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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Series Coefficient Convergence implies Uniform Convergence

Trying to find a reference for the following. Define the entire functions, $$f_n(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_{n,k}x^k\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ f(x)=\sum_{k=0}^\infty a_kx^k.$$ If for each $k$, ...
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Prove $\frac{dy}{dx}$ is approximated by $\frac{y(x+h)-y(x-h)}{2h}$ to $O(h^2)$

I tried to solve it by truncating the Taylor series expansions for $y(x+h)$ and $y(x-h)$ but I couldn't find a way to relate it to the derivative. I wasn't sure where the appropriate place to truncate ...
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Why cant we do substitution in differentiation but is ok in taylor series?

I have the same question 10 year ago when i was studying high school. I dont understand it and i give up the math. 10 year ago, i need to work with calculus during work and this question come to find ...
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error order evaluation in taylor expansion of a definite integral

I have a function $g(x)=f(x)e^{-x}$ and i want to consider the following integral: $\int_{0}^{\infty}g(x)dx$. Since $f(x)$ is a complicated, but monotonic decreasing, function in the interval ...
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Prove error bound using Taylor's series Error term (Bound doesn't seem to make sense)

I have to prove that at least seven terms must be used in the Taylor series estimation of x - sin(x) in order for the error to be <= $10^{-9}$. This doesn't seem correct however. This series is ...
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I do not know the point at which this Taylor series was derived, can someone explain please?

I am required to derive Euler's method through Taylor's Theorem. I have been given the Taylor series for $y(t)$ as shown below. However I do not understand what point the Taylor series was derived. ...
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Error estimate of definite integral of a taylor expanded function

If I consider a monotonic decreasing function $f(x)$ in the interval $[0,+\infty[$, and I consider the definite integral $\int_{0}^{+\infty}f(x)\,\mathrm{d}x$. What is the error committed if I compute ...
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Quantum translation operator

Let $T_\epsilon=e^{i \mathbf{\epsilon} P/ \hbar}$ an operator. Show that $T_\epsilon\Psi(\mathbf r)=\Psi(\mathbf r + \mathbf \epsilon)$. Where $P=-i\hbar \nabla$. Here's what I've gotten: ...
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Other ways to evaluate $\lim_{x \to 0} \frac 1x \left [ \sqrt[3]{\frac{1 - \sqrt{1 - x}}{\sqrt{1 + x} - 1}} - 1\right ]$?

Using the facts that: $$\begin{align} \sqrt{1 + x} &= 1 + x/2 - x^2/8 + \mathcal{o}(x^2)\\ \sqrt{1 - x} &= 1 - x/2 - x^2/8 + \mathcal{o}(x^2)\\ \sqrt[3]{1 + x} &= 1 + x/3 + \mathcal{o}(x) ...
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(Taylor's theorem) Proving that $\sin(x) = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty}\dfrac{(-1)^{n}x^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$

I'm starting a class on Advanced Mathematics I next semester and I found a sheet of the class'es 2012 final exams, so I'm slowly trying to solve the exercises in it or find the general layout. I will ...
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approximation of x=sin(x) error

The larger $x$ becomes, the worst the approximation of $x=\sin(x)$ becomes. How large can $x$ get before the error is no longer less than $1/(2\times10^{14})$? What I have tried: I know that the ...
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Taylor expansion of $e^{\cos x}$

I have to find the 5th order Taylor expansion of $e ^{\cos x}$. I know how to do it by computing the derivatives of the function, but the 5th derivative is about a mile long, so I was wondering if ...
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How to derive Maclaurin series for ln(1+x) without calculus?

