# Brief Instructions for the Tutorial

**Note**: You can access this file at any point by clicking on the
"Tutorial Help" button on the top bar.
The purpose of this Tutorial is to help you learn to

- recognize the basic types of infinite series, and
- choose appropriate convergence or divergence tests,

when deciding convergence or divergence of a given infinite series.
Please note that while the definitions of the series types and convergence tests used
here should be close to those introduced in most textbooks, there could be some discrepancies.
Please click on the "Theory Review" button on the top bar to find out the naming and
defining conventions used in this Tutorial, and compare those to *your* calculus text.

## Sequential mode and random access mode

The tutorial can be used in two modes:

- sequential, and
- random access.

To begin working on problems in the sequential mode, (i.e.,
Problem 1, Problem 2, etc.), please click on the "View Problem" button on the top bar.
After you finish a problem, you will advance to the subsequent one using the
"Next Problem" button.
Alternatively, you can select "Problem List & Report" to see the list of all the problems, from
which you will be able to select problems you want to tackle. This is what we refer to as the
random access mode.

## Progress Tracking

Regardless of whether you use the Tutorial in the sequential or random access mode, the
tutorial keeps track of the progress you make in each problem. At any point, you can click
on the "Problem List & Report" button to see your "progress report" up to that point.
The report column displays one of these six messages describing the status of each problem:
- Not attempted
- Attempted, but not completed - no mistakes yet
- Attempted, but not completed - some mistake(s) made
- Gave up
- Made some mistake(s), but then succeeded
- Succeeded without any mistakes

If you want to "wipe out" your record and start the tutorial from scratch, you can click
on the "Restart Tutorial" button at the top of the Problem List page.
We anticipate periodically adding more problems to the tutorial. Please make sure to visit us again!

## Technical Info & Acknowledgement

- This Tutorial has been written entirely using JavaScript and HTML. It has been tested on Netscape v.3.0.
- Most of the mathematics has been converted from T
_{E}X
by T_{T}H, version 1.0. The author expresses his gratitude to the
Old Dominion University faculty and students who helped with the testing of this tutorial.

## Contacting the Author

I hope you enjoy this tutorial. Please contact me if you have any comments about it:

**Przemyslaw Bogacki**, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
*phone:* 757-683-3262
*e-mail:* pbogacki@odu.edu

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