Questions regarding the Taylor series expansion of univariate and multivariate functions, including coefficients and bounds on remainders. A special case is also known as the Maclaurin series.

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Taylor expansion of $ f\left(x_j,a_{k-\frac{1}{2}},t_{n+\frac{1}{2}},\frac{p\left(x_j,t_{n+1}\right)+p\left(x_j,t_n\right)}{2}\right) $

How can I find the taylor expansion of the next function? $$ f\left(x_j,a_{k-\frac{1}{2}},t_{n+\frac{1}{2}},\frac{p\left(x_j,t_{n+1}\right)+p\left(x_j,t_n\right)}{2}\right) $$ At the point ...
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General approach to Lagrange error estimations

What is the general way to answer questions in which we seek the smallest possible value $n$ so that the Maclaurin series of some function $f$ evaluted at some point $x$ has an error term less than ...
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Relationship between Laplacian and Taylor expansion for 2nd derivative

I am working on converting a solution to a certain PDE from working on a regular 2D grid to work on a 3D triangular mesh. In the 2D scenario the 1st and 2nd derivatives are, of course, approximated ...
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Simplifying a Taylor polynomial that involves Stirling numbers of the second kind

I am currently trying to evaluate a complicated function $f$ at a point $x+a$ using a high order Taylor polynomial about the point $a$. The polynomial has the standard form: $$\sum_{n=1}^k ...
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Differential Operator simplifying

I read in chapter 2 "Weisner Method" in the book "Obtaining Generating Functions" by Elna Browning McBride In Sec 5" The extended form of the group generated by B and C " I did not understand ...
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Taylor series expansion, $f(x)=\frac{1}{4-x^2}$

Find taylor series expansion of the following function: $f(x)=\frac{1}{4-x^2}$ In the neighbourhood of the point $x_0=1$ determine the radius of convergence of this series. I do not understand the ...
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First develop the function $\sqrt{x}$ in a series of powers of $(x-1)$ and then use it to approximate $\sqrt{0.9999999995}$ to ten decimal places. [on hold]

First develop the function $\sqrt{x}$ in a series of powers of $(x-1)$ and then use it to approximate $\sqrt{0.9999999995}$ to ten decimal places. I'm stuck on how to do this problem. Any solutions ...
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Taylor series expansion for $g(t+k,u(t+k))$

I am working on predictor corrector schemes for parabolic PDEs and in my derivations I had to find the Taylor series expansion for $g(t+k,u(t+k))$ where $g$ is a function of $t$ and $u$, $u$ is a ...
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For small values of $x$, the approximation $\sin(x)\approx x$ is often used. Estimate the error using this formula with the aid of Taylor's Theorem.

For small values of $x$, the approximation $\sin(x)\approx x$ is often used. Estimate the error using this formula with the aid of Taylor's Theorem. For what range of values of $x$ will this ...
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Limiting value of $\frac{x^n e^x}{n!}$ as $n\to\infty$

For the Taylor Series the remainder is of the form $$R_n = \frac{(x-a)^n}{n!} f^{(n)}(\xi) $$ with $a \leq \xi \leq x$ For the series of $e^x$ about $0$ (that is, the Maclaurin series) the remainder ...
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Taylor expansion for the roots of real polynomials

Consider a (real) polynomial $\mathcal{P}$ in the variable $x$ whose coefficients are themselves polynomials in the parameter $\lambda$. I am searching a taylor expansion in $\lambda$ for the roots ...
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What is the justification for taylor series for functions with one or no critical points?

Some(but not all) smooth functions can be represented by taylor series. And the common justification people give why this is possible(like in this question, and that) is something along this line: ...
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Taylor Series General Formulas

I'm looking at 2 different Wikipedia pages: The formula here is different than the one given at the end of the section here. Aside from the remainder, why choose one over the other? I'm assuming ...
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Find Taylor series for $f(x)=e^x$ at $c=3$. Then simplify the series and show how it could have been obtained directly from the series $f$ at $c=0$.

Find the Taylor series for $f(x)=e^x$ about the point $c=3$. Then simplify the series and show how it could have been obtained directly from the series for $f$ about $c=0$. Taylor's Theorem: ...
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Taylor Series for $\frac{1}{ 1+x+x^2}$

I tried to solve it in a way. The solution did not match. Please tell me where i went wrong. $\cfrac {1} {1+x+x^2} = \cfrac 4 {4+4x+ 4x^2} = \cfrac 4{ 3+(2x+1)^2} = \cfrac 1{\sqrt 3}\cdot\cfrac 4{ 1+ ...
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How many terms required in $e =\sum^∞_{k=0}{1\over k!}$ to give $e$ with an error of at most ${6\over 10}$ unit in the $20$th decimal place?

