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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multivariable linearization

I have been asked to linearise the fallowing equilibrium points are phy=theta yaw=0 x,y,z=0 The idea I have using V'z as a model: -g+(kcm/m)(cos(phy)cos(thata)*voltages + ...
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How expand an equation in powers of two variables?

Let $$ \varphi=\int\frac{dr}{r^2\sqrt{\frac{1}{b^{2}}-\left(1-\frac{s}{r}\right)\frac{1}{r^{2}}}} $$ Is it possible to expand the above equation in powers of $\frac{s}{r}$?. I know that after ...
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Find the value of Taylor coefficient $a_5$ for the function $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$

Find the value for $a_5$ If $ \int_0^x (e^{-t^2}+\cos t) \, dt$ has the power series expansion $\sum_1^\infty a_nx^n$, then find $a_5$ up to three correct decimal places. I think it is a Taylor ...
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Maclaurin Series: Complex Analysis

Question: Use the representation $\sin z = \sum\limits_{n=0}^\infty (-1)^n\frac{z^{2n+1}}{(2n+1)!}$, $|z|<\infty$ to write the Maclaurin series for the function $f(z) = \sin z^2$ and point out how ...
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This one weird thing that bugs me about summation and the like

Most of us know $$\sum_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a+c_{a+1}...+c_{b-1}+c_b$$ Some of us know $$\prod_{n=a}^b c_n=c_a \cdot c_{a+1}...c_{b-1} \cdot c_{b}$$ A few of us know ...
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Taylor expansion of a power function

I was wondering about Taylor expansions of functions of the form $x^p$, where p is a real number, about $x = 0$. It seems clear how to do it about any other point, but what happens to the series as I ...
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What are Bernoulli numbers?

In my calculus class, my teacher said that if one was to try to calculate the maclaurin or taylor series of $\tan x$ by strictly using the definition , then you would run into many problems and your ...
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Calculate $\sqrt{5}$ using taylor series to the accuracy of 3 digit after the point $(0.5*10^{-3})$.

I need to calculate $\sqrt{5}$ using taylor series to the accuracy of 3 digit after the point $(0.5*10^{-3})$. I defined : $$f(x)=\sqrt{x}$$ Therefore : $$f'(x)=\frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}$$ ...
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At what points is the function $f(z) = \frac{1}{2+e^z}$ holomorphic?

I need to determine at which points this function is holomorphic. I attempted to use the Cauchy-Riemann equations, but that got too messy and so I'm trying to find another route. In the first part of ...
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find taylor series to fourth term

I'm wondering if there is faster method than just calculating derivatives with finding taylor series up to 4 term of function $\displaystyle f(x)=\frac{(1+x^4)}{(1+2x)^3(1-2x)^2}$
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How to find the Maclaurin series for $e^{-x^2}$

I don't know how to get $$1-x^2+\frac{x^4}{2!}-\cdots.$$ I think it is too complex, if not impossible, to just use the definition of Maclaurin series. Using the definition: consider the situation ...
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How do you prove that $\int_{1}^{n}\ln x \,dx \geq \sum_{i = 1}^{n}\ln i -\frac{\ln n }{2}$?

In Upfal's probability textbook Lemma 5.8, he tries to justify $\int_{1}^{n}\ln x \,dx \geq \sum_{i = 1}^{n} \ln i -\frac{\ln n }{2}$ with concavity of $\ln x$, I don't quite follow his argument, can ...
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How can I solve the integral in the error function $\mbox{erf}(x)$?

To get from this To this series I can't seem find the step-by-step solution anywhere.
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Multivariate Taylor Series

If $u(x,t)=\alpha + u_1(t)\xi(x,t)+\frac{1}{2}u_2(t)[\xi(x,t)]^2+...$ for small $\xi<0$ apparently $c(u)=c(\alpha)+\xi u_1(t)c'(\alpha)+ O(\xi^2)$ I assume their is some sort of taylor expansion ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Trigonmetric calculus, [duplicate]

Why is the macluaren representation for cos and sine in radians and not degrees, isnt the deravative on cos(x) and Sin(x) in both degrees and radians equaly -sin(x) and cos(x)?
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...