# Calculate a Series

Calculator for an infinite series, which converges to a fixed value. The result will be reached with a given accuracy. The higher the accuracy, the longer takes the calculation. A series is a sum with the start value 0 and theoretically an infinite amount of steps. Here, a value of the series is regarded as a result, if five values in a row with the given accuracy are equal. If the upper limit is reached, then the last value will be shown as an intermediary result.

As running variable, which is increased by 1 in each step, i is used. Only this variable may occur in the sum term. The basic arithmetic operations + - * / are allowed, as well as the power function, like pow(1/2#i) for (1/2)^{i}. Further allowed functions are sin(), cos(), tan(), asin(), acos(), atan() and log() for the natural logarithm. Also, the constants e and pi can be used.

Example: a series Σ q^{i} is called geometric series, if q is between 0 and 1. For the given series (1/2)^{i} = 1+1/2+1/4+1/8+1/16+..., the result is 2.

Series often tend to infinity, then no result value is reached. To have a series converging, heading to a fixed value, the single summands (the parts that are added to each other) can e.g. decline exponentially, like at the geometric series.