How many terms are required in the series $e =\sum^∞_{k=0}{1\over k!}$ to give $e$ with an error of at most ${6\over 10}$ unit in the $20$th decimal place? Here is what I have: $$e\approx ...
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Use Taylor's Theorem with $n=2$ to prove that the inequality $1+x<e^x$ is valid for all $x\in \mathbb{R}$ except $x=0$.

Use Taylor's Theorem with $n=2$ to prove that the inequality $1+x<e^x$ is valid for all $x\in \mathbb{R}$ except $x=0$. Taylor's Theorem: $$ f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^n{1\over ...
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Taylor series question

I've been struggling with this problem: Find the Taylor series representation for $xe^{2x}$ I was able to find the Taylor series for $e^{2x}$ (centered at a=k) in a previous exercise which I ...
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Higher order terms in Taylor expansion tend to infinity faster.

Suppose $g$ is a smooth bounded and symmetric probability density function (pdf). Let $\{(X_1,Y_1), ..., (X_N,Y_N)\}$ be a random sample from the joint pdf $t(x,y)$. Further assume $a\to 0$ and $Na ...
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Asymptotic error expansion of global error for single step methods

My question refers to the proof of the following theorem, but it may suffice to just skip the theorem and continue with the problematic taylor expansion $(\ast)$: Let $f(t,y)$ and the single step ...
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Is the Taylor series of the $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ evaluated at $0$ converges pointwise (in the whole $\mathbb{R}$)?

I would like to solve this problem: Consider the $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ function which is $n$-times differentiable for any $n \in \mathbb{N}$. Is it true that the Taylor series of ...
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Does $f(x) = ln(1+2x+2x^2) - 2x$ have a critical point at x = 0?

If we taylor expand $f(x)$ we get: $f(x) = \frac{-4}{3}x^3+O(x^4)$ We also know that $f(0) = 0$. The correct answer is no, because f(x) will be negative for positive x close to zero, and positive ...
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Find Taylor series of function around $x=0$

I'm trying to calculate the Taylor serie around $x=0$ of the function $$f(x)=\int\limits_0^xe^{-t^2}dt$$ I tried to use the fundamental theorem of calculus, but I'm still stuck.
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Multiplicative version of Maclaurin or Talyor series

Is there a multiplicative version of Maclaurin or Talyor series? May be in the format $\ln y = b_0 + b_1 \ln x + b_2 (\ln x)^2 + \cdots $ I want to use that as an approximation in a regression ...
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How to find the MacLaurin series of $\frac{1}{1+e^x}$

Mathcad software gives me the answer as: $$ \frac{1}{1+e^x} = \frac{1}{2} -\frac{x}{4} +\frac{x^3}{48} -\frac{x^5}{480} +\cdots$$ I have no idea how it found that and i don't understand. What i did is ...
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Engineering Mathematics Problem with Taylor's Series

This is a problem from Engineering Mathematics book by K.A. Stroud 7th edition, Exercise 18, Chapter 12 Further problems. It has been given in a physics manner, but it just requires manipulation of ...
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Taylor expansion of an expectation

Ok guys, I'm reading a book and I'm not getting quite well a concept. If I have to expand $U'(Y_0(1+r_i))$ around $Y_0(1+r_f)$, why I get this: ...
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Taylor's series and nth derivitive

The problem is: Calculate the Taylor's series in "$a=1$" of the function : $$f(x)=(5x-4)^{-\frac{7}{3}}\ .$$ I've started off by calculating the $n$th derivative of a function : \begin{align} ...
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Bounding $f'$ in terms of $f$ and $f''$

Assume that $f: \mathbb{R} \to [0,\infty)$ is $C^2$ and $|f''(x)| \leq A$ for all $x$. Show that the inequality $$(f'(x))^2 \le 2Af(x)$$ holds for all $x$. The hint given in the question was, ...
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Is square root of Taylor series of $f(x)$ equivalent to the Taylor series of square root of $f(x)$

Mathematica treats two expressions as they are equivalent: Sqrt[Series[y[x], {x, x0, 1}]] Series[Sqrt[y[x]], {x, x0, 1}] Is that mathematically justified? Is ...
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Finding $f^{(2015)}(0,0,0)(x,y,z)^{2015}$ if $f=xe^{1-xy}+ \frac{z}{1-z^2}+z^{3}\sin(x+y).$

$$f^{(2015)}(0,0,0)(x,y,z)^{2015}$$ $$f=xe^{1-xy}+ \frac{z}{1-z^2}+z^{3}\sin(x+y).$$ I will give you my thoughts as soon as I type out an example from class that makes sense to me. Use of Taylor ...
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Understanding central difference formula for computing numerical gradient

More can be found here: http://www.math.ohiou.edu/courses/math3600/lecture27.pdf. I'm having trouble understanding what happens to the $h$ in this example where the central difference error is ...
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How to find solutions for this nonlinear equation?

