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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L'Hospital's rule vs Taylor series

One classical application of Taylor expansions is to obtain polynomial equivalents of complicated functions and use them to compute limits. For example, with Landau notations, we have ...
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Can one obtaining a mean value form of the Taylor series remainder using the integral remainder?

Can we show that $$(\exists \epsilon \in[0,x])\left(\int_{0}^x \frac{(x-s)^n f^{(n+1)}(s)}{n!}ds= \frac{x^{n+1}f^{(n+1)}( \epsilon)}{k!}\right)\text{ ?}$$ Thanks in advance!
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Find the first three terms of the taylor expansion of $\frac{cos(z)}{1 + z^2}$

The question is: Find the first three non zero terms for the taylor series for $\frac{\cos(z)}{1 + z^2} $ around $z_0 = 0$ What I've done so far is let $f(z) = \frac{\cos(z)}{1 + z^2}$ Then I let ...
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Complex functions and Taylor series

Find the Taylor series arround $z_0=0$ write radius of convergence a) $f(z)=\cosh(z)$ b) $f(z)=\log(z+1)$ I don't know how it works with the complex functions. Could you show me the workflow? I ...
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Is $\cos(\frac{\pi}{3})$ exactly equal to 0.5 or approximately equal to 0.5

We know that $\cos(\frac{\pi}{3})=\frac{1}{2}$, but the expansion for $\cos(x)$ is as follows: $$ \cos(x)=1-\frac{x^2}{2!}+\frac{x^4}{4!}-\frac{x^6}{6!}+\ldots$$ So this would make $$\begin{align} ...
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Proving an inequality using Taylor's Theorem

I need to show that $ x^{1/3} < \frac{1}{3}x + \frac{2}{3} \forall x \in (0,1)$. I have been given the hint to consider the expression $\frac{1}{3}x - x^{1/3}$, but the Taylor Series centred at ...
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Can we prove that all zeros of entire function cos(x) are real from the Taylor series expansion of cos(x)?

Q1: Can we prove that all zeros of cos(x) are real from the following Taylor series expansion of cos(x)? $$ \cos(x) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{(-1)^k}{(2k)!}x^{2k} $$ The Riemann $\xi(z)$ function is ...
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How do I compute the Taylor Series for $\arctan(x)$?

I've just stumbled upon Taylor Series on Wikipedia and I've been trying to obtain an expansion for $\arctan(x)$, but I can't manage to see a pattern for the $n$th derivative . Can someone come up with ...
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Taylor development of $\arctan(\cos(x))$ near $0$

How would I find the "Taylor development of $\arctan(cos(x))$ near $0$ at order $5$?" I am translating that from french, so I am not sure how I have to call it it english. By order $5$ I mean that I ...
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Wynn-epsilon convergence

How could I use the Wynn-epsilon alghoritm in Matlab to accelerate the convergence of a Maclaurin series? I want to extimate the first derivative of $f(x)$, so $$f'(x)= \sum_{k=0}^\infty ...
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Find the Maclaurin series for $\cos(2x)$ using the series for $\sin(2x) $.

I know that $$\sin(2x)= 2x - \frac{8x^3}{3!} + \frac{32x^5}{5!} - \frac{128x^7}{7!} + \cdots $$ $$\sin(2x)= \sum_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n {2^{2n+1}x^{2n+1} \over (2n+1)!}$$ But I don't see how I can use ...
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What is the radius of convergence of the derivative of a smooth Taylor series?

On this website I found that the derivative of a Taylor series has the same radius of convergence as the Taylor series itselves. However, there is no reference added, and I seem to be unable to find ...
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Taylor theorem and a $C^{3}$ function with the following property…

A function $f:\mathbb{R} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ is $C^3$ with $$f(a+h)=f(a)+f'\left(a+\dfrac{1}{2}h\right)h$$ whenever $a \in \mathbb{R}$ and $h \geq 0$. By applying Taylors Theorem to $f$ and to ...
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Taylor polynomial with Lagrange remainder

In my course there's a paragraph: Taylor polynomial with Lagrange remainder, The paragraph starts with a theorem (I left out the constraints): $$ ( \exists \theta \in ]0,1[)(f(a +h) = T_{f,a,n}(a + ...
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Computing the elements of a Hessian matrix with finite difference

I have a generic function $g(x)$ where $x$ is an 6-dimensional vector. Now I want to compute the Hessian of this function for a point $x_0$. What is the most efficient way to do this? Can I do this ...
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Taylor Polynomial converges to the original function?

