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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What happens when I convert a Taylor series into an integral?

Suppose we have the Taylor series of an analytic function: $$f(x) = \sum_{k=0}^\infty \frac{1}{k!} a_k x^k$$ Then I decide to (kind of) turn it into an integral: $$g(x) = \int_0^\infty ...
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Evaluating MacLaurin polynomial of composite function

I want to evaluate the MacLaurin polynomial (Taylor polynomial around 0) $p$ of $f(x) = \sin(x^3)$ of order $11$ at $x=1$ and do this as efficient as possible (without much computation). When I just ...
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multivariable Taylor polinomials

I'm trying to find the Taylor series of \begin{equation*}e^{-(x^2+y^2)}\cos(xy) \textrm{ : up to 4'th order around } (0,0) \end{equation*} \begin{equation*}e^y\tan(x) \textrm{ : up to 3'rd order ...
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Calculating $\sum_{k=0}^{n}\sin(k\theta)$ [duplicate]

I'm given the task of calculating the sum $\sum_{i=0}^{n}\sin(i\theta)$. So far, I've tried converting each $\sin(i\theta)$ in the sum into its taylor series form to get: ...
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Does $\tan (x)$ equal $\frac{-1}{x-\frac{\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x+\frac{\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x-\frac{3\pi}{2}}+\frac{-1}{x+\frac{3\pi}{2}}+…$?

I set my Year 12 students a question involving the sums of rational functions $\frac{1}{x-n}$. The graph of a sum of these functions looks an awful lot like a tan graph. This led me to ask: Does ...
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Use a calculator to compute the error $|e^x-T_2(x)|$ at $x=1.1$

I don't believe i have learned to solve for the error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have computed $T_2$ at $x=0.8$ $$T_2=e^.8+e^.8(x-.8)+e^.8/2(x-.8)^2 $$
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Computing $\int_{0}^{1\over 2}{\ln(1+x)\over x}dx$.

Compute $\int_{0}^{1\over 2}{\ln(1+x)\over x}dx$ with a precision (Accuracy? Error? What is the formal expression?) of 0.01. Attempt: First of all: $\ln(x+1)=\sum_{k=1}^{\infty}{(-1)^{k-1}x^k\over ...
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Condition on the limit of the upper incomplete gamma function

I am trying to find a lower bound on $q$ such that $$\Gamma(2p,qt)=\int_{qt}^{\infty}{x^{2p-1}e^{-x}\,dx}>0$$ for all $t>0,p>0$, and $q<0$. At first, I tried expanding $\Gamma(2p,qt)$ ...
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$\ln $ and Taylor Series Expansion (what went wrong)

Edited Problem I'm trying to express $\ln{(1-(\frac{N}{K})^{\frac{1}{4}})}$ in terms of $\ln N$, where $K$ is a constant and $1 \leq N \leq K$. This also implies $\frac{N}{K} \leq 1$. Anyone ...
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How to use Chebyshev Polynomials to approximate sin(x) and cos(x) within the interval [−π,π]? [closed]

I have approximated sin(x) and cos (x) using the Taylor Series (Maclaurin Series) with the following results How can I use Chebyshev Polynomials to approximate sin(x) and cos(x) within the ...
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Why is this true - easy question concerning asymptotics of exponential

Suppose $\lambda > 0$ is constant as $t \searrow 0$. In my lecture notes it is written that $\left(1+\sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{(-\lambda t)^k}{k!}\right) \lambda t = \lambda t + o(t)$ and ...
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Comparing Two Multilinear Polynomials based on Multivariable Taylor Expansion

Given two linear functions $f(x)$ and $g(x)$ defined on real values, let's say that I want to show that $f(x) > g(x)$ for all real $x > t > 0$. According to the order-1 Taylor expansion at ...
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A Taylor series expansion of $e^{ix}$

In Probability Theory by Athreya and Lahiri, they give a very elegant proof of Central Limit Theorem (The Lindeberg one) wherein they use a lemma: For $x \in \mathbb{R}$ and $r \geq 1$, ...
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Exponential of powers of the derivative operator

A translation operator The Taylor series of a function $f$ is $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{(\partial_x^nf)(a)}{n!}(x-a)^n$$ where $\partial_x$ is the derivative operator. Expanding about $x+b$: ...
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Continuity of $f^{(n-1)}$ in Taylor's Theorem with Mean-value remainder

I refer to Rudin's proof of Taylor's Theorem with the Mean-value form of the remainder. I'm not sure if I'm understanding the proof correctly. Why must $f^{(n-1)}$ be continuous on $[a,b]$? I ...
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Find Taylor expansion of $f(x)=\ln{1-x^2\over 1+x^2}$, and then find radius of convergence.