How can we show $\ln(1+x) = x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} - \frac{x^4}{4} + \dots$ for $-1 < x \leq 1$ without using calculus?
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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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Taylor expansion of $x^{1/x}$

I am new to Taylor expansions and I would like to calculate the Taylor polynomial of the function $x^{1/x}=e^{(1/x)\log x}$. Since the function is not defined at $x=0$, how should I choose the point ...
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Does the Taylor series of an infinitely differentiable function converge; and if yes, does it converge to the function? [duplicate]

I have googled it, but I am not satisfied with those. So my questions are: Let $D$ be an open set in $\mathbb{R}$. Let $f:D\rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be a infinitely differentiable ...
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Convergence of Taylor series about centre of open disc for analytic function.

I define a function on an open set of the complex plane to be analytic if about any point $z_0$ in that set it can be expanded as a power series in $(z - z_0)$ that converges in some neighbourhood of ...
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Taylor Polynomial to estimate solution of MVC differential equation

I have read a few examples, that you're using derivatives at different points to estimate a polynomial but I need a bit a of guidance to understand how this would work in a multivariate calculus ...
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Use of taylor series in convergence

Homework problem here, would appreciate an explanation to the answer of this question. Problem: Find the rate of convergence of $$ \lim\limits_{h \to 0} \frac{\sin(h)}{h} = 0 $$ The book solves ...
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Sum of Taylor Series

I have the converging series: $$ 1 - x + \frac{x^2}{2!} - \frac{x^3}{3!}+... $$ and I'm trying to find its sum when x = .9. I know this is the Taylor series for some function$f(x)$, and that I can ...
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Infinite series expansion of $\arcsin (x)$ and $\arccos (x)$

How to find the infinite series expansion of $\arcsin (x)$ and $\arccos (x)$?
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How can I 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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How is the formal inverse of a power series with constant term developed ( for instance $\cosh^{-1}(x)$)?

In an older question here in MSE I've asked for the term for the "slicing" of a power series in partial series and have learned that it is "multisection". I' ve been looking at the behaviour of the ...
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Is there an expression for $\exp\left(t z^{i}\partial_{z}^{j} \right) f(z) = $?

Does an expression for $$ \exp\left(t z^{i}\partial_{z}^{j} \right) f(z) = ? $$ exist? For j=1 we have the usual expression for translation and scaling $$ \exp\left( t \partial_z\right) f(z) = ...
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Series representation of function with fractions, logarithms, squares and cosines.

I'm looking for a series representation for $$\dfrac x{x^2+(\log \cos x)^2}$$ Where $x\in(0,\pi/2)$ Note: Both finite and infinite series are accepted. I have tried taylor series, but it requires ...
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Taylor polynomial of $\frac{1}{2-x}$

Can someone show how to find the Taylor polynomial of $\frac{1}{2-x}$? I tried this: $\frac{1}{2-x}=\frac{1}{1-(x-1)}$ and then use that $ \ T_n(\frac{1}{1-x})=1+x+\dots +x^n.$ But this gives ...
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Exponential of a power of the differential operator

In relation to this question: Exponential of a polynomial of the differential operator Is there an expression for $\exp(aD^n)f(x)$ similar to $\exp(aD)f(x)=f(x+a)$?
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Determine whether a multi-variable limit exists $\lim_{(x,y)\to(0,0)}\frac{\cos x-1-\frac{x^2}2}{x^4+y^4}$

I need to determine whether the next limit exists: $$\lim_{(x,y)\to(0,0)}f(x,y)=\lim_{(x,y)\to(0,0)}\frac{\cos x-1-\frac{x^2}2}{x^4+y^4}$$ Looking at the numerator $(-1-\frac{x^2}2)$ it immediately ...
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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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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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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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Multiple differentiability from Taylor expansion

Let $f\colon\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ be a real function, and let $0\leq n\leq+\infty$. We make the following assumption: For every $a \in\mathbb{R}$ and for $k=n$ (resp., in the case $n=+\infty$: ...
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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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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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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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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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First four Taylor Series Expansions

I'm supposed to write the first four taylor series expansions of $f(x=0)$ using: one term, two terms, three terms, four terms This is the function: $$f(x) = x^3 - 2x^2 + 2x - 3$$ Should I be using ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...