## A theorem relating to neutral series. From the Trans., Cambr. phil. society |

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absolute alternating series approach in ratio approach to straightness AUGUSTUS DE MORGAN az+1 az+l Cavalieri commencement cot oo curve cycle of terms deferred convergent series difficulty diminish without limit divided Earnshaw finite fixed neutrality give grade of infinity Hence increases without limit increasing terms infinite sums infinitely deferred convergent infinitely deferred neutral infinitely small compared last ratio last terms law of formation limit of convergency limit of summation limit of variation limiting form limiting ratio logn mathematica1 MATHEMATICS IN UNIVERSITY method neutral limit NEUTRAL SERIES neutral-form limit number of increasing number of terms odd number Poisson and Fourier preceding divergent series Pz+1 pz+l Q„+l ratio of equality RELATING TO NEUTRAL remainder series a0 series is infinite series vanishes supposed three following terms TRINITY COLLEGE ultimate neutrality ultimately equal undulation unity variation of a0

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