processes and calculations associated with arithmetic sequences and series. Learn more about summation notation, finding the common difference, using the general term of an arithmetic sequence and much more.

Expert instructors with a wealth of math knowledge present the video lessons in a fun and engaging manner. Enjoy learning from the comfort of your home or on the go via your smartphone or tablet. Full transcripts with helpful vocabulary words are available to further enhance your understanding of lesson concepts. If you want to test your knowledge of the lessons, feel free to take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. Taking these steps will help you grasp the following:

• The meaning of a mathematical sequence and finite and infinite sequences
• How to use factorial, series and summation notation
• The arithmetic series in algebra and how it is calculated
• The definition of arithmetic sequences
• Why to use the general term and how to find the common difference of an arithmetic sequence
• The process of finding and classifying an arithmetic sequence

Video Objective
What is a Mathematical Sequence? Define the sequence, and identify and describe types of sequences.
Introduction to Sequences: Finite and Infinite Describe infinite and finite sequences.
How to Use Factorial Notation: Process and Examples Explain why and how factorial notation is used.
Summation Notation and Mathematical Series Discuss the meaning of a series, and explain the use of summation notation.
How to Use Series and Summation Notation: Process and Examples Learn how and why summation notation is used.
Understanding Arithmetic Series in Algebra Review the meaning of arithmetic series, and learn how to determine the common difference in an arithmetic sequence.
How to Calculate an Arithmetic Series Understand the process of calculating arithmetic series.
Arithmetic Sequences: Definition & Finding the Common Difference Discover the meaning of the arithmetic sequence, and discover how to find the common difference and write terms of an arithmetic sequence.
How and Why to Use the General Term of an Arithmetic Sequence Examine why and how to use the formula for an arithmetic sequence's general term.
The Sum of the First n Terms of an Arithmetic Sequence Find out why and how to use an arithmetic sequence's formula for the sum of the first n terms.
How to Find and Classify an Arithmetic Sequence Study the process of finding and classifying an arithmetic sequence.

11 Lessons in Chapter 28: Understanding Arithmetic Sequences & Series
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