Find Taylor expansion of $f(x)=\ln{1-x^2\over 1+x^2}$, and then find radius of convergence. My problem here is the Taylor series. Computing the few first derivative is possible, but I can't seem to ...
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If $f(0)=0$ and $f''\ge 0$, then $f(a+b)\ge f(a)+f(b)$

Given $\ f$ so $\ f''(x) \ge 0$ for every $\ x \ge 0$, also $\ f(0)=0$. Trying to show that if $\ a,b \ge 0 \Rightarrow f(a+b) \ge f(a) + f(b)$ Using Taylor I used $\ f(0)=0$ and got ...
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Given that $f(1) = f'(1) = 1$, use Taylor polynomials to show that $\lvert f(x) - x \rvert \leq A(x - 1)^2$

Given that $\ f$ has continuous second derivatives in$\ [0,2]$ and $\ f(1)=f'(1)=1$, I'm trying to prove that for every $\ x \in [0,2]$ exists an A so that: $$ |f(x)-x| \le A(x-1)^2 $$ The second ...
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A derivation of the Euler-Maclaurin formula?

The generating function for the Bernoulli numbers $B_n$ is $$\frac{x}{e^x-1}=\sum_{n=0}^\infty\frac{B_n}{n!}x^n$$ The sum of an infinite geometric series is $$\frac{1}{1-x}=\sum_{k=0}^\infty x^k$$ ...
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Proof:Taylor expansion of inverse trigonometric functions

I find it quite difficult to remember the Taylor expansion of inverse trigonometric functions.Actually in school we have been just taught the series (for finding limits in calculus without teaching us ...
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How to determine Taylor series expansion of function $f(x) = \frac{\cos(x)}{x}$ about $a=1$?

Given function is $f(x) = \frac{\cos(x)}{x}.$ $y = x - a , y = x - 1$. $x = y+1 , f(y) = \frac{\cos(y+1)}{y+1}$ How to get Taylor series expansion about $1$ of this function? If it was needed to ...
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Taylor series expansion of function $f(x) = \frac{\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$ [duplicate]

Determine the Taylor series expansion of function $f(x) = \frac{\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$. $f(x) = \frac{\arcsin(x)}{\sqrt{1-x^2}} = \arcsin(x)\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$ It is known: (1.) ...
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Prove that for every $x$ in the area of $0$ exists: $\ln(1+x)=\sum_{1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{n+1}x^n}{n}$

I need to prove 2 things: Prove that for every $x$ in a neighbourhood of $0$ exists: $\ln(1+x)=\sum_{1}^{\infty}\frac{(-1)^{n+1}x^n}{n}.$ What I did is that I calculated the derivatives of ...
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Why do un-integrable funcitons exist?

By un-integrable I mean functions whose antiderivative can not be expressed in terms of elementary functions. I recently learnt that any differentiable function can be expanded using the Taylor ...
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Determine the sum $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{(-1)^n}\frac{2^{2n-1}}{(2n)!}$

I need to calculate the sum $\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}{(-1)^n}\frac{2^{2n-1}}{(2n)!}$ . It seems very "similar" to Taylor expansion of functions arcsin(x) and its derivative for x = -2. It is known: ...
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When is it appropriate to neglect all terms after the first non-zero term of a Taylor expansion series?

Suppose I am interested in the Taylor expansion series of a Cosine function at the neighbourhood of a=0. In computing the series from n=0 to n = infinity, when would it be appropriate to neglect all ...
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Cropping off the Taylor Series

We know that the Taylor series is for expansion of any function, but for digitization we need to crop off some parts? How can we determine upto which derivative should we consider.. I am mainly ...
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Using Taylor series of function f1(x) in Taylor series of function f2(x) defined in open discs D1 and D2 when D2 lies inside D1

We have two open discs, D1 and D2, whose centres are C1 and C2 respectively. The Taylor series of function f1(x) is defined in open disc D1 while the Taylor series of function f2(x) is defined in open ...
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$\lim_{x \to 0} \cfrac{e^{2x} - \ln(1-x) - \sin(x)}{\cos(x)-1}$ using Taylor Expansions

As a preface- a very similar question is here: Using Taylor expansion to find $\lim_{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{\exp(2x)-\ln(1-x)-\sin(x)}{\cos(x)-1}$ But, my actual question is, when we substitute the ...
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error term for double integral approximation by midpoint rule

I found following statement in the book that I'm reading: Using Taylor series expansions it is easy to prove that: $$ \left|h^2\cdot ...
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Expand the Taylor series for the following mind-boggling expression at $x = 0$

Mind-boggling expression is: $$f(x) = \frac{x^{15}}{(1-x)(1-x^2)(1-x^3)(1-x^4)(1-x^5)}$$ I started by using the quotient rule and expanding the denominator terms in the hopes of finding some pattern ...
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How to solve this limit using laurent series?

$$\lim_{x\to\infty}\left(\left(\frac{x^2+5}{x+5}\right)^{3.7}+\left(\frac{x^3+5}{x+5}\right)^{1.6}\right)^{20/37}-\left(\left(x-5\right)^{3.7}+(x^2-5x+25)^{1.6}\right)^{20/37}=60$$ It is possible to ...
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Proving that a function is increasing

I have this problem Suppose that $f: \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ is a function, such that its Taylor series convergers to function $f$ everywhere. For every derivative of the function $f$ we have that ...
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Computing first three non-zero terms of a Taylor series

I have a function $F(t)=\int_0^t \sqrt{1-x^8} dx.$ I have to find the first three non-zero terms of a Taylor series of $F$ around the point $a=0.$ Since I want the Taylor series I started with the ...
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Does an inequality between first-order Taylor approximations imply the same for the functions?

