Show is a cauchy sequence. need whenever .

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- Oct 22nd 2011, 12:46 PMDukeshowing its a cauchy sequence
Show is a cauchy sequence. need whenever .

- Oct 22nd 2011, 06:56 PMAckbeetRe: showing its a cauchy sequence
Silly question, I suppose, but does in this problem? If so, why not just use the triangle inequality?

- Oct 22nd 2011, 06:57 PMDrexel28Re: showing its a cauchy sequence
The sequence converges, and so it's trivially Cauchy. It converges to zero because each term has modulus .

- Oct 23rd 2011, 01:01 AMDevenoRe: showing its a cauchy sequence
true, but the nice thing about cauchy sequences is that there's no limits involved. note that:

if we choose , then for m,n > N

NOTE: if i represents a constant, rather than the square root of -1, then just choose:

- Oct 23rd 2011, 04:23 AMDukeRe: showing its a cauchy sequence
Deveno you misread slightly (it was i^m not mi) but the proof amounted to the same thing. Let e>0 be given. Then choosing N >2/e completes the proof.

- Oct 23rd 2011, 09:51 AMDevenoRe: showing its a cauchy sequence
indeed i did! good catch. :)