geometric sequence


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geometric sequence

[‚jē·ə‚me·trik ′sē·kwəns]
(mathematics)
A sequence in which the ratio of a term to its predecessor is the same for one term as for any other.
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In the beginning, she expressed some frustration, but after several minutes and as a result of the instructional feedback, she appeared to recall the idea behind geometric sequences and was subsequently able to answer several questions correctly.
S3 had some difficulty at the beginning of the session, since she was unfamiliar with geometric sequences as well as the TTT.
This key ideational relationship, the conceptual cross link between arithmetic and geometric sequences discovered by John Napier, precisely identifies the source of weakness in conceptualization empirically evidenced among faculty and students.