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# Convergence

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Jump to navigationJump to searchA sequence $x_0, x_1, x_2, \dots$ in a metric space $(X,d)$ is called a *convergent* if there exists a point $a \in X$ such that, for every real number $\epsilon > 0$, there exists a natural number $N$ such that $d(a,x_n) < \epsilon$ for all $n > N$. If such a number doesn't exist, the sequence is called *divergent*.

The point $a$, if it exists, is unique. Then we say that this point is the *limit of the sequence* and that the sequence $x_0, x_1, x_2, \dots$ *converges* to $a$.