If $$P_n(x)=x-\frac{x^2}{2}+\frac{x^3}{3}-..+\frac{x^{2n+1}}{2n+1}$$ (It's taylor series of $\ln(1+x)$ near x=0. Then can I say that: $\lim_{n\to\infty}{P_n(x)}=\ln(1+x)$, please explain why or why ...
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Plank's first law expansion

I'm getting a little stuck on this question. The question is: show that for $KT \gg h\omega$, the first law of Planck: $\displaystyle U =\frac{h\omega}{e^{(h\omega/KT)}-1} \approx KT - ...
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Taylor Polynomials — $\cos(x)$ [closed]

Show that $$\forall x : \cos(x)=1-\frac{x^2}{2!}+\frac{x^4}{4!}-\frac{x^6}{6!}+\dots+\frac{(-1)^nx^{2n}}{(2n)!}$$ I know that this is true because it is one of the most common Taylor polynomials. ...
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Taylor series of a division-by-zero equation

I need to calculate taylor series of $(\frac1{t^3}+\frac3{t^2})^{1/3} - \sqrt{(\frac1{t^2}-\frac2{t})}$ at $t = 0$ to calculate limit $(\frac1{t^3}+\frac3{t^2})^{1/3} - ...
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Remainder form of Taylor polynomial at $x_0$: $ \frac{1}{n!}f^{(n)}(x_0 +\theta(x-x_0))(x-x_0)^n$ with $\theta \to \frac{1}{n+1}$ as $ x \to x_0$

If the function $f: \mathbb R \to \mathbb R$ is $n+1$ times differentiable at $x_0$ and $f^{(n+1)}(x_0) \neq 0$, then a form of the remainder in Taylor's Formula is supposedly $$r_n(x_0;x) = ...
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Find the Taylor series generated by f at x=a.

$f(x) = \frac 1 {9 - x}, a = 3$. The answer in the book is $$\sum_{n = 0}^{\infty} \frac{(x - 3)^n}{6^{n + 1}}$$but I'm not sure how to get the above.
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Finite differences coefficients

I'm interested in deriving a forward finite difference approximation for the gradient of a function, $f(x)$, at the point $x = x_i$ using $k+1$ points. If the spatial domain is uniformly discretized, ...
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How is the Harris Corner detector derived from a Taylor Expansion?

It looks more like an assumption about local linearity of the function when the shifts u and v are small. This description of ...
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Convergence of Taylor Series

My professor made this claim about Taylor Series convergence in my Complex Variables class and I am still not entirely convinced (he said it's explained in the textbook and textbook states, "we will ...
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Somehow “mirroring” the Taylor-expansion of some $g(x)$

In proceeding with an older discussion of a summation-procedure for divergent series using the matrix of Eulerian numbers I came to a rather general formulation but cannot/do-not-know-how-to make ...
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Derivation 9.97 in Jaynes' Probability Theory

In page 298 of Jaynes' Probability Theory: the Logic of Science, equation (9.97), Jaynes says: We expect that, if hypothesis $H$ is true, then $n_k$ will be close to $np_k$, in the sense that the ...
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Why does $\arctan(\frac{\tan \theta}{2}) \approx \frac{1}{2 - \theta} - \frac{1}{2 + \theta}$ for small $\theta$?

In answering this question, I needed to show that $\arctan \left( \frac{\tan \theta}{2} \right) \approx \frac{\theta}{2}$ when $\theta$ was small. So, naturally, I computed the first few terms of the ...
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Taylor series remainder question

Let $f(x)=\frac{\sin(x)}{x}$ when $x\neq 0$ and $f(x)=1$ when $x=0$. Starting with the Taylor polynomial of degree $2n+1$ for $\sin(x)$ and the estimate for the remainder term, show that ...
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Analytic Function Derived From Recursive Reverse Taylor Series?

Given the following recursive relation: $a_0 = 1,$ $a_n = a_{n-1}(p-2q)+2(-p)^n$ is there a simple function that has this as its Taylor series, i.e. $f(x) = \sum_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{a_n}{n!}x^n$ ...
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Maclaurin series and taylor

Im trying to find the first four terms of Maclaurin series of $\space0.15t^2$ and evaluate $$\int_0^1 e^{-0.15}t^2 dt $$ Please this is a revision question. How do i go about it?
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Taylor Series Substitution $e^{x^2-1}$

If I'm using substitution to find a Taylor series about $x=1$ for $e^{x^2-1}$, but I'm given the Maclaurin series for $e^x$, how come the fact that the Taylor series is about $x=1$ doesn't matter when ...
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Evaluate the limit with Taylor series

How one can evaluate following limit: $\lim_{x\to\infty} x(\frac{1}{e}-(\frac{x}{x+1})^x)$ ? I've found this exercise in the chapter about Taylor series, but I have no idea how to solve it.
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Taylor series of $e^{(x-1)^2}$ about $x=1$

How would we find the Taylor series of $e^{(x-1)^2}$ about $a=1$? I tried finding the answer using the Taylor series of $e^x$ about $a=1$ which I was able to do correctly. When I substituted ...
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Maclaurin series for (cosx-1)/(x^2)

