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Practice Problems for Module 8

Section 11.3

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  1. Consider: \(\displaystyle \sum_{n=1}^\infty 3n^2e^{-n^3}\)
    1. Show that the series converges.
    2. Estimate the maximum error involved by approximating the sum of the series using the first eight terms.
    3. How many terms are equired to estimate the sum of the series within an error of \(e^{-27}\)?

      1. Converges to \(e^{-1}\)
      2. bounded above by \(e^{-512}\)
      3. only 3 terms
      Video Errata: Before using the integral test, you must make sure that the function is continuous, positive, and decreasing. 

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