Course: Calculus III
Topic: Sequences and Infinite Series
Subtopic: General Strategy


With several series tests in our toolbox now, it helps to have a general strategy for determining which test to use on which series. The links below provide that help. Try them out and see which work best for you.


By the end of this topic you should know and be prepared to be tested on:

Supplemental Resources (required)

Download/Print: Prof. Keely's Summary of Tests for Series

Download/Print: Flowchart: Choosing a Convergence Test for Infinite Series (David Manuel)
and/or Flowchart: Series Convergence/Divergence (Dennis DeTurck)

Supplemental Resources (recommended)

It is recommended that you check these out and choose any that you find helpful in deciding which series test to use: