## What is a remainder estimate?

So, the remainder tells us the difference, or error, between the exact value of the series and the value of the partial sum that we are using as the estimation of the value of the series.

## What is the alternating series estimation theorem?

The alternating series estimation theorem gives us a way to approximate the sum of an alternating series with a remainder or error that we can calculate. To use this theorem, our series must follow two rules: The series must be decreasing, b n ≥ b n + 1 b_n\geq b_{n+1} bn≥bn+1

**What is the alternating series remainder theorem?**

Mathwords: Alternating Series Remainder. A quantity that measures how accurately the nth partial sum of an alternating series estimates the sum of the series. If an alternating series is not convergent then the remainder is not a finite number.

### How do you estimate an integral?

The midpoint rule for estimating a definite integral uses a Riemann sum with subintervals of equal width and the midpoints, mi, of each subinterval in place of x∗i. Formally, we state a theorem regarding the convergence of the midpoint rule as follows. Mn=n∑i=1f(mi)Δx.

### Why does the integral test work?

The integral test helps us determine a series convergence by comparing it to an improper integral, which is something we already know how to find.

**What is the P test for series?**

Theorem 7 (p-series). A p-series ∑ 1 np converges if and only if p > 1. Proof. If p ≤ 1, the series diverges by comparing it with the harmonic series which we already know diverges.

## How do you calculate error in series?

00001 value is called the remainder, or error, of the series, and it tells you how close your estimate is to the real sum. Estimate the total sum by calculating a partial sum for the series. Use the comparison test to say whether the series converges or diverges. Use the integral test to solve for the remainder.

## When can the integral test be used?

The Integral Test If you can define f so that it is a continuous, positive, decreasing function from 1 to infinity (including 1) such that a[n]=f(n), then the sum will converge if and only if the integral of f from 1 to infinity converges.

**When can integral test be used?**

The Integral Test If you can define f so that it is a continuous, positive, decreasing function from 1 to infinity (including 1) such that a[n]=f(n), then the sum will converge if and only if the integral of f from 1 to infinity converges. and see if the integral converges.

### When can you not use integral test?

Answer and Explanation: You cannot apply the integral test if one of the two assumptions are not followed. 1) The function is decreasing to zero, {eq}lim_{n \to \infty…

### How to estimate remainders with the integral test?

Estimating with the Integral Test To approximate the value of a series that meets the criteria for the integral test remainder estimates, use the following steps. Choose (or be given) a desired precision , meaning, determine how closely you want to approximate the infinite series. Find the value for from setting . Call this value .

**Are there tests for estimating the remainder of a series?**

There are several tests that will allow us to get estimates of the remainder. We’ll go through each one separately.

## What is the remainder of an alternating series?

An alternating series remainder is the difference between our estimation of the series and the actual value. We never really know what our remainder is, exactly, because we can never tell what our series actually sums to.

## Can you use the integral test when the assumptions are met?

As such, we made the following important observation. When the assumptions for the integral test are met, we can use the integral test to determine if a series converges, but we cannot ever use it to find the value to which the series converges! What, then should we do?