CALCULUS Understanding Its Concepts and Methods

Recursive definition

When each term of a sequence is given by a fixed formula involving preceding terms, we say that we have a recursive definition of the sequence.

For example,is a recursive definition of the sequence .

The Fibonacci sequence is defined by

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