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 series help showing expansion

Can someone explain to me why this is wrong, and what I should be doing? I think my method of taking derivatives and pluging in the given value is incorrect.
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Taylor series and Maclaurin series problems

I'm currently working on these two problems, and I'm getting really confused with them. Can someone walk me through them? Find the Maclaurin Series for $f(x)=\cos\left(\sqrt x\right)$ and use ...
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Develop the Taylor series of $\ln(z^2-5z+6)$ in $z=0$

Also, determine the radius of convergence. $\ln$ is the principal branch of the complex logarithm. What I've tried is splitting the function into $\ln(z-3)+\ln(z-2)$ and then finding the formula for ...
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How to fastest approximate definite integrals

I know that a definite integral is a limit of Riemann sums. So if one wanted to estimate a definite integral (because one might not be able to find an antiderivative), then one can just take enough ...
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Compute radius of convergence and the first three coefficients of a function

Let $\displaystyle f(z) = \frac{z+1}{(2z+1)(1+ \sin z)}$, with serie expansion $\sum_{n=0} ^\infty a_n z^n$ around zero. Now I want to compute the radius of convergence and the first three ...
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Taylor expansion of the solutions of the equation $1-4 \cos(\frac{1}{x})+8x \sin(\frac{1}{x})=0$

In following article, I give an example of a function whose derivative at 0 is equal to 1 but which is not increasing near 0. The function is: $$\begin{array}{l|rcl} f : & \mathbb{R} & ...
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The even-numbered coefficients of the Maclaurin series of $ \frac{1}{\cos(x)} $ are odd integers.

Let’s consider $ G(z) \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} \dfrac{1}{\cos(z)} $ as the exponential generating function of the sequence of Euler numbers. How can one prove that in the Maclaurin series of $ G $, $$ ...
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Reasoning behind method of steepest descent

I am considering the method of steepest descent from my notes. I have written that $$\int_a^b dx e^{g(x)} \sim e^{g(x_0)} \int_{\infty}^{\infty}dx \exp \left[-\frac{1}{2}(x-x_0)^2|g^"(x_0)|\right] ...
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Two variables Taylor's expansion

I guess that Taylor's expansion about $(0,0)$ is useful for finding value of $\dfrac{\partial^{4n}}{\partial x^{2n}\partial y^{2n}} \left (\dfrac{1}{1+x^2+y^2}\right)(0,0) $. How can it do?
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Estimate $\ln\left( 1.04^{0.25} + 0.98^{0.2} -1 \right)$ with 2D Taylor

I need to estimate $\ln\left( 1.04^{0.25} + 0.98^{0.2} -1 \right)$ with a Taylor approximation of a two variable function (i.e. x and y). Eventually I managed to pull the (presumably) correct ...
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Find $\lim\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{(1+3x)^{1/3}-\sin(x)-1}{1-\cos(x)}$

I would like to find using Taylor series : $$\lim\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{(1+3x)^{1/3}-\sin(x)-1}{1-\cos(x)}$$ So I compute the taylor series of the terms at the order $1$ : $(1+3x)^{1/3}=1+x+o(x)$ ...
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how to understand Taylor's inequality intuitively?

I am learning the Taylor Series at the moment and I am trying to figure out how to understand Taylor's inequality intuitively. I know you can integrate repeatedly and prove the inequality is ...
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Power series expansion using Taylors Theorem.

So the function $f(x)=3x^2-6x+5$ needs to be written as a power series expansion around $x=a$ and the goal is to show $x=a$ is $f(x)$ for every $a$. So I started off by finding up to the third ...
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Are the coefficients of a Taylor series bounded when the function is?

Say that I have three real functions $f(x)$, $g(x)$, and $h(x)$ such that $f(x)\le g(x)\le h(x)$ for all real $x$. Additionally, $f(x)$ and $h(x)$ are logarithmically convex. Can I make any definite ...
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Maclaurin Series - finding the co-efficients for functions that require the product rule

I have just been introduced to the Maclaurin series, and one of the questions I have requires that I find the Maclaurin series for the function $$ f(x) = 3x^2\sin(2x)$$ The way I considered ...
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Taylor expansion of $\sin(x)$ and periodicity

Consider that $$\sin x=\sum_{n=0}^\infty(-1)^n\frac{x^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$$ and $$(a+b)^k = \sum_{i=0}^k {k \choose i}a^ib^{k-i}.$$ Then: $$\sin (x + ...
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Approximation of monthly payment using Taylor expansion

I am trying to understand what does APR(annual percentage rate) and how it is calculated. Thanks to Wikipedia, I got the formula of monthly payment for a fixed rate multi-year mortgage in the ...
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Taylor polynomial for an integral

This is the first time encountering a Taylor expansion along with an integral, so I am wondering how I should proceed. Question: $Consider \space the \space function$ $$F(x) = ...
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Taylor series expansion approximating an integral?

