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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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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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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Taylor polynomial to find an approximation

Use the Taylor polynomial of degree 5 to give an approximation for ln(2) This may seem really simple but I have no idea how to do it, please help.
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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/ Maclaurin Series: Solving for x

Hi guys I was wondering how to do this question. I'm not sure what method to use.
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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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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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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 ...
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Finding a Taylor Expansion for the following:

I have: $$\frac{1}{1-z}$$ for $z_0=i$. I have no idea how to do the Taylor Series expansion of this, around $z_0=i$, and then show it summation form. I have: $\frac{1}{1-z} = ...
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Find the Taylor expansion of $\frac{1}{x^2+2x-3}$ around $x=-1$.

Find the Taylor expansion of $\frac{1}{x^2+2x-3}$ around $x=-1$. What is its radius of convergence? So I write the fraction as $\frac{1}{(x-1)(x+3)}$ and what should I do now?
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Taylor Expansion of Inverse of Difference of Vectors

I am trying to derive the multipole moment of a gravitational potential, but I'm getting stuck on some math I believe. So basically the problem is finding the Taylor Expansion for ...
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Taylor series of mandelbrot bulb boundaries

What I am looking for is a way to find an approximation to the boundaries of hyperbolic components of the Mandelbrot set. I would like to be able to write a program to find the equations which ...
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Differences among Cauchy, Lagrange, and Schlömilch remainder in Taylor's formula: why is generalization useful?

I would like to know what really are the main differences (in terms of "usefulness") among Cauchy, Lagrange, and Schlömilch's forms of the remainder in Taylor's formula. Could you provide examples ...
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Taylor series Expansion

I'm a little confused as to what they are asking. all the examples of taylor series expansion I have seen use x instead and I'm not sure how I would go expanding these series.
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Taylor series of $(1-x)^b$ $_2F_1(a,b;c;x)$: when to stop?

Let $f(x)= (1-x)^b$ $_2F_1(a,b;c;x)$, where $0<x<1$ and $a=(K-1)d$, $b=K$, c=$Kd$ (with $a$, $b$ and $c$ are positive and $K>d$ ). I need to derive the Taylor series of the corresponding ...
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The Taylor coefficients of a function of the form $\exp\circ f$, where $f$ is a power series

Let $(a_1, a_2, \dots) \in \mathbb{R}^\infty$ be a fixed sequence of real constants, and suppose the rule $$ x \mapsto \sum_{n = 1}^\infty a_n x^n $$ defines a function from the nonempty open interval ...
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General form for series coefficient of Taylor series expansion of $(x+1)^{1/x}$

What is the general form for the series coefficients of Taylor expansion of $(x+1)^{1/x}$? The first few terms are as follows: $$e-\frac{e x}{2}+\frac{11 e x^2}{24}-\frac{7 e x^3}{16}+\frac{2447 e ...
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Taylor Series for $\frac{1}{1+e^z}$ and radius of convergence

I have done some manipulation and got that $$\frac{1}{1+e^z} = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{n!}{n!+z^n}$$ by the fact that: $$\frac{1}{1+e^z}= ...
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Differentiate a Differential equation

Given the Differential equation $y'=-2xy^{2}$. Find the derivative $\frac{d(y')}{dx}$! My approach, which is not correct according to Wolfram Alpha: Plugging in: ...
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Effective ways to calculate multivariable taylor expansion

I need to calculate first 20 members of taylor series for $e^{x^7+y^{11} \cos{(x^{10}+y^8})}$. Are there any ways except the terrible direct way.
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What is the connection between Taylor series and Chebyshev polynomials?

Can somebody help me find some historical references for the connection between Chebyshev polynomials and the Taylor series for sine and cosine functions? We know that Chebyshev polynomials are used ...
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Exponential function-like Taylor series: what is it?

I have a series $$1+ x+\frac{x^2}{2}+\frac{x^3}{4}+\frac{x^4}{8}...=1+\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{x^n}{2^{n-1}}$$ that looks an awful lot like a Taylor series of some kind. If the denominator of the ...
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Ring of Infinitely Differentiable Functions

Denote the ring $\text{C}^{\infty}$ i.e. infinitely differentiable functions from $\mathbb{R}\mapsto\mathbb{R}$. I have managed to prove that this ring is a Principal Ideal Domain. I must also prove ...
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Taylor expanion of exponential matrix

I've been reading about Lie groups, and came across the following expansion that left me confused: Let $$ A = e^{i\lambda X_a} \text{ and } B = e^{i\lambda X_b} $$ for matrices $X_a$ and $X_b$, and ...
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Errors and Taylor Polynomials

For $g(x)=x^{1/3}$, $a=1$, degree $3$ I found the Taylor polynomial: $$p_3(x) = 1 + (x-1)/3 - ((x-1)^2)/9 + (5(x-1)^3)/81$$ How do I use the error formula for the Taylor polynomial of degree 3 to ...
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Show by comparison with an appropriate geometric series that, $e^x-1<\left(\frac{2x}{2-x}\right)$ for 0<x<2.

Show by comparison with an appropriate geometric series that, $e^x-1<\left(\dfrac{2x}{2-x}\right)$ for $0\lt x\lt2$. Can anyone help me with this?
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Evaluating irrational values of functions with Taylor series

Calculate the following using Taylor expansion such that the error will be smaller than $10^{-3}$. $\tan 46^\circ$ $(31)^{1/5}$ My problem is that I don't know if I can avoid to use ...
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Approximating $e^{\frac 1 {10}}$ with Taylor expansion

Approximate $e^{\frac 1 {10}}$ such that the error won't be larger than $10^{-3}$. I tried to use the expansion for $e^x$ but the error is too large even beyond order 4. So I think the only ...
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Estimating the error of $\sin x \approx x-\frac {x^3}{6}$ for $|x|\le \frac 12$

Estimate the error of $\sin x \approx x-\frac {x^3}{6}$ for $|x|\le \frac 12$ It seems too easy so I just want to make sure: Since $f(x)-p(x)\le R(x)$ and $R_5(x)=\cos (c) \frac {x^5} {5!}$ So ...
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Compute the 100th Bernstein polynomial for $e^x$

I need to find $$B_3 e^x = \sum_{k=0}^{100} e^{k/100}\binom{100}{k} x^k (1-x)^{100-k}$$ I can rearrange this to find $$\sum_{k=0}^\infty e^{k/100} \left(\frac{100!}{k!(100-k)!}\right) ...
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Taylor Series Clarification

For $\sin(x)$, $e^x$, $\cos(x)$... When we are building the $n$-th taylor polynomial, why is it that we always evaluate the functions first $k$ derivatives at $x=0$? In my textbook when they were ...
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Bernoulli Number analog using Cosine

I know that Bernoulli Numbers can be found with the generating function $$\frac{x}{e^x-1}=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{B_n}{n!}x^n$$ I was wondering if any work has been done using a similar equation ...
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Simple vs compound interest rates and Taylor expansion

I am having trouble deciphering a portion from my finance text. Let $i = \text{interest rate}$, $n = \text{Some arbitrary time period}$ and $C = \text{Cash invested}$ And also $C(1+i)^n$ ...
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Find a power series for this function

$$f'(x) = 2xf(x) + 4x$$ I need to find the power series for $f(x)$, any hints on how this should be approached?
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Proving substitution rule of taylor series

Given $f, g$ which are both nth differential-able. How do I show that $f(g)$ is also nth differentai-able ? I tried using chain rule to calculate, but it seems like a mess. Then how can I show that ...
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why does this power series converges to sinh(x)?

given the infinite sum $$\sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{ x^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$$ of course, by ratio test, it converges for reals. I know that the answer is $\sinh(x)$ and I've seen how this is derived from its ...
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Prove that $\cos(x^2)$ is analytic at $x = 0$

I can't figure out how to go about showing any of the properties required for analytic with such a messy derivative. This is for my real analysis class and I just want to see for this example so that ...
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N'th coefficient of two taylor series

So, I'm taking a course in Analytic Combinatorics, and the author asserts without proof that the n'th coefficient of $z^n$ for the taylor (Around 0) expansion, for nonnegative integer values of r in ...
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Finding $\sum\frac{1}{2^n(n+1)}$

What is the sum of $$\sum_{n=0}^{\infty}\frac{1}{2^n(n+1)}$$ I've spent an insane amount of time on this problem. I checked on Wolfram and it gives $ln(4)$, which I assume you get from $2\ln(2)$. ...
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Taylor series of ln(1/(1-z)) around 0

One more taylor/maclurian series problem to which I know the answer of, I just have no idea how to get there (This is as a formal power series, so convergence is not an issue) $$\log \left(\frac 1 ...
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Evaluate $I=\int_{\gamma (0,1)}\frac{zdz}{(z^2-4z+1)^2}$ using Taylor's Theorem

I've shown that $f(z)=\frac{z}{(z^2-4z+1)^2}$ is holomorphic apart from at points $\alpha=2-\sqrt3$ and $\beta=2+\sqrt3$ and that the talyor coefficient of $g(z)=\frac{z}{(z-\beta)^2}$ centred at ...
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$\cos(x)$ approximation with taylor of second degree

There is an approximation to find $\cos(x)$ is $1 - x^2/2$, until $n = 2$ degree of Taylor, but I'm confuse how to find how good is its approximation, the one thing I know only I get its error is ...
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Expand a function in Maclaurin's series.

The function is given with: $$\ln(5\cos^{3}(x))$$ Need to be expanded: $$x^{4}$$ I have no idea what to do here and honestly, I don't really understand what a Maclaurin's series is. I know the ...
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function approximation using series

I was trying to approximate a function by another one using some kind of a series. Let $$ f(x) = m\cdot \left(1-\sqrt{\frac x2\biggm/\left(1+\frac x2\right)}\right) $$ I'm trying to approximate ...
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Taylor Series for $e^x(x^2 -x + 1)$

Find the Taylor Series for $e^x(x^2 -x + 1)$ about $x=0$. More importantly, find the COEFFICIENT (for nonzero terms) of the taylor series. The answer says: $$e^x(x^2 -x + 1) = 1 + ...
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For small x, Taylor Series to determine constants n and C in the approximation

cos(x) - e^(-(x^2)/2) I have tried writing the taylor expansion for cosine and e but do not know how to combine them in one. In addition to this, i do not know how to approach the problem whilst ...
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Taylor series of $x/(x^2-4x+5)$

I'm supposed to find the Taylor series of this function (I can choose to center it at any A I want): $$f(x)= x/(x^2-4x+5)$$ When I derivate, it only gets more and more confusing. How can I make any ...