suites numeriques

English translation: numerical sequences

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 French term or phrase: suites numeriques English translation: numerical sequences Entered by:

 21:47 Nov 10, 2008
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / discrete signals
 French term or phrase: suites numeriques Suite géométrique, Série numérique, Série entière (définitions, opérations, dérivation, intégration, développements en série entière usuels),
 Eric HeubergerUnited States Local time: 04:12
 numerical sequences Explanation:Note that a "sequence" is not quite the same thing as a "series". A series generally sums to a finite number (or diverges) but eg the Fibonacci sequence is not a series.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2 days10 hrs (2008-11-13 08:44:50 GMT) Post-grading--------------------------------------------------Don't knock mathematics - it has given us everything we take for granted in technology, an understanding (to a chosen few) of the universe, and has a beauty all of its own. It is a universal language understood all over the planet, and probably others as well!
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chris collister
France
Local time: 04:12
 Once again, thank you. Mathematics are no beloved if one is to gauge by on-line references. Yet the idiom is interesting and always seems to have an explanation. Your answer was the most succinct and direct. 4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

5 +1See explanation
 Nihil Credo
4 +2numerical sequences
 chris collister
3number series
 a05

Discussion entries: 1

13 mins   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
See explanation

Explanation:
Geometric sequence,
Series,
Power series (definitions, operations, derivation, integration, common power series expansions)

 Nihil CredoSwedenLocal time: 04:12Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: ItalianPRO pts in category: 9
 Asker: Hello, Since you answered a specific question other than the one immediately at hand, I have posted this question (although now I know the answer!) because it is useful - there is not enough math on Proz. If you reply to it, I would certainly accept your answer first and foremost.

disagree  Robin Levey: Grade 5 confidence is somewhat excessive... 'suite géométrique' is usually called a 'geometric(al) progression'; a 'série/suite numérique' (see my Q to asker...) is necessarily more than just a 'series'; 'série entière' is 'integer power series'.
 31 mins
-> "Progression" and "sequence" are both equally valid; English uses just "series" ("number series" is used in puzzles, where it actually means "sequence"); and finally, "power series" are assumed to have integer exponents (which is what 'entière' refers to)

agree  Attila Piróth: Geometric sequence is perfectly fine (just like geometric progression).
 36 mins

agree  1045: Suite arithmétique = arithmetic sequence ... 1,3,5, 7 ... Suite géométrique = geometric sequence ... 1. 2. 4. 8. 16 ... If we add the terms of a sequence, it becomes a series.
 6 hrs

8 hrs   confidence:
number series

Explanation:
Explanations are fine but we need the proper term.

numerique means its members are numbers rather than functions, for example.

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Note added at 8 hrs (2008-11-11 06:37:47 GMT)
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for Série numérique

suites numeriques will be number sequences

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Note added at 8 hrs (2008-11-11 06:39:24 GMT)
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"arithmétique" et "géométrique" are specific vs the generic "numérique"

 a05Native speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4
 Asker: Hello, your explanation was actually useful for another part of the translation, where the difference between a generic and specific sequence was in question.

10 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +2
numerical sequences

Explanation:
Note that a "sequence" is not quite the same thing as a "series". A series generally sums to a finite number (or diverges) but eg the Fibonacci sequence is not a series.

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Don't knock mathematics - it has given us everything we take for granted in technology, an understanding (to a chosen few) of the universe, and has a beauty all of its own. It is a universal language understood all over the planet, and probably others as well!

 chris collisterFranceLocal time: 04:12Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 67
 Once again, thank you. Mathematics are no beloved if one is to gauge by on-line references. Yet the idiom is interesting and always seems to have an explanation. Your answer was the most succinct and direct.

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