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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A Taylor expansion of $F(x+f(x))$ when $f(x)$ is small

Let's suppose I have a function $F(x)$ and an invertible function $f(x)$. Denote $y=f(x)$ and $u=x+y$. Does the following Taylor expansion (up to two terms) centered at $y=0$ make sense? $$ ...
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Calculate the Taylor series of $f(x) =\ln( 1 -x +x^2) $ and the domain of convergence

I just stuck at the following exercise: Show that the function f has a Taylor series and calculate it, with $x_0 = 0$. $$ f(x) = \ln{(1-x+x^2)}$$ Because I already know the Taylor series from ...
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Determing taylor series from other series

Consider $\cos(x)$ and $\cos(3x^2)$. How to determine the latter's Taylor series from the formers at $a = 0$? I'd write $$\cos{x} = \sum_0^\infty (-1)^n\frac{x^{2n}}{(2n)!}$$ Now, I could just ...
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Does $o(|x-a|^n)$ approximation by a polynomial imply existence of derivatives?

While reviewing the topic of Taylor expansion, I've noticed that while in all statements about the $n$th order Taylor polynomial of $f:\mathbb R \to \mathbb R $, it's always assumed that $f\in C^n$, ...
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Compute limit using Taylor's expansion

Using Taylor’s expansion, prove that the following limit exists and compute it. $$\lim_{x \to 0}\left(\frac {x^2}{\frac {1}{1-x} - e^x}\right)$$ In this if I am using the taylor series expansion ...
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Order $n^{r-1}$ approximation of product given order $(\frac{1}{n^2})$ approximation of terms

I have that $|a_n - (1+\frac{r}n)| \leq \frac c{n^2}$, for $c$ a constant, and am attempting to show that there exist constants $C < \infty$ and $K > 0$ such that the product $b_n = ...
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Calculating Lagrange error of a Taylor polynomial approximation

So I am slightly confused when it comes to finding the error of a Taylor series approximation. I know the equation is : $ E_n(x)=\frac M {(n+1)!}(x-a)^{n-1} $ where a is the point that it is ...
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Complex number, series representation

Show that for any finite value of $z$ $$e^z=e+e\sum_{n=1}^\infty \frac{(z-1)^n}{n!}$$ For $z=1$ $$f(z)=f(z_0)+\sum f^{(n)}(z_0)\frac{(z-z_0)^n}{n!}$$ equality is checked, but I do not know how to ...
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Find the integer $'n'$ for which the given limit is a finite non-zero number.

Find the integer $'n'$ for which the given limit is a finite non-zero number. $$\lim_{x\to 0} \cfrac{\cos^2 x -\cos x -e^x \cos x + e^x - \frac{x^3}{2}}{x^n}$$ I'm almost blind regarding ...
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Mc Lauren - Runge Kutta relationship [duplicate]

my question is quite easy(I think). I understand how to apply 4th order Runge Kutta and understand the principle of taylor series (the Mc lauren to be precise) . But I cannot fully understand how the ...
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Easy way to remember Taylor Series for log(1+x)?

Assuming $|x|<1$, if one can easily remember that $$ \dfrac{1}{1-x}=\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}x^{n} $$ then it's easy to mentally derive the following \begin{eqnarray*} \mbox{log}(1-x) & = & ...
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Taylor expansion $\ln(1+x+x^2)$ about $x=0$

Is it applicable to use the taylor expansion of $\ln(1+t)$ here and say $t=x+x^2 $ or do I have to take the derivatives?
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Confusion regarding term in taylor series expansion for dy/dx=f(h)

I start by considering a differential equation $\frac{dy}{dt}=f(y), y(t_0)=y_0$ and using a step size of $\frac{h}{n}$ where h is any arbitrary constant. The 1st step in Euler method will be ...
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Taylor Expansion of Composition of Functions

I have in my lecture notes that $$f(g(x+h))-f(g(x))\approx f'(g(x))\left(g(x+h)-g(x)\right)+f''(g(x))(g(x+h)-g(x))^2$$ He explained can found via taylor expansion, but I try to expand it and am not ...
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Determine the Taylor Series for $(1+x)^n$ about $x=0$

Having trouble solving this. I get to expanding to this: $$1^n + n(1^{n-1})\cdot\frac {x!}{1!}+n(n-1)\cdot 1^{n-2} \cdot \frac {x^2}{2!} +n(n-1)(n-2)\cdot 1^{n-3}\cdot \frac {x^3}{3!}\dots$$ Where do ...
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How do i expand/simplify this quadratic (or quartic?) equation

