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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Why can't I get good approximation when choosing values away from point of expansion? (Taylor series)

I was in the middle of doing a computing project assigned to me when I came across the question. $\operatorname{P}_N(x)$ is the taylor polynomial for $f(x)=\ln(x)$ expanded around pouint $x_0=1$ ...
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Find the cubic Maclaurin polynomial for $\sinh x$ and estimate the remainder on the interval $|x| \le 1 $

I'm working through the above problem, and am having trouble deciphering what it means by "estimate the remainder on the interval $|x| \le 1$". I found the Maclaurin polynomial to be $$P_3(x) = x + ...
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Taylor's Theorem for 2D function

I am doing a numerical analysis course and we are looking at numerical methods for solving initial value problems. For example: methods such as $y_{n+1} = y_n+\frac{h}{2}(f(t_n,y_n) + f(t_{n+1}, ...
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Proofs for Taylors theorem and other forms

Let $f \in C^k[a,b]$.Show that for $x,x_0 \in [a,b]$, $$f(x)=\sum\limits_{j=0}^\mathbb{k-1}{{1\over j!}f^{(j)}(x_0)(x-x_0)^j}+{1\over k!}{\int_{x_0}^x f^{(k)}(t)(x-t)^k \,dt}$$ and after this use this ...
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Proof that $\oint_r d(x,N + n) < 0 $?

Let $f(x)$ be a real-entire function such that for all $x>0$ we have $f(x) > 0$, $f'(x) > 0$ , $f '' (x) > 0$. And also $0 < D^M f(0) < D^{M-1} f(0)$. Let $0<T<1$ and $n$ a ...
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how to find taylor serie for 1/z with |z| > 0?

I have the following and I need to give the Laurent development for |z| > 0. The Laurent development in this form : and to give few a(n) coefficients How can it be done? normally we use the ...
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Taylor series, identify radius of convergence

I have the following function : I need to find it's radius of convergence with z0 = 0. The function is analytic everywhere except where 1 + sin(iz) = 0 (to my ...
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Laurent-series expansion of $\frac{1}{(e^z-1)^2}$ about $z=0$

I am studying for exams in complex analysis and taking a look at past papers. This comes up often or an integral of the given function along a certain curve, which is actually the same thing since the ...
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Find the Taylor series about $x = 1$ for $f(x) = \dfrac{1}{(x − 2)^2}$ . [closed]

Find the Taylor series about $x = 1$ for $f(x) = \dfrac{1}{(x − 2)^2}$ . Express your answer in sigma notation, simplified as much as possible. This is a practice question that I am having trouble ...
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sin(x+y^2) taylor expansion little oh error term degree >3

I am trying to understand example 3.4.5 in John and Barbara Hubbard's second edition of Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Differential Forms. It provides the taylor expansion of $sin(x+y^2)$ by ...
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Taylor series expansion?

How to find the Taylor series expansion of $$(1+x)^{1/x}$$ I tried with the Taylor series but unable to solve it. Help me out. Hints or anything that sort will be helpful.
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Taylor expansion of logarithm function.

Expand $f(x) = \log(1 + x)$ around $x = 0$ to all orders. More precisely, find $a_n$ such that for any positive integer $N$, we have$$f(x) = \left(\sum_{n=0}^{N-1} a_nx^n\right) + E_N(x) \text{ for ...
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How to compute $\lim\limits_{x\to 0}\dfrac{e^{f(x)}-e^x}{2x-\sin\left( f(2x) \right)}$

Let $f:\mathbb{R}\longrightarrow \mathbb{R}$ a function such that : $f(x)=x-x^3+o(x^3).$ Compute $$ \lim\limits_{x\to 0}\dfrac{e^{f(x)}-e^x}{2x-\sin\left( f(2x) \right)}$$ My thoughts: ...
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Behaviour of $f(x)=e-\left(1+\frac{1}{x} \right)^{x}$ when $x\to+\infty$

This is from an MCQ contest. For all $x\geq 1$ let $f(x)=e-\left(1+\dfrac{1}{x} \right)^{x}$ then we have : $f(x)\mathrel{\underset{_+\infty}{\sim}}\dfrac{e}{x}$ and $f$ is integrable on ...
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Integrability of $f(x)=\left(1+\frac{1}{x} \right)^{1+\frac{1}{x}}-a-\frac{b}{x}$

This is from an MCQ contest. For all $x\geq 1$ let $$f(x)=\left(1+\dfrac{1}{x} \right)^{1+\dfrac{1}{x}}-a-\dfrac{b}{x}$$ note that ...
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Does Cauchy's estimate imply analyticity?

