*To*: mathgroup@smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg10339] Easy question: Infinite Series, Infinite Sequences*From*: "Brandon Burt" <Brandon.Burt@m.cc.utah.edu>*Date*: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 23:41:00 -0500*Organization*: University of Utah

Hello, Mathematica users. I purchased my first version of Mathematica (3.0.1) today and I am so impressed with it! Calculates pi to 1,000 decimal places instantly, does symbolic manipulations automatically ... how have I ever lived without it? Now I've got to learn to use the durned thing. The online system is great and I'm learning how to use the front-end interface. I am studying infinite series/sequences and I quickly learned how to find the limit of a converging infinite sequence, as well as the sum of a converging infinite series. I haven't been able to find a command which outputs a list of the first n terms of some arbitrary sequence, however. For instance, I am looking for something like: (input) ListSequence[1/2^k, {k, 0, 5}] (output) {1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16} Is this a function I will have to create myself, or have I just not looked hard enough? Also, what advice do you salty oldtimers have for a pink-cheeked newbie? Cheers, Brandon Burt

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