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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Finding $\lim_{x\to0} \frac{\sin(x^2)}{\sin^2(x)}$ with Taylor series

Evaluate $$\lim_{x\to0} \frac{\sin(x^2)}{\sin^2(x)}.$$ Using L'Hospital twice, I found this limit to be $1$. However, since the Taylor series expansions of $\sin(x^2)$ and $\sin^2(x)$ tell us that ...
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Function whose power series coefficients contain logarithms

Is there a function that can be expressed as a power series $$f(x)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty a_n x^n$$ whose coefficients $a_n$ are expressions containing $\log n$ or something similar?
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Asymptotic expansion on 3 nonlinear ordinary differential equations

The 3 nonlinear differential equations are as follows \begin{equation} \epsilon \frac{dc}{dt}=\alpha I + \ c (-K_F - K_D-K_N s-K_P(1-q)), \nonumber \end{equation} \begin{equation} \frac{ds}{dt}= ...
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Analytical way of describing centred difference coefficients

I am trying to find an analytical way to describe the finite difference coefficients of various degrees of accuracy of centred difference schemes that approximate the second derivative. For example, a ...
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Estimating the remainder of Taylor series written in Lagrange form

Given the function $$f(x) = \ln\left(\frac{1+x}{1-x}\right)$$ Show that the error $f(1/3) - T_n(1/3)$ is at most $55/7776$ My attempt Remainder Term = $[f^{(5)}(x) = 24/(1+x)^5 + ...
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Taylor Series of $\frac{1}{1-\cos x}$

The problem is, as the title suggests, to find the Power Series Expansion of $\frac{1}{1- \cos x}$ around $x=c$. What I've tried: Direct Computation: Derivatives get very ugly quickly, and don't ...
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Why does this infinite series equal one?

Why does $$\sum_{k=1}^\infty \binom{2k}{k} \frac{1}{4^k(k+1)}=1$$ Is there an intuitive method by which to derive this equality?
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How is the error term in the Taylor expansion of a function arrived at?

$f(x)= \sum_{k=0}^{n} \frac{f^k(a)}{k!}(x-a)^k + \frac{ f^{n+1}(c) }{ (n+1)! } (x-a)^{n+1} $ I have some trouble understanding this, as it seems to imply that $ \frac{ f^{n+1}(c) }{ (n+1)! } ...
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taylor series of ln(1+x)?

Compute the taylor series of $ln(1+x)$ I've first computed derivatives (upto the 4th) of ln(1+x) $f^{'}(x)$ = $\frac{1}{1+x}$ $f^{''}(x) = \frac{-1}{(1+x)^2}$ $f^{'''}(x) = \frac{2}{(1+x)^3}$ ...
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Tangent Line Approximation Using Taylor Series

I am new to Taylor series as a whole and was wondering if someone with a bit more background could validate my thought process in answering the following question. Question: Does the tangent line to ...
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taylor's formula in $\mathbb{R}^n$ as exponential of derivative operator

I hope this question is not too vague. There is some relationship between the formal operator $$e^\frac{d}{dx} = 1 + \frac{d}{dx} + \frac{1}{2!}\frac{d^2}{dx^2} + \ldots $$ and taylor's formula. ...
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Differentiating the Taylor expansion of $e^x$

It is well known that a) $\frac{d}{dx}\exp x = \exp x$ and b) $\exp x = \sum\limits_{n=0}^{\infty} \frac{x^n}{n!} = 1 + x + \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3} + ...$. Therefore, it should be possible to ...
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upper bound for the series $S (x) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{(x_n-n)^k}{k!}$ from $|x_n -(n+1)|\leq x$.

I've been trying to find a tight upper bound for the series $$S (x) = \sum_{k=1}^{\infty} \frac{(x_n-n)^k}{k!}$$ in terms of finite value $x\in \mathbb R$, where: 1- $\{x_n\}$ is a sequence of a ...
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Taylor series expansions of f(ax, y + dy)

I'm required to do a Taylor series expansion of $f(ax, y+ \delta y)$ where $a$ is a constant and $\delta y$ is an increment of $y$. How would it be done? This is probably a special case of the ...
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How do you answer these questions regarding the Taylor series method?

(a) Approximate $f'(x_0)$ and $f''(x_0)$ using the values $x_0-h$, $x_0$ and $x_0 + \alpha h$ $(0 < \alpha)$ by applying the Taylor series method. (b) Assuming $f(x)\in C^3$, evaluate the ...
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To show a power series is a Taylor series

Is it possible to prove if $f(x) = \sum_{n = 0}^\infty a_n(x - a)^n$ then the series is the Taylor series of $f$ without using complex analysis, as done here?
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Can we use taylor series to solve difficult equations (example with cos(x)=x)?