Komatsu says here (Proc. Japan Acad. Volume 36, Number 3 (1960), 90-93) that a smooth function which satisfies Cauchy's estimate is analytic. How does one prove this? Surely, if Cauchy's estimates ...
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Taylor expansion for $\arcsin^2{x}$

I stumbled upon this particular expansion that was included in this post. $$ \displaystyle \arcsin^{2}(x) = \frac{1}{2} \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{n^{2} \binom{2n}{n}} (2x)^{2n}$$ This caught ...
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Finding closed-form approximations of the solutions of $f(x,y)=0$

Consider $$f(x,y)=\sum_{i=1}^n\dfrac{\sin(\omega_ix)}{\sin(\omega_iy)}r_i$$ where $n,\omega_i,r_i>0$ are known parameters. Restrict to domains where $ \sin(\omega_iy)\neq 0$, and by symmetry ...
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When is $a(z) = b(c(z)) $?

Let $a(z)$ be a given transcendental entire function. When is $a(z)=b(c(z))$ where $b,c$ are also transcendental entire functions ? How to find such $b,c$ ? In particular when $a$ is given by a ...
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Central Difference taylor approximation

We are asked to show that We have so far managed to show the first two equalities using finite difference approximations but the last one still eludes us. Any hints?
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Generalised Taylor series to fractional order derivatives and special functions

A year ago or so I read this papar which was wonderfully illuminating link. For example the author seduces the reader with wonderfully compact representations like that of the bessel $J_v(z)$ function ...
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Looking for Taylor series expansion of $\ln(x)$

We know that the expansion of $$\sin(x) $$ is $$x/1!-x^3/3!\cdots$$ Without using Wolfram alpha, please help me find the expansion of $\ln(x)$. I have my way of doing it, but am checking myself with ...
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Coefficients of series

Suppose that i have a function $f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{\infty}a_ix^i$ with radius of convergence $r_f>0$ and that i want to write $f$ in a form $f(x)={e^{g(x)}}$ where $e$ is natural logarithm base and ...
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Taylor expansion $\frac{y-(y+1) \log (y+1)}{y^2 (y+1)}$

I would like to use Taylor expansion around $y=0$ for that expression but i got stuck $$\frac{y-(y+1) \log (y+1)}{y^2 (y+1)}$$ Taylor expansion around $y=0$ ...
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Maclaurin expansion of $y=\frac{1+x+x^2}{1-x+x^2}$ to $x^4$

Maclaurin expansion of $$\displaystyle y=\frac{1+x+x^2}{1-x+x^2}\,\,\text{to } x^4$$ I have tried by using Maclaurin expansion of $\frac1{1-x}=1+x+x^2+\cdots +x^n+o(x^n)$, but it seems not lead ...
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Maximize a function relative to a constraint. The question is related to the Taylor series for the cosine function

Let $f: \mathbb{N}_0 \to \mathbb{R}^+$ be given. Assuming there exists a function $g : \mathbb{N}_0 \to \mathbb{R}^+$ such that $g(n) \geq f(n)$ for all $n$ and $$ D(f, g) = \sum_{\substack{n=0\\ n ...
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An infinite sum in the product of sines

This is an undergrad or lower level question I need help with. Evaluate $$\quad \sum_{n=1}^{\infty} \sin{\left(\frac{a}{3^n}\right)}\sin{\left(\frac{2a}{3^n}\right)}$$ where a is just some real ...
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Is this Taylor series correct taken correctly? Confused reasoning

I have $dx/dy=-ay, x(0)=1$ initial value problem. Then $x(y)=\frac{x(0)}{0!}y^0+ \frac{x'(0)}{1!}y+\frac{x''(0)}{2!}y^2=1+(-a)y+a^2y^2...$
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Intuition behind power series

I keep seeing power series throughout mathematics disguised in all different shapes, yet I can't seem to put my finger on what is really fundamentally being expressed here. Some examples: Arabic ...
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Find Maclaurin expansion of $y=2^x$ to $x^4$

Find Maclaurin expansion of $$y=2^x\text{ to } x^4$$ This is my try. We have $\displaystyle 2^x=e^{x\ln 2} =\left[1+\frac{x^2}2+\frac{x^3}6+\frac{x^4}{24}+o(x^4)\right]^{\ln 2}$ with $o(x^4)$ is ...
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Derivative of a definite improper integral

-The derivative with respect to beta, for the following definite integral is required. g = $\int_\beta^{\sqrt(\beta^2 +1}$ $erfc(\gamma z)/\sqrt(z^2 - \beta^2)$dz -I am using the leibniz formula ...
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Solving initial value problem with Taylor Series expansion $dx/dt=x^2, x(0)=1$

I have series of homework questions that call for using Taylor series to solve initial value problems so can someone solve this example and explain what they are doing? I also want to know what ...
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What is the nth derivative of $\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1 + x^2}}$

