# Thread: divergence of a sequence

1. ## divergence of a sequence

Prove ,by using the ε-definition, that the sequence :

$S_{n} = (-1)^n$ diverges

2. Originally Posted by xalk
Prove ,by using the ε-definition, that the sequence :

$S_{n} = (-1)^n$ diverges
The ε-definition proves that some number L is the limit of a sequence. I've never heard that one can prove that a sequences diverges using that definition. We can prove that some number L is not the limit of the sequence, buy i've no idea of how can i use that definition to prove the divergence. Can you give me some hint?

3. Have you read the sticky at the top opf this forum?

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