Description: Define a general-purpose
operation that builds a recursive sequence
(i.e. a function on the natural numbers or some other upper
integer set) whose value at an index is a function of its previous value
and the value of an input sequence at that index. This definition is
complicated, but fortunately it is not intended to be used directly.
Instead, the only purpose of this definition is to provide us with an
object that has the properties expressed by seq1 11341
and seqp1 11343.
Typically, those are the main theorems that would be used in practice.
The first operand in the parentheses is the operation that is applied to
the previous value and the value of the input sequence (second
operand). The operand to the left of the parenthesis is the integer to
start from. For example, for the operation , an input sequence
with values 1,
1/2, 1/4, 1/8,... would be transformed into the
output sequence with values 1, 3/2, 7/4,
15/8,.., so
that ,
3/2, etc. In other words, transforms a sequence
into an
infinite series.
means "the sum
of F(n) from n = M to infinity is 2." Since limits are unique
(climuni 12351), by climdm 12353 the "sum of F(n) from n = 1 to
infinity" can
be expressed as
(provided
the sequence
converges) and evaluates to 2 in this example.
Internally, the function generates as its values a set of
ordered pairs starting at , with the first
member of each pair incremented by one in each successive value. So,
the range of is exactly the sequence we want, and we just
extract the range (restricted to omega) and throw away the domain.
This definition has its roots in a series of theorems from om2uz0i 11292
through om2uzf1oi 11298, originally proved by Raph Levien for use
with
df-exp 11388 and later generalized for arbitrary
recursive sequences.
Definition df-sum 12485 extracts the summation values from partial
(finite)
and complete (infinite) series. (Contributed by NM, 18-Apr-2005.)
(Revised by Mario Carneiro, 4-Sep-2013.) |