Calculus 8th Edition

Published by Cengage
ISBN 10: 1285740629
ISBN 13: 978-1-28574-062-1

Chapter 11 - Infinite Sequences and Series - 11.1 Sequences - 11.1 Exercises - Page 744: 6



Work Step by Step

To find the first five terms of the sequence $a_n = cos(\frac{n\pi}{2})$, we must plug in $n=1, n=2, n=3, n=4,$ and $n=5.$ $a_1 = cos(\frac{\pi}{2})=0$ $a_2 =cos(\frac{2\pi}{2})=-1$ $a_3 = cos(\frac{3\pi}{2})=0$ $a_4 = cos(\frac{4\pi}{2})=1$ $a_5 = cos(\frac{5\pi}{2})=0$ Hence we see that the first five terms are $0,-1,0,1,0$.
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