I need to use the Taylor series expansion of $$\frac{1}{1+3x^2} $$ to find a series approximating $$\int_0^1 \frac{1}{1+3x^2} \, dx $$ and $$\int_0^{1/3} \frac{1}{1+3x^2} \, dx $$ I tried to start the ...
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Determine the Taylor expansion for the solution of the differential equation

I'm given the following: $$\begin{cases}\frac{dx}{dt} = t^2x\\ x(0) = 1\end{cases}$$ I'm asked to determine the taylor expansion for the solution to the $t^{10}$ term. $$x(t) = a_0 + a_1 t + a_2 ...
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Taylor Series Expansion for ${z^2+4z^4+z^6}/(1-z^2)^3$

So I know for sure that the Taylor Series expansion for $1/(1-z^2)^3$ is $\sum {k(k-1)z^{2k-4}/{2}} $ assuming |x|<1. But what do we do with the top? I think its already in the expanded form, ...
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Find out if $f''(0)$ exist and $x=0$ is a inflection point

Let $f(x)=\begin{cases} \displaystyle\sin(\frac{1}{x})\cdot e^{\frac{-1}{x^2}} &\text{for } x \neq 0\\0 &\text{dla } x=0 \end{cases}$ Find out if $f''(0)$ exist and $x=0$ is a inflection ...
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Find the radius of convergence of the Maclaurin series $x\cdot ln\left(x^2+\sqrt{x^4+9}\right)$

First you need to expand the function in a Maclaurin series. Then find the radius of convergence of the Maclaurin series. My question: $$x\cdot ln\left(x^2+\sqrt{x^4+9}\right)$$ My solution: ...
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Remainder Taylor series two+ variables

Hard to find an article / tutorial specifically about this subject online.... Can anyone explain / send link to explanation or tutorial regarding how to calculate remainder for multi-variable taylor ...
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Show that $\sum r^n cos(nx)=rcos(x)-r^2/(1-2rcos(x)+r^2)$

I'm a little unsure about how to approach this. I've been told that we have to use the relationship that $\sum r^n=1/1-r$. However, I'm not too sure what to do with the $\cos(nx)$. Can someone give ...
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Taylor Series expansion and radius of convergence for $e^z+e^{-z}+2cosz/4$

So I did this by taking apart bits of that long equation: $e^z=\sum z^n/n!$, $e^{-z}=\sum(-z)^n/n!$ $2\cos z=e^{iz}+e^{-iz}$ So when we put these together as a Taylor Series, do we just add them ...
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Global and local maxima in a weighted sum of logarithms of linear functionals?

Is is possible to describe, and locate efficiently, the maxima of the function below in the parameters $\mathbf{x}$ $$\sum_{i} p_i \log( N + \sum_j x_j[B_j +(A_j-B_j)\delta_{ij} + min(A_j,B_j) ]) ...
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multivariable linearization

I have been asked to linearise the fallowing equilibrium points are phy=theta yaw=0 x,y,z=0 The idea I have using V'z as a model: -g+(kcm/m)(cos(phy)cos(thata)*voltages + ...
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How expand an equation in powers of two variables?

Let $$ \varphi=\int\frac{dr}{r^2\sqrt{\frac{1}{b^{2}}-\left(1-\frac{s}{r}\right)\frac{1}{r^{2}}}} $$ Is it possible to expand the above equation in powers of $\frac{s}{r}$?. I know that after ...
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Find the value of Taylor coefficient $a_5$ for the function $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$

Find the value for $a_5$ If $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$ has the power series expansion $\sum_1^\infty a_nx^n$, then find $a_5$ up to three correct decimal places. I think it is a Taylor ...
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Maclaurin Series: Complex Analysis

Question: Use the representation $\sin z = \sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n\frac{z^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$, $|z|<\infty$ to write the Maclaurin series for the function $f(z) = \sin z^2$ and point out how ...
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This one weird thing that bugs me about summation and the like

Most of us know $$\sum_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a+c_{a+1}...+c_{b-1}+c_b$$ Some of us know $$\prod_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a \cdot c_{a+1}...c_{b-1} \cdot c_{b}$$ A few of us know ...
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Taylor expansion of a power function

I was wondering about Taylor expansions of functions of the form $x^p$, where p is a real number, about $x = 0$. It seems clear how to do it about any other point, but what happens to the series as I ...
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What are Bernoulli numbers?

In my calculus class, my teacher said that if one was to try to calculate the maclaurin or taylor series of $\tan x$ by strictly using the definition , then you would run into many problems and your ...
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Calculate $\sqrt{5}$ using taylor series to the accuracy of 3 digit after the point $(0.5*10^{-3})$.