Assume that $f$ and $h$ are functions from $\mathbf{R}^n$ to $\mathbf{R}^1$ and continuously differentiable. Also assume that $f(z)=h(z)$ at some point $z \in \mathbf{R}^n$. Could we then show that ...
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Extending a bounded holomorphic function past its boundary

Suppose I have a bounded holomorphic function on the unit disc, centred at the origin. Can I always extend this beyond the origin to say a disc of radius $1 + \epsilon$ for some $\epsilon > 0$? My ...
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Signs and value of higher order terms in the Taylor expansion of a strongly convex function

Say that I have a function $f: S \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^+$ such that: $S \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is a closed convex set such as $S=[-10,10]^n$ $f$ is continuous and infinitely differentiable at all ...
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Taylor expansion of $f$ in stability analysis of 2-step Adams-Bashforth method

Given the two-step Adams-Bashforth method $$ u_{n+1} = u_n + \tfrac{h}{2}(3f_n - f_{n-1}) $$ find its order. Some notation: $t_n = t_0 + nh$ is the $n$-th node and $y_n = y(t_n)$; $f_n$ ...
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Does small perturbation in the denominator explode the expectation of a ratio of two random variables?

The puzzling thing I am facing is Suppose we have two random variables $X$ and $R$ such that $E(X^{-1}R)=1$. Now let $\tilde{X}=X+\mathcal{E}$ where $\mathcal{E}=X\epsilon$ and $\epsilon \sim ...
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Index confusion in Tu's treatment of Taylor's Theorem with remainder in “An Introduction to Manifolds”

In Tu's book, specifically the section on "Taylor's Theorem with remainder", there appears to be a changing of the meaning of some subscripts which isn't noted. The theorem states that if $f$ is a ...
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Taylor expansion at discontinuous point

a) Find the Maclaurin expansion of the following function: $$f(x)=\int\limits_0^x \frac{1-e^{-t^3}}{t^2} \mathrm{d}t$$ end b) evaluate the $ \displaystyle \lim_{x \to 0^{+}} f^{(29)}\, (x) $ The ...
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approximation of $\pi$ by $\arctan$

Determinate the order n of the Maclaurin polynomial for $f(x)=4tan^{-1}x$ so that the remainader term $|R_{n}(1)|<0.000005$. Here $R_{n}(1)=\frac{f^{(n+1)}(c)}{(n+1)!}$ for some c between 0 and 1 ...
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Taylor series approximation of function under norm

I am reading this paper. At page number $4$, term $||Au - f||^{2}$ is approximated by taylor series approximation around $u^{k}$. The resulting approximations are $$\|Au - f\|^{2} \approx ...
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Steady state response approximation of a linear differential equation using Taylor polynomial

After thinking out how to convert a non-homogeneous linear differential equation, with a polynomial input, to a homogeneous linear differential equation in general for this question I started playing ...
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On applying Whitney's extension theorem to suitable closed sets

Whitney's extension theorem states that if $D \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ is closed and $f: D \to \mathbb{R}$ is $C^k$ in some sense to be specified below, then $f$ can be extended to $\mathbb{R}^n$ so that ...
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Use the remainder estimation theorem to find the maximum value of error?

My answer for part (bi) was $\frac{x}{2}$ - $\frac{x^2}{4}$ My attempt for part b(ii) was to find $\frac{g^{'''}(z)}{3!}$($x^3$) = $\frac{8}{3!(2+2z)^3}$ where z ∈ [0, $\frac{1}{2}$]. To find the ...
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The Maclaurin series and taylors theorem for $\sinh(2x)$

I am currently studying for an exam next week but am struggling to the second part of this question. I have figure out the Maclaurin series for $\sinh(2x)$, however am unsure how to estimate the ...
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Calculate the 3rd order Taylor polynomial about $x=1$?

Calculate the $3$rd order Taylor polynomial about $x=1$ for the function $f:[-3:\infty) \longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ given by $f(x)=\sqrt{x+3}$. I know that the formula for the Taylor Polynomial ...
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Calculate the Taylor series of $\sin$ around $3$

This should be simple but I'm having trouble with it. So by definition the series looks like $$\sin 3 + \cos (3) (z-3) - \frac{\sin (3) (z-3)^2}{2!} - \frac{\cos (3) (z-3)^3}{3!}+...$$ To be able ...
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Approximation for probability of at least $t$ events

I'm reading through a paper, and they are discussing the approximate probability that $t+1$ out of $t^b$ events occur, where $b$ is a constant, and the probability of each event occurring is ...