The solution for this is -1/x+x^2/4!-x^2/6!......, but I'm not sure how to derive this Maclaurin series from cos x. The solution just divided each term in the Maclaurin series for cos x by x^2, and ...
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Proving Remainder of Taylor Series of 1/(1-x) approaches 0

It is well known that the Taylor (Maclaurin) series of $f(x) = \frac{1}{1-x}$ is $\sum_{n=0}^\infty x^n$ on $(-1,1)$. I am having difficulty proving the equality of these two. The error term is ...
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A question about Maclaurin polynomial

Could you please give me some hint how to find 3-th degree Maclaurin polynomial of f(x) given f(0)=1 and for all $0<x<\lambda$ $f'(x)=1+f(x)^{10}$. If $\lim_{x\to0}f(x)=f(0)=1$ then $\lim_{x\to ...
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Using Taylor's Theorem to show $|x-tan(x)|\leq 1/300$ for $0\leq x \leq 1/10$

Using Taylor's Theorem deduce that for $0\leq x \leq 1/10$ $|x-tan(x)|\leq 1/300$ So my attempt; to get the taylors theorem about $x_0=0$ $f(x)=x-tan(x)$ $f'(x)=1-sec^{2}(x)$ ...
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Approximating the erf function

I was trying to find an approximate solution to the following: $\DeclareMathOperator\erf{erf}$ $$\frac12 \sqrt{\pi} \erf\left (\frac{x-2}{\sqrt{10}}\right) + \frac12 \sqrt{\pi} \erf ...
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Is there closed form for $(1-p)(1-p^2)(1-p^3)…$ or its Taylor expansion?

I was considering the following problem: Somebody uses a backup for something (e.g. backups a file) and the backup is equally reliable as original storage. The storage is not perfectly reliable and ...
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TaylorSeries of complete elliptic integral of the first kind

I want compute $K(k)$ as a Taylor Series; $k\in\mathbb{R}$ and $\vert k \vert < 1$. Can someone help me? $$ K(k):= \int^{\frac{\pi}{2}}_0 \dfrac{dt}{\sqrt{1-k^2 sin^2t}} $$ Results so far: $$ ...
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How to find the full Taylor expansion of the following:

I need to find the full Taylor expansion of $$f(x)=\frac{1+x}{1-2x-x^2}$$ Any help would be appreciated. I'd prefer hints/advice before a full answer is given. I have tried to do partial ...
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Find the Taylor Series generated by $\frac1x$ at $x = a$

Can someone help me find the Taylor series for the following equation: $f(x) = \frac1x$ at $a = 10$
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Can a function be approximated by finite number of Taylor expansion terms outside of disk of convergence?

Suppose we have a finite number of terms for Taylor expansion of a conditionally convergent function. For example, $f=\frac1{1-x}$ with expansion $f=\sum_{n=0}^\infty x^n$. This expansion diverges ...
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Proof concerning logs and taylor series

Prove that if $n$ is a positive integer and $|x| \leq \dfrac{1}{2}n$ then $(i)\quad n\log\left(1+\dfrac{x}{n}\right)=x+Q_{n}(x)$ where $(ii)\quad |Q_{n}(x)|\leq\dfrac{|x|^{2}}{n}$ and deduce ...
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Find the Taylor polynomial of degree 4 for cos(x), for x near 0

I am self studying calculus and I need help solving a Taylor Series problem. 1a) Find the Taylor polynomial of degree 4 for cos(x), for x near 0: I think the answer would be: ...
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A question on Taylor expansion/approximation

Suppose we are given a continuos function $f(x)$ where $x \in [0,2]$, and the function $f(x)$ is $n$-th-order differentiable, for $n \in \mathbb{N}$ and $n>2$. Besides, we know that these ...
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Problem with Taylor (asymptotic) expansion of hyperbolic functions at infinity

(Note: I chose a general title, because I believe this discussion will be applicable to all other hyperbolic functions having an asymptote at infinity, but I will specifically be focusing on ...
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Approximating $\sqrt{101}$ using Taylor series methods

I'm trying to approximate $\sqrt{101}$ using the Taylor series for the function $f(x)=\sqrt{x}$ centered at the point $x=100$. I need to obtain an approximation that is within $0.01$ of the correct ...
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Having trouble calculating approximations using Taylor polynomials

I have a problem to approximate $\sqrt{1.06}$ using a third degree Taylor polynomial. The way I learned was to pick a center that we would know the answer to that is close to the value we're trying ...
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Taylor expansion of ln(1+x)

Find the Taylor expansion of $\ln(1+x)$ around $x=0$. I calculated: $f'(0)=1, f''(0)=-1, f'''(0)=1$, etc. $$T(3)=f(0)+f'(0)(x-0)+f''(0)(x-0)^2+f'''(0)(x-0)^3=0 + 1x-\frac{1}{2}x^2+\frac{1}{6}x^3$$ ...