I'm trying to find a general formula for the $n$th derivative of $$\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{1 + x^2}}$$ I got up to, \begin{eqnarray*} g^{(0)}(x) &=& g(x) \\ g^{(1)}(x) &=& \dfrac{1}{(1 + ...
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Proving $f=0$ if $f({1\over k})=0$ $\forall k\in \Bbb{N}$ . [duplicate]

Let $f\in C^{\infty}[-1,1]$ and let $M$ be a constant such that $|f^{(j)}(x)|\le M$ $\forall j\in \Bbb{Z}_{+}$ and $x\in [-1,1]$. Prove that if $f({1\over k})=0$ $\forall k\in \Bbb{N}$ then $f=0$. I ...
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Lagrange Remainder for an general binomial series

We started this somewhat in class, but I wanted some more explanation in a general scenario. Given a binomial series $$(1+x)^{a} \approx 1+\alpha x + \frac{\alpha(\alpha -1)}{2!}x^{2} + \frac{\alpha ...
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Techniques in analytic number theory

I'm fairly new to the subject and trying to figure things out. Would be nice to hear some ideas and trickery for what follows. Suppose we wish to show there exists an integer $x$ in some finite set ...
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expansion of Bessel function $J_1$

this is a general question. Is there a general way to expand the Bessel Function $J_1(z)$ when $z\in \mathbb{C}$ and when z is large? Or in other words, what is the asymptotic expansion of $J_1(z)$? ...
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If $y'(x) =y(x)-x +1$ and $y(0)=1$ then $y^{(n)}(0) = 1$ for every $n\ge2$

Start of the taylor series: f(x) = f(0) Which from the question is 1. f(x) = 1 f'(0) = y - 0 + 1 The current y value ...
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What's the Maclaurin series for $\arcsin(x)$?

I solved the problem by using a known series: $\frac{1}{\sqrt{1-x^2}}$, but the solution I got is wrong. Also, I'm not sure what to do with the constant of integration $C$. Where is my mistake? $$ ...
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Taylor series expansion and radius of convergence

The problem is: Expand the given function using Taylor's expansion around $a=1$. $f(x)=(5x-4)^{-7/3}$, and then find the radius of convergence of the obtained series. Hint : Write the nth derivative ...
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Estimate probability of event using moments of a distribution or a Taylor expansion involving the moments

Let's say we have four moments $(\mu_1, \mu_2, \mu_3, \mu_4)$ of a probabilty distribution of a random variable $X$ and the goal is to get the probability $\rm{P}(X \leq t)$ for a certain value of ...
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Limit Question involving logarithmic taylor expansion

I need to evaluate the limit for part of my proof: $$ \lim_{n \to \infty}\left(1-\dfrac{1}{\eta^{x}} \right)^n $$ My attempt: \begin{align*} \lim_{n \to \infty} F_{\eta_n}(x) &= \lim_{n \to ...
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How to show $\sum_0^\infty \frac{x\lambda^x} {x!} = \lambda e^\lambda$?

I know that $\sum_0^\infty \frac{\lambda^x} {x!} = e^\lambda$, but I'm having a really difficult time dealing with the extra $x$.
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Taylor Series Expansion/Small Angle Approximation

I'm working on my first physics problem set (mainly math review) and I'm having a really hard time with one of the questions: Trigonometry: Start with the general expression: $f(x)=a+bx+cx^2+ ...
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Expression for the gradient using Taylor's Theorem

I've just started reading Nocedal and Wright's book on Numerical Optimization. On page 14 there is a formula for the value of the gradient in some point (equation 2.5) that I cannot derive myself. ...
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Taylor expansion of a random variable

I'm struggling a little with this expansion: Where $E$ is the expectation operator, $U$ is a function of $Y$ and $Z^~$ is a random variable. In the second passage why the expansion looks like ...
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Finite difference differentiation formula

I'm trying to understand how the co-efficients of finite differences are calculated. In particular I'm interested in the first derivative for a uniform grid of unit width. I found this document ...
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Deriving Taylor theorem expression

In one book, I've got a following written: Substituting for $f′(x)$ in (4.15), we obtain the second approximation: $$f(a +h) \approx f(a) + \int_a^{a+h}[f'(a) + (x-a)f''(a)]dx$$ $$f(a ...
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Big Oh symbol in Taylor expansions

Consider a remainder of some Taylor series: \begin{align}\frac{Mx^6}{C} + \frac{M'x^8}{C'} + \frac{M'' x^{10}}{C''} + ...\end{align} I want to replace this with $\mathcal{O}(x^\alpha)$ for the best ...
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Taylor series finding approximation within a inteval

Let $f(x)=(1-x)^{-1}$ and $x_0=0$. Find the nth taylor polynomial $P_n(x)$ for $f(x)$ about $x_0$ Find a value of n needed for $P_n$ to to approximate $f(x)$ to within $10^{-6}$ on the interval ...