Question: How to solve infinite series

If a dosage Q units of a certain drug is administrated to an individual, then the amount remaining in the bloodstream at the end of t minutes is given by Q*exp^-ct, where c>0. Suppose this same dosage is given at successive T-minute intervals.


a) Show that the amount A(k) of the drug is given by A(k) = ∑n=0k-1 Q*exp(^-ncT).

b) Find an upper bound for the amount of the drug in the bloodsteam after any number of doses.

c) Find the smallest time between doses that will ensure that A(k) does not exceed a certain level M for M>Q.

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