Math ASCII Notation Demo

Mathematical content on is presented in Math ASCII Notation which can be properly displayed by all Web browsers because it uses only the basic set of characters found on all keyboards and in all fonts.

The purpose of these pages is to demonstrate the power of the Math ASCII Notation. In principle, it can be used to write mathematical content of any complexity. In practice, its limits can be seen when trying to write complicated formulas (containing, for example, variables with many indexes or multiple integrals).

Despite its limitations the Math ASCII Notation has much expressive power, as can be seen from browsing through these pages.

Test the series (n!)^2 / (n^n) for convergence.
diverges, the ratio test
Test the series 1/ n^(1+1/n) for convergence.
diverges, compare with the series 1/n
Let a[n] be a decreasing sequence of positive numbers.
(1) the series a[n] converges
(2) the series 2^k * a[2^k] converges
Prove that (2)=>(1).
page 44 in redcrest
page 58 in the first analysis notebook
Test the series 1/ 2^(sqrt(n)) for convergence.
converges, 2^k*a[2^k]
2^(A^k-k) > 2^k, where A>1
Test the series 1/ 2^log(n) for convergence.
diverges, 2^k*a(2^k)
Test the series 1/sqrt(n) * tan(1/sqrt(n)) for convergence.
hint: lim tan(x)/x = 1 (x->0). compare with 1/n
Test the series ( 1/2 * arctan(n) )^n for convergence.
converges, Cauchy's test
Test the series (1-1/n)^(n^2) for convergence.
converges, Cauchy's test
b^x = y
Read in English: log(b,y) = x
x = the logarithm of y to the base b
Test the series 1/log(n!) for convergence.
show that the series 1/(n*log(n)) diverges,
and then use: 2^k*a(2^k)