I want to find an analytical solution $x$ as a function of parameters $(e,u,r,t)\in\mathbb{R}^4$ that satisfies the following condition: ...
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If all derivatives are zero at a point, what does this imply?

Let's say I have a function $f$ which for all positive $n$ and some complex point $z_0$ satisfies $f^{(n)}(z_0) = 0$. What does this say about the function's analyticity or holomorphicity? Obviously, ...
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Calculating $f'(x)$ with $f(x)$ and a relative error?

I want to calculate $f'(x)$ using the formula: $$ f'(x) = \frac{f(x+h) - f(x)}{h}$$. Of course the error here is $o(h)$. However, what if in measuring $f(x)$ and $f(x+h)$ I have a relative error of ...
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Expression for variance using Taylor series

I have the following expression for the variance: $$Var[\hat{f_n}(x)]=\frac{1}{2nh}\cdot\frac{(F(x+h)-F(x-h))}{2h}\cdot((1-(F(x+h)-F(x-h)))$$ If $h \downarrow 0$, this is supposed to be equal to: ...
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Taylor expansion of $f(x,y)=xy-x+2x^3-yx^3$ about (0,1)…

I am asked to expand $f(x,y)=xy-x+2x^3-yx^3$ about (0,1) up to second order: First I found the required derivatives, and their values at (0,1), $ f_x=y-1+6x^2-3yx^2=0$ $f_y=x-x^3=0$ ...
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Taylor Expansion for a two-variable function

I am having a lot of difficulty understanding the given notations for Taylor Expansion for two variables, on a website they gave the expansion up to the second order: ...
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Error term Taylor expansion

We have $E[\hat{f_n}(x)]=\frac{F(x+h)-F(x-h)}{2h}$, $h\downarrow0$. In order to compute this expectation I need to use a Taylor expansion, under the assumption that f' and f'' exists: ...
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Proving that for any Differentiable distribution $F(x)$, an expression is increasing in $x$?

I am guessing that for a continuous random variable on $[0,1]$, $$ U(x)=\Big[x F(x) + \int_x^1 (1-t)f(t)dt\Big]x $$ is increasing for any distributions, because I can show $$ U'(x)=2xF+x^2f+\int_x^1 ...
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calculating the taylor series when there is an integral involved

one of the exercises is to calculate the taylor expansion at x=0 and degree 4 for some function. For example: $$\int_{0}^{x} e^{-t^{2}} dt$$ I actually have no clue how to get started. I know how to ...
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Is there any standard method for finding the function defined by a Taylor/Laurent series?

Say you have a Taylor series defined by $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}a_nx^n$$ Is there any standard way to figure out what function is defined by the series? One option I see is just looking at the ...
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Taylor expansion of $\frac{1}{1-D}$, where $D$ is the differential operator

I understand that we can represent $e^D$ simply as a power series of D. But what about functions of D which are not entire on the complex plane? What if the function has no taylor expansion, or if it ...
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Problem with Maclaurin series expansion method.

Look at the following series: 1 + 2x + 3x^2 + 4x^3 + 5x^4 + ..... You can say by using any method that the series is divergent. It indeed diverges but we use this as a series expansion for 1/(1-x)^2. ...
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Lévy-Khintchine formula and Taylor expansion

I have trouble finding out why this condition $\int_{\mathbb{R}\backslash\{0\}} \min(1, x^2 ) \nu(dx) < \infty$ in the Lévy-Khintchine formula is necessary. The Lévy-Khintchine formula is ...
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How to show $K = O(\frac{\log x}{\log\log x})$ in this case?

How to show $K = O(\frac{\log x}{\log\log x})$ when $K$ is the smallest number for the following inequality to hold: $$ \sum_{k=K+1}^\infty \frac{(\ln2)^{k-1}}{k!} \leq \frac{1}{x} $$ This observation ...
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How to understand the Identity Theorem in complex analysis, from the point of view of power series expansions

The theorem states that if $f$ and $g$ are analytic functions and their values agree on an open set that is contained in a larger, connected domain, then $f$ must equal $g$ on the entire domain. (The ...
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Convergence of fixed-point iteration for $p$ times continuously differentiable function

I am stuck at this problem: Let $\alpha\in\Bbb{R}$ be some number that satisfies $g(\alpha)=\alpha$ for some function $g$ that is $p$ times continuously differentiable on some neighborhood of ...
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How to expand the $\ln(x)$ to Maclaurin series?

There was a silly question - how to expand the $\ln{x}$ to Maclaurin series?
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Logarithms and Taylor Series

Before Log Tables, how were they able to compute expressions such as $2^{2.221}$? I understand they could take a Taylor expansion of $\frac{1}{x}$, but how were they able to condense the expansion ...