# Calculus Course/Sequence

## Sequence[edit | edit source]

In mathematics, a sequence is an ordered list of objects (or events). Like a set, it contains members (also called *elements* or *terms*), and the number of terms (possibly infinite) is called the *length* of the sequence. Unlike a set, order matters, and exactly the same elements can appear multiple times at different positions in the sequence. A sequence is a discrete function.

For example, (C, R, Y) is a sequence of letters that differs from (Y, C, R), as the ordering matters. Sequences can be *finite*, as in this example, or *infinite*, such as the sequence of all even positive integers (2, 4, 6,...). Finite sequences are sometimes known as *strings* or *words* and infinite sequences as *streams*. The empty sequence ( ) is included in most notions of sequence, but may be excluded depending on the context.

## Examples[edit | edit source]

- 1, 2, 3, ... , n
- 1, 3, 5, ... , 2n + 1
- 2, 4, 6, ... , 2n