I need to calculate $\sqrt{5}$ using taylor series to the accuracy of 3 digit after the point $(0.5*10^{-3})$. I defined : $$f(x)=\sqrt{x}$$ Therefore : $$f'(x)=\frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}$$ ...
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At what points is the function $f(z) = \frac{1}{2+e^z}$ holomorphic?

I need to determine at which points this function is holomorphic. I attempted to use the Cauchy-Riemann equations, but that got too messy and so I'm trying to find another route. In the first part of ...
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find taylor series to fourth term

I'm wondering if there is faster method than just calculating derivatives with finding taylor series up to 4 term of function $\displaystyle f(x)=\frac{(1+x^4)}{(1+2x)^3(1-2x)^2}$
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How to find the Maclaurin series for $e^{-x^2}$

I don't know how to get $$1-x^2+\frac{x^4}{2!}-\cdots.$$ I think it is too complex, if not impossible, to just use the definition of Maclaurin series. Using the definition: consider the situation ...
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How do you prove that $\int_{1}^{n}\ln x \,dx \geq \sum_{i = 1}^{n}\ln i -\frac{\ln n }{2}$?

In Upfal's probability textbook Lemma 5.8, he tries to justify $\int_{1}^{n}\ln x \,dx \geq \sum_{i = 1}^{n} \ln i -\frac{\ln n }{2}$ with concavity of $\ln x$, I don't quite follow his argument, can ...
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How can I solve the integral in the error function $\mbox{erf}(x)$?

To get from this To this series I can't seem find the step-by-step solution anywhere.
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Multivariate Taylor Series

If $u(x,t)=\alpha + u_1(t)\xi(x,t)+\frac{1}{2}u_2(t)[\xi(x,t)]^2+...$ for small $\xi<0$ apparently $c(u)=c(\alpha)+\xi u_1(t)c'(\alpha)+ O(\xi^2)$ I assume their is some sort of taylor expansion ...
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Solve limit of integral through taylor

Show using Taylor expansion that $$\lim_{r\to 0} \frac4{\pi r^2} \int_0^{2\pi} f(a+r\cos \theta , b +r\sin \theta)\cos{2\theta}d\theta = f_{xx} (a,b) - f_{yy}(a,b)$$ where $f:\mathbb R^2 \to ...
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Find the Taylor Series expansion of the given analytic function

Find the Taylor Series expansion of the given analytic function $f(z)$, centered at point $z_0$; find the disk of convergence. a) $f(z)=\frac{1}{-2+3i-z}$ $z_0=3$ b) $f(z)=(2-z)\cos{(3z^2)}$ ...
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Find the Taylor series expansion (centered at $z_{0}=0$) of the function $f(z)=\sin(z^3)$.

Find the Taylor series expansion (centered at $z_{0}=0$) of the function $f(z)=\sin(z^3)$. Use this expansion: a) to find $f^{69}(0)$; b) to compute the integral transversed once in the positive ...
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Expand the function in a Maclaurin series $\ln(5\cos^{3}(x))$

$$\ln(5\cos^{3}(x))$$ Need to be expanded: $x^{4}$ I need to end this problem. So I laid the beginning of the function. $$\cos x=1-\frac{x^2}{2!}-\frac{x^4}{4!}+o(x^4)$$ ...
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taylor series for two variables

The theorem I have been given for this is $$f(x,y)=f(a+u,b+v)=f(a,b)+\sum \limits_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac1{k!} \bigg(u\frac{\partial}{\partial x}+v\frac{\partial}{\partial y}\bigg)^kf(a,b)$$ where ...
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Showing a hyperbola in polar form approaches two asymptotes

Consider a curve given in polar coordinates by $r(θ)=\frac{1}{1+e\cos\theta}$, where $e≥0$. When $e>1$, show that the curve approaches two asymptotes, find them and sketch the curve. Hint: If the ...
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Reverse engineering a Taylor expansion 2

So there is the sum: $$S(x) = \frac{x^3}{3(1!)} + \frac{x^6}{6(2!)} + \frac{x^9}{9(3!)} \text{ }...$$ and we are instructed to find the sum of the series in a small expression. I took the derivative ...
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Taylors formula using little-o notation proof argument (continuity)

Im trying to prove the following: Let $f: I \to \mathbb{R}$ be $C^n$ on $I \subset \mathbb{R}$ and $P_n$ be the $n$'th degree Taylor polynomial with $a$ as the expansion point then $$ f(x) = P_n(x) ...
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Taylor series of Lagrangian

Take a look at the Lagrangian defined here. $L=\frac12 a(q)\dot q^2 - V(q)$. You can think of $a$ and $V$ as functions. It seems as though $L$ depends only on $q$. If $q_0$ is a point for which ...