I'm having trouble doing the following question, was wondering if anyone was able to lend a hand, would be greatly appreciated as i'm not too sure where to start or how to go about this. The ...
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Taylor Series Formulae

How are the two following forms of the Taylor expansion equivalent? The one I've learnt is $$f(x+h)=f(x)+hf'(x)+\frac{h^2}{2!}f''(x)+...$$ But I've now come across the version $$ ...
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Taylor polynomial manipulation

Find $\sum_{k=1}^\infty\frac{(-1)^{k+1}x^k}{k}$ This is in a section in my book on Taylor polynomials/Taylor series so I assume we have to find some way to manipulate Taylor polynomials to get this. ...
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Maclaurin Series Approximation of $\sin{x}$

Use first ten terms of the Maclaurin series for $\sin{x}$ to find an approximation to the values of both $\sin{\left(\frac{6\pi}{7}\right)}$ and $\sin{\left(\frac{20\pi}{7}\right)}$? One can say that ...
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Estimate $\int^1_0 e^{-x^2}\, dx$

Estimate $\int^1_0 e^{-x^2}\, dx$ This is in a section on Taylor series so I would assume that is how it should be solved. I started by using the Taylor series formula for $e^x$ replacing $x$ with ...
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Using Taylor series find derivatives of arctan(x)

Using Taylor series for $arctan(x)$, find $f^{(5)}(0)$ and $f^{(6)}(0)$ for $f(x)=arctan(x)$ I figure for this problem I compare the general Taylor series formula to the Taylor series for $arctan(x)$ ...
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Are there only a few 'universally convergent' Taylor Series?

The taylor series for $sin(x)$, centered at any point, converges for all x. The taylor series for $e^{x}$ and $cos(x)$ do as well. Thus, taking an algebraic function of these (without division) ...
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Can this expression of e be simplified?

Using the maclaurin expansions of coshx and sinhx I came up with $e^x = \sum_{n=0}^\infty$${x^{2n}(2n+1+x)}\over {(2n+1)!}$ Plugging in $x=1$ I got: $$e = \sum_{n=0}^\infty {2(n+1)\over (2n+1)!}$$ ...
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Taylor series of $\ln x$ at $x=e$

Like in the title, I need to find taylor series of $\ln (x)$ at $x=e$ I was thinking about changing $\ln (x)$ to $\ln (x-e+e)$ but it lead me to nowhere.
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Find the value of $a$, $b$ and $c$ for the given limit.

Question - Find the values of $a$, $b$ and $c$ so that $$ \lim_{x\to 0} \cfrac{ae^x - b\cos x +c e^{-x} }{x\sin x} = 2 $$ This is what I've tried yet : For $ x\to 0 $ the numerator must also ...
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What is the Taylor series for the function $f(x)=\cos(x)$ centered at $a=(-\pi/4$)? [duplicate]

The title is the extent of the problem. It is a problem from my Calculus II practice test that I am having trouble solving.
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Help please with finding the equation and pattern of Taylor Series. (2 problems I have attempted down below).

I didn't want to ask twice so I combined both of my questions together. I have just started on Taylor Series, and I'm not very good at figuring out patterns. First Question Find Taylor Series for ...
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How can I make a series expansion of $F(x) = \int_0^x \exp -{(t^2)}\ dt$?

$$F(x) = \int_0^x \exp -{(t^2)}\ dt$$ We need to find the series expansion for $F(x)$. I tried differentiating $F(x)$ but couldn't establish certain pattern so that Taylor series formation may help.. ...
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Find the three non zero terms of the Maclaurin expansion and the radius of convergence of the following function: $f(x)=(4-x)^{1/2}$

Find the first three non zero terms of the Maclaurin expansion and the radius of convergence of the following function: $$f(x)=(4-x)^{1/2}$$ First I found the following to be: $$f(0)=2$$ ...
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How would I set up the Taylor's Inequality to prove that the function is equal to its Taylor Series expansion?

How would I set up the Taylor's Inequality to prove that the function $f(x) = \frac{1}{x}$ is equal to its Taylor Series expansion centered at $x=1$? I've done the Taylor series expansion, but ...
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Expansion of gamma function

The lecturer wrote down $\Gamma(x-2)=-\frac{1}{2x}+\cdots$ , but I can't figure out where this comes from? It needs to be in this form so that I can cancel the $x$ with the expansion of another ...
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Linear Algebra, multiplication of Tensor by vector by vector.

I am deriving some equations and need to know the correct mathematical notation for opening up the brackets of an equation with the following variables: tensor $A \in$ ${\mathbb R}^{l \times l \times ...
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How to find the order of accuracy of this implicit RK method (using Taylor