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The Telescoping Series in Perspective

by Marc Frantz ( Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis)

This article originally appeared in:
Mathematics Magazine
October, 1998

Subject classification(s): Calculus | Single Variable Calculus | Series
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.11 Advanced Calc I, II, & Real Analysis

The author describes an application of the telescoping series, \( \sum_{k=1}^{\infty}  \frac{1}{k(k+1)}\), to the visual theory of perspective.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Sequences and Series | Special Series: General
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