Well I saw that the curve of the taylor function series of $\cos(x)$ at $x=0$ marry (it's a french expression to say that is very very near) the curve of $\cos(x)$ between $x=0$ and $x=pi/2$ So if I ...
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Compute Taylor Series

For the question above I have done the first few Taylor series calculations; they are below. Now I am finding it difficult to transform these terms into a series. Every equation I come up with is ...
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please help me completing this proof (Lagrange remainder for Taylor formula)

I'm trying to prove that the remainder of a $n$-th grade Taylor formula is $$R_n=\frac{f^{(n+1)}(\mu) (x-x_0)^{n+1}}{ (n+1)!}$$ where $\mu$ is a value between $x$ and the centre $x_0$. For $n=1$ it ...
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Compute the first four terms of the Taylor Series

"By multiplying the appropriate Taylor series about $c=0$, compute the first four terms of the Taylor series about $c=0$ for $f(x)=e^{-x}\cos x$." Seems straightforward enough but when I break up ...
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Taylor expansion of $\frac{1}{1+x^{2}}$ at $0.$

I am trying to find the Taylor expansion for the function $$f(x) = \frac{1}{1+x^{2}}$$ at $a=0.$ I have looked up the Taylor expansion and concluded that it would be sufficient to show that ...
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Understanding the proof of Taylor's theorem

I'm trying to understand the proof of Taylor's theorem from here: I already made a question about the remainder part of the theorem and got an answer for it here: Remainder term in Taylor's ...
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Solution to curious infinite series

How exactly does one find a closed form to: $$ \sum_{i=0}^{\infty}\left[\frac{1}{i!}\left(\frac{e^2 -1}{2} \right)^i \prod_{j=0}^{i}(x-2j) \right]$$ When expanded it takes on the form $$1 + ...
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Remainder term in Taylor's theorem

I'm trying to understand the remainder in Taylor's theorem from this source: https://proofwiki.org/wiki/Taylor%27s_Theorem/One_Variable/Integral_Version I don't understand the very last parts of ...
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Aftermath of Cauchy's mean value theorem

Let $f(x)$ be a real-valued function defined on a closed interval [a, b], differentiable on the open interval (a, b) $n-1$ times. $x_0$ belongs to [a, b]. Suppose that we ...
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Question about Peano form of the remainder

Let $f(x)$ be a real-valued function defined on a closed interval [a, b], differentiable on the open interval (a, b) $n-1$ times. $x_0$ belongs to [a, b]. Suppose that we ...
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Finding the convergence radius of a complex laurent series

Find the maximal ring where the following series converges: $$\sum_{n=1}^\infty\frac{3^n+2^n}{(z-5)^n}+\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{n^2}{20^n}(z-5)^{2n}$$ I think that taking the minimum between the ...
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Taylor Series for $(1-x)^p$

Can anybody help me with the Taylor series for $(1-x)^p$? I have no idea how to do it. I know that: $(1-x)^{-1}=1+x+x^2+x^3+...$ Any help would be much appreciated.
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Taylor's expansion of the singular part of an analytic function

Assume $f$ is analytic on the annulus $R_1<|z-a|<R_2$. Assume $R_1<r<|z-a|$. Define $f_2$ by $$f_2(z)=\frac1{2\pi i}\int_{|x-a|=r}\frac{f(x)dx}{x-z}$$ $f_2$ is analytic on $|z-a|>r$. ...
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Taylor expansion of the electrostatic potential $1/\|\cdot \|$

I have stumbled over this problem several times in electrodynamics, and I just don't get the hang of it. The task is to do a Taylor expansion of $\,f(\vec{x},\,\vec{a}) = ...
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Algebraic Proof of Sum of Exponential Powers is Product of Exponentials

Can somebody provide a proof of the summation of powers law for the product of two exponentials, using only algebra and the Taylor series, no derivatives or calculus tricks?
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Convergence of Taylor series of $\sqrt{1-x}$

Concerning $$\sqrt{1-x} = \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \left[\prod_{j=1}^k \left(\frac{j-1-\frac{1}{2}}{j}\right)\right]x^k$$ the Taylor series about $x=0$. For $|x|< 1$ this series converges uniformly. ...
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How do you represent f(x+h) and f(x−h) as a Taylor series using the taylor series formula?

I know the answers are below, however i am not quite sure what to substitute as the "a" in the Taylor series formula. $f(x+h)=f(x)+f′(x)⋅h+\frac 12f′′(x)\cdot h^2+\cdots+\frac 1{n!}f^{(n)}(x) \cdot ...
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Re-expressing the Schrodinger Equation as a first order expansion.

I am reading an online text on quantum computing and the author expands and re-expresses the Schrodinger equation. I am not really sure as to the intermediate steps he used or what happened to the ...
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Conditions must satisfy $f: (a, b) \to \mathbb{R}$ so that its Taylor series converge to f itself. [duplicate]

I have a doubt. What conditions must satisfy $f: (a, b) \to \mathbb{R}$ so that its Taylor series converge to f itself.
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Prove an inequality (Using Taylor expansion)

Prove: $\frac{x}{1+x} < \ln(1+x) < x$. I thought a good practice would be to prove it using Taylor Expansion. Here's my try: $$\ln(1+x) = x - \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^3}{3}...$$ The n=1 ...
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What function does $\sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n3^n}$ represent, evaluated at some number $x$?

I need to know what the function $$\sum \limits_{n=1}^{\infty}\frac{1}{n3^n}$$ represents evaluated at a particular point. For example if the series given was $$\sum ...
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Interpreting higher order differentials

I'm trying to understand Taylor's Theorem for functions of $n$ variables, but all this higher dimensionality is causing me trouble. One of my problems is understanding the higher order differentials. ...
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Evaluating $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \arctan( a \sin x) \ dx$ using the Taylor expansion of $\arctan (x)$

I was wondering if it's possible to show that for $a >0$, \begin{align}\int_{0}^{\pi/ 2} \arctan (a \sin x) dx &= 2 \sum_{k=0}^{\infty} \frac{\left(\frac{\,\sqrt{\vphantom{\Large A}\,1 + ...
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How do I construct such a numerical method for solving ODE?

I am asked to expand $x(t+h)$ and $x(t+2h)$ around $t$ up to the rest term of the third order, find $A, B, C \in \mathbb R$ such that $$x'(t)=\frac{Ax(t)+Bx(t+h)+Cx(t+2h)}{h} + O(h^2)$$ and based on ...
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Taylor series of the function $f(x) = (1+x) ^{\frac{1}{x}}$

Good night!! I got this problem and I'd like to find all the mistakes in my statement. This is my prblem. Find the binomial coefficients of $f(x) = (1+x)^{\alpha}$, with $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$, and ...
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How to approximate the bounding region of a 2d differentiable mapping locally?

I have got a differentiable mapping $f:\Bbb R^2 \to \Bbb R^2$, Is the image of $f$ of a very small convex subset (e.g., a unit square) around any point, a bounded region? If it is bounded, can I ...
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Substituting for Taylor series

So my question is simple: Why is substitution valid? I mean it seems counter-intuitive to me mainly because of the chain rule. For example: The Taylor series of $e^{x^2}$ is simply done by ...
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Taylor polynomial, Peano form of the remainder of f(x) and its asymptote

Could someone help me complete this or check if my reasoning so far is correct? I'm stuck at finding the oblique asymptote: Write the Taylor polynomial and the Peano form of the remainder of $f(x) = ...
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Does $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \left[n\left(f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)-f\left(-\frac{1}{n}\right)\right)-2f'(0)\right]$ converge?

Let $f\in C^3([-1,1])$ Is the series $\sum\limits_{n=1}^\infty \left[n\left(f\left(\frac{1}{n}\right)-f\left(-\frac{1}{n}\right)\right)-2f'(0)\right]$ convergent? I'm trying to use Taylor's ...
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standard Taylor series using substitution

Find Taylor series using substitution about $0$ for $f(x)=\frac{125}{(5+4x)^3}$ by writing $\frac{125}{(5+4x)^3}=\frac{1}{(1+\frac{4}{5}x)^3}$? Determine a range of validity for this series.
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How to find the exponent $z$ of $(-1)^z$ for a patterned series of signed ones?

A question in Larson "Calculus" asks for the Taylor series centered at $\frac{\pi}{4}$ of $\cos(x)$. This expands to: $a_n = \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2} - \frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}(x - \frac{\pi}{4}) - ...
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A system of $n$ equations , how does it behave for growing $n$?

I read about the system of $n$ equations in the link below. I wonder how it behaves for growing $n$. Does it converge ? http://math.eretrandre.org/tetrationforum/showthread.php?tid=889 Here it is ...
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Taylor's Theorem Problem

This is from my engineering mathematics textbook. Is this version of taylor's theorem correct ? Successive Differentiation, Maclaurin's and Taylor's Expansion of Function $-147$ TAYLOR'S THEOREM ...
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Entire periodic $f(z)$ with more than 50 % of the derivatives $0$?

Im looking for a real-entire function $f(z)$ such that for any complex $z$ : $1) $$f(z+p) =f(z)$ With $p$ a nonzero real number. $2)$ $f(z)= 0 + a_1 z + a_2 z^2 + a_3 z^3 + ...$ where more than ...