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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How to accurately compute $\sqrt{x + 2} −\sqrt{x}$ when $x$ is large?

How can the values of the function $f(x) = \sqrt{x + 2} −\sqrt{x}$ be computed accurately when $x$ is large? I have tried using Matllab. I am not able to understand when $x$ will be large.
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Differentiability of the remainder in Taylor's theorem

Suppose we have a function that's differentiable $m$ times over $[a,b]$, we have $a< \alpha < x < b$ and $n < m$. Then $$ f(x) = \sum_{i = 0}^{n-1} \frac{f^{(i)}(\alpha)}{i!}(x - ...
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Closed-forms of infinite series with factorial in the denominator

How to evaluate the closed-forms of series \begin{equation} 1)\,\, \sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{1}{(3n)!}\qquad\left|\qquad2)\,\, \sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{1}{(3n+1)!}\qquad\right|\qquad3)\,\, ...
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Estimating the remainder for Mac Laurin's series

I'm practicing Taylor's series and i found some old task. Calculate value of function $f(x) = e^x + e^{-x}$ at point $x = \frac{1}{\sqrt 2}$ with error not greater than $d=\frac{1}{20}$ So here's ...
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Maclaurin series for $\frac{1}{|1+x|}$

I believe that there is no Maclaurin Series for $\frac{1}{|1+x|}$ as the latter is not differentiable at $x=-1$. However, would it be appropriate for me to refer $\frac{1}{|1+x|}$ as 'not a smooth' ...
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Use Taylor Series method to solve $y''-2xy+y=0$

I am doing some practice problems for solving second order ODEs, and I am a bit stuck on this one. Here is what I have: $y''-2xy'+y=0$ Let $y = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} C_nx^n \implies y' = ...
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Taylor's remainder in a compact

My impression is that each function enough regular ($C^\infty$ ) in a compact is equivalent to a polynomial. Is this true? Is there a way to prove it? The expression of the Taylor's remainder just ...
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Gradient decent using Taylor Series

I'm reading a book about Gradient methods right now, where the author is using a Taylor series to explain/derive an equation. $$ \mathbf x_a = \mathbf x - \alpha \mathbf{ \nabla f } (\mathbf x ) $$ ...
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Showing that if the $n$th derivative of a function is bounded then it is real analytic

I reproduce from my lecture notes: Suppose $f$ is $C^\infty$ on $[a,b]$ with $$\left|f^{(n)}(x)\right|\leqslant M~~\text{for all}~~x\in(a,b).$$ Then $f$ is real analytic in $[a,b]$. Proof. ...
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$f$ differentiable and $f(0)=f(1)=0$. , prove that $|f'(x)| \le \frac{A}{2}$ $\forall x \in [0,1]$

Let $f$ be differentiable on $[0,1]$ and $f(0)=f(1)=0$. Also, we know $|f''(x)| \le A$ on $(0,1)$, prove that $|f'(x)| \le \frac{A}{2}$ $\forall x \in [0,1]$ I'm guessing I should use taylor ...
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What is the bound on the error that is given by Taylor's inequality?

I have this problem here that I'm not sure how to solve. Consider the polynomial $1 - \large\frac {x^2}{2!}$ as an approximation to $\cos(x)$ on the closed interval $-1 \le x \le 1$. What is the best ...
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Taylor series expansion and Laplace transform final value theorem

I cant figure out how some transformations are made in one article on physics. Here is expression in s-domain and they want to find its asymptotic value. $$ \xi(s) = \nu_1(s+1)=\frac{1}{(s+1)} ...
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Evaluating $\ln(\cos x))$ using Taylor expansion

Evaluate $\ln(\cos x)$ at $x_0=0$ and with the order of $n=4$. Noticing that $\ln(\cos x) = \ln(1+ \cos x - 1)$ we can use $\ln(1+x)$ Taylor series. Now, I've read I should use: $$\ln(1+x) = x - ...
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Using Taylor series with remainder

Arfken and Weber expand $(1+n^{-2})^{-1}$ as $$(1+n^{-2})^{-1}=1-n^{-2}+n^{-4}-\frac{n^{-6}}{1+n^{-2}}$$ However, if I use Taylor/Maclaurin expansion $$(1+x)^m=1+mx+ \frac{m(m-1)}{2!} x^2 + \cdots + ...
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What is the limit regarding $a$

What is the limit of : $$ \lim_{x\to 0} \frac{\sin(ax) - \ln(1-2x)}{e^{ax}-1-2x-2x^{2}}$$ I did this with Maclaurin, because my exam is about solving these with MacLaurin. Gave $$\lim_{x\to 0} ...
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Prove there's $M>0$ such that: $f(x)\le Mx^2$

Let $f:[-1,1]\to\mathbb{R}$, three-times differentiable function and $f(0)=0$, $f(x)\ge 0$ for all $x\in[-1,1]$. Prove there's $M>0$ such that $f(x)\le Mx^2$. Hint: use Taylor formula. So ...
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Product of two $2$-variables Taylor series

Using the standard multi-index notation, suppose we have the two Taylor series $$ f(\theta) := \sum_{|\alpha|=0}^{\infty} a_{\alpha} \theta^{\alpha} $$ and $$ g(\theta) := \sum_{|\alpha|=0}^{\infty} ...
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What can be said about an infinitely differentiable function whose Taylor series diverges?

What can be said in general of an infinitely smooth function whose Taylor series diverges? According to Borel Theorem it is possible to construct such but what kind of property have those special ...
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Power series and Taylor series

Let $f:\Bbb R\to\Bbb R$ be a $\cal C^\infty$ function. Consider the power series $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{f^{(n)}(0)}{n!}x^n$$ and call $R$ its radius of convergence. Then, is it true that in ...
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Limiting the error using Taylor's formula with Lagrange's Remainder

I get stuck on problems about approximating values with Taylor's formula when it comes to determining the amount of taylor terms (n) required to satisfy a minumum error by just using Lagrange's ...
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Find the Taylor series and prove it converges using the defintion

I'm studying for the FE Exam. A simple walk-through would be appreciated to help my understanding of how to solve similar problems. Find the Taylor series about $x=2$ for the function $f(x) = x^5 - ...
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taylor series expansion, derivatives not continuous

As a part of an excercise I am supposed to find the Taylor series expansion for $(1-t)^{\frac{1}{2}}$ on $[0,1]$. According to the remainder theorem: ...
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Maclaurin series - Approximation and interval of convergence

This is a problem which I should apparently be solving with Maclaurin series, but I failed to do so. So I attempted it with binomial series, with 5 terms and an error less than the requirement in ...
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Taylor series of an analytic function that maps the unit disk surjectively onto the upper half plane

Given only that $f(z)$ is analytic and maps the unit disk $|z| < 1$ surjectively to the upper half plane $\Im(z) > 0$, how much can we deduce about $f(z)$? In particular, can we find the radius ...
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Exponential of a polynomial of the differential operator

Given that $$\exp(aD)f(x)=f(x+a)$$ where $\exp(D)$ is the exponential of the differential operator $D$, is there a similar closed-form, general expression for $\exp(g(D))f(x)$, where $g(D)$ is a ...
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Lagrange remainder vs. Alternating Series Estimation Theorem: do they always give you the same error bound?

Given a function and its nth degree Taylor series approximation, we can use the Lagrange form of the remainder to get a maximum value of the error of approximation. If the series is also an ...
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A function equal to its Taylor series on an interval is also equal to its Taylor series on a subinterval with different center

Suppse the power series $ \sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n (x-a )^n$ has positive radius of convergence $R$ and thus defines a real analytic fuction $f$ on $(a-R,a+R).$If $x_0$ is a point with $|x_0-a|<R,$ ...
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Taylor series $(x+1)^{\frac{1}{3}}$

Complete the Maclaurin polynomial of degree three for $(x+1)^{1/3}$. I have completed the first two derivatives of this function and thus have coefficients but am not certain how to put them into ...
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Convergence of general Taylor series

For any $a,h \in \mathbb{R}$, how can we see the series, $\sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \dfrac{f^{(k)}(a)}{k!} h^k$ converges to $f(a+h)$?
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When to Taylor expand in a differential equation

I've come across a differential equation: $\dfrac{d\theta}{dx} = f(\theta)$, whose analytic solution is very complicated, but in this situation it is valid to Taylor expand functions around $\theta ...
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Definite integral into indefinitie series

Convert $\displaystyle \int_0^1 e^{x^2}\, dx$ to an infinite series.
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Estimate eigenvectors of symmetric matrix with almost vanishing diagonal

Is there a way to approximate the eigenvectors of a symmetric matrix with almost vanishing diagonal elements, i.e. with the block matrix form, \begin{equation} M=\left( \begin{array}{cc} ...
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unknown function: calculation of coefficients in series expansion up to a given degree

I am trying to solve an functional equation of unknown $h\mapsto h(x)$ ($x\in\mathbb{R}$, in the neighbourhood of $0$): $$\mathcal{F}(h)=\mathcal{G}(h) \qquad (*)$$ (assume $\mathcal{F}$ and ...
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Taylor's Theorem in 2 variables

I've never been 100% happy with using taylors theorem, mainly because I see it used in a bunch of different ways and I'm never sure in which situations it is valid. The way I was introduced to it was ...
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Evaluating a limit with Taylor Series

I would like to find the following limit using Taylor Series: $$\lim_{x\to0}\frac{6\sinh x-6x-x^3}{x^4(6+x^2)\sinh x}.$$ Now my question is the following: How do I know exactly how to approximate ...
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Lagrange's form of the remainder vs Cauchy's form

So far (while practicing exercises) I've used Lagrange's form of the remainder. Is there a situation when Cauchy's form comes in handy while Lagrange's form fails for some reason? Is there a rule of ...
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How to express $e^{yS^2}(f(x))$ in closed form where $\frac{d}{dx}=S$

$$ f(x)+\frac{y.f'(x)}{1!}+\frac{y^2 f^{''}(x)}{2!}+\cdots=e^{yS}(f(x))=f(x+y) \text{ where }\frac{d}{dx}=S$$ is a operator $$ f(x)+\frac{y.f''(x)}{1!}+\frac{y^2 ...
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Unbiased asymptotic variance

Problem: Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be indep. r.v.'s that satisfy, for $i = 1,...,n$, $E(X_i) = \mu_i(\theta)$ & $\mathrm{Var}(X_i)= \sigma_i^2(\theta)$. $\theta$ is the parameter of interest and the ...
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Given a function $f$, find the largest $n$ such that $f(x)/x^n$ can be defined at $x=0$ to become differentiable there

Let $f(x) = \ln\left(\frac{x^2}{2}+1\right)+\cos x -1$. Find the largest $n\in\Bbb{N}$ such that there is $C\in\Bbb{R}$ such that: $$g(x) = \begin{cases} \frac{f(x)}{x^n} &\mbox{if } x\ne 0 \\ C ...
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Manipulating Taylor series with $\operatorname{Log} z$

I'm trying to prove the following: $$ \operatorname{Log}z = \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{\left(1-\frac1z\right)^n}{n} $$ for $\left|1-\frac1z\right|<1$. Does anyone have advice on where to ...
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Laurent series of $f(z)=(z^2-1)\mathrm{cos}\frac{1}{z+i}$ in $z_{0}=-i$ and $Res[f(z), -i]$

This is how I've done so far: $$ f(z)=(z^2-1)\mathrm{cos}\frac{1}{z+i} \\w=z+i \;\;\;\; \Rightarrow \;\;\;\; z=w-i \\f(w)=((w-1)^2-1)\mathrm{cos}\frac{1}{w}=(w^2-2wi-2)\mathrm{cos}\frac{1}{w} ...
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Using Maclaurin approximation to find the limit of $(\ln(1+x^2)-\ln(1-x^2))/(e^{x^2}-e^{-x^2})$ as $x\to 0$

I have this assignment: $$\lim_{x\to0}\frac{\ln(1+x^2)-\ln(1-x^2)}{e^{x^2}-e^{-x^2}}$$ And by using the Maclaurin approximations I get this: ...
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Show $\forall x>0:\ln(1+x) > x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} - \frac{x^4}{4}$

I'm reading a proof which aim to show that: $$\forall x>0:\ln(1+x) > x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} - \frac{x^4}{4}$$ the Taylor expansion of $\ln(1+x)$ is (not by chance): $$x - ...
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Taylor expansions in two variables

I need help in this proof Can I use Taylor expansion in Algebra? someone could give more detail of this Taylor expansion? Thanks in advance EDIT The main question is how the author get this "Y + ...
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Solution of $d^2u/dx^2 + u/A = 0 \ (\text{or } \ C),$ with conditions

Does the following ODE: $$d^2u/dx^2 + u/A = 0 \quad (\text{or } \ C),$$ have a solution with the conditions: $$ \left.\frac{d^2u}{dx^2}\right|_{x=0} = 0, $$ $$u(x=0) = B$$ and $$ ...
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Evaluate a limit using Taylor series

Let $$\lim\limits_{x\to 0}\frac{({\ln(1+x) -x +\frac{x^2}{2})^4}}{(\cos(x)-1+\frac{x^2}{2})^3}$$ Now, I know that I should utilize Taylor polynomial. $\ln(1+x) = x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} - ...
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Multplication of series

My textbook is taking about the Cauchy product and I don't quite understand it and it says that when multiplying series, the sum of the third one is equal to the product of the sums of first two ...
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Relationship between Lagrange interpolation and Taylor expansion

We Define 3 grid points $x_{-1}$, $x_0$, $x_1$ with $x_{-1}=x_0-h_{-1}$ and $x_{1} = x_0 + h_1$ with $h_1, h_{-1}$ > 0. Given a smooth function f, and an approximation to $f'(x_0)$ given by the ...
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Show that the approximation to $f$'($x_0$) has discretization error $O$($h^2$)

We Define 3 grid points $x_{-1}$, $x_0$, $x_1$ with $x_{-1}=x_0-h$ and $x_{1} = x_0 + h$ with $h$ > 0. Given a smooth function f, show that the approximation to $f'(x_0)$ given by the centered ...