telescopic series

telescopic series

[¦tel·ə‚skäp·ik ′sir‚ēz]
(mathematics)
The series whose n th term is 1/[(k + n- 1) (k + n)] = [1/(k + n- 1)] - [1/(k + n)], where k is not zero or a negative integer, and whose sum is 1/ k.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Theam Telescopic Series, TLS and TLD, have a (S) single or (D) double telescoping section(s) to increase pouring range from any one point with their respective in or out ranges, 35 to 52 ft.