harmonic series


Definition of harmonic series

: a series of the form {latex}1 + \frac{1}{2} + \frac{1}{3} + \frac{1}{4} + \frac{1}{5} + \frac{1}{6} + \dots{/latex}

Examples of harmonic series in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This kind of series, based on successive reciprocal numbers, is known as a harmonic series. Quanta Magazine, 2 Dec. 2016 Also called the Euler-Mascheroni constant, it is defined as the limiting difference between the natural logarithm the harmonic series. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, 5 Oct. 2016 At one point, the music seems to orbit around the natural harmonic series, and a drone appears at another. Peter Dobrin, Philly.com, 26 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of harmonic series

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Harmonic series.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/harmonic%20series. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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