Sequences and Series of Functions

  • Matthew A. Pons


Sequences and series of functions are natural extensions of the topics discussed in Chaps. 2 and 3 and many of their properties are derived in a straightforward manner from the results covered there. The investigation of series of functions in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries uncovered problems with the foundations of calculus which led to the restructuring of the subject and the birth of analysis as we know it today. Here we investigate the basic forms of convergence for sequences and series of functions with specific attention payed to the representation of functions as power series. This is propagated by our brief study of Taylor polynomials in Chap. 5 and we also provide a construction of a function which is continuous on \(\mathbb{R}\) but is not differentiable at any point.


Power Series Taylor Series Differentiable Function Uniform Convergence Pointwise Convergence 
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  • Matthew A. Pons
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  1. 1.North Central CollegeNapervilleUSA

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