#### Topics

##### Number Systems

##### Real Numbers

##### Algebra

##### Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables

- Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Graphical Method of Solution of a Pair of Linear Equations
- Substitution Method
- Elimination Method
- Cross - Multiplication Method
- Equations Reducible to a Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Consistency of Pair of Linear Equations
- Inconsistency of Pair of Linear Equations
- Algebraic Conditions for Number of Solutions
- Simple Situational Problems
- Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
- Relation Between Co-efficient

##### Arithmetic Progressions

##### Quadratic Equations

- Quadratic Equations
- Solutions of Quadratic Equations by Factorization
- Solutions of Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square
- Nature of Roots
- Relationship Between Discriminant and Nature of Roots
- Situational Problems Based on Quadratic Equations Related to Day to Day Activities to Be Incorporated
- Quadratic Equations Examples and Solutions

##### Polynomials

##### Geometry

##### Circles

- Concept of Circle - Centre, Radius, Diameter, Arc, Sector, Chord, Segment, Semicircle, Circumference, Interior and Exterior, Concentric Circles
- Tangent to a Circle
- Number of Tangents from a Point on a Circle
- Concept of Circle - Centre, Radius, Diameter, Arc, Sector, Chord, Segment, Semicircle, Circumference, Interior and Exterior, Concentric Circles

##### Triangles

- Similar Figures
- Similarity of Triangles
- Basic Proportionality Theorem Or Thales Theorem
- Criteria for Similarity of Triangles
- Areas of Similar Triangles
- Right-angled Triangles and Pythagoras Property
- Similarity Triangle Theorem
- Application of Pythagoras Theorem in Acute Angle and Obtuse Angle
- Triangles Examples and Solutions
- Angle Bisector
- Similarity
- Ratio of Sides of Triangle

##### Constructions

##### Trigonometry

##### Heights and Distances

##### Trigonometric Identities

##### Introduction to Trigonometry

##### Statistics and Probability

##### Probability

##### Statistics

##### Coordinate Geometry

##### Lines (In Two-dimensions)

##### Mensuration

##### Areas Related to Circles

##### Surface Areas and Volumes

#### description

- Terms and Common Difference of an A.P.

#### definition

An arithmetic progression is a list of numbers in which each term is obtained by adding a fixed number to the preceding term except the first term.

#### notes

Here in the sequences (1), (2), (3), (5), the similarity is that next term is obtained by adding a particular number to the previous number. Each ot these sequences is called an Arithmetic Progression.

Some sequences are given below. For every sequence write the next three terms.

(1) 100, 70, 40, 10, . . . (2) -7, -4, -1, 2, . . . (3) 4, 4, 4, . . .

In the given sequences, observe how the next term is obtained.

In each sequence above, every term is obtained by adding a particular number in the previous term. The difference between two consecutive terms is constant. The diference in ex. (i) is negative, in ex. (ii) it is positive and in ex. (iii) it is zero. If the difference between two consecutive terms is constant then it is called the common difference and is generally denoted by letter d.

In the given sequence if the difference between two consecutive terms `(tn +1- tn)` is constant then the sequence is called Arithmetic Progression (A.P.). In this sequence `tn +1- tn = d` is the common difference.

In an A.P. if first term is denoted by a and common difference is d then,

`t_1 = a , t_2= a + d`

`t_3= (a + d) + d = a + 2d`

A.P. having first term as a and common difference d is

a, (a + d), (a + 2d), (a + 3d), . . . . . .

This is called the general form of an AP.

Some more examples of AP are:

(a) The heights ( in cm ) of some students of a school standing in a queue in the morning assembly are 147 , 148, 149, . . ., 157.

(b) The minimum temperatures ( in degree celsius ) recorded for a week in the month of January in a city, arranged in ascending order are

– 3.1, – 3.0, – 2.9, – 2.8, – 2.7, – 2.6, – 2.5

(c) The balance money ( in `₹` ) after paying 5 % of the total loan of `₹` 1000 every month is 950, 900, 850, 800, . . ., 50.

(d) The cash prizes ( in `₹` ) given by a school to the toppers of Classes I to XII are, respectively, 200, 250, 300, 350, . . ., 750.

(e) The total savings (in `₹`) after every month for 10 months when `₹` 50 are saved each month are 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500.

It is left as an exercise for you to explain why each of the lists above is an AP .

Note that in examples (a) to (e) above, there are only a finite number of terms. Such an AP is called a finite AP. Also note that each of these Arithmetic Progressions (APs) has a last term. The APs in examples (i) to (v) in this section, are not finite APs and so they are called infinite Arithmetic Progressions. Such APs do not have a last term.

#### Video Tutorials

#### Shaalaa.com | Arithmetic Progression part 1 (Introduction)

##### Series: 1

00:09:30 undefined

00:23:46 undefined

00:07:29 undefined

00:14:10 undefined

00:19:40 undefined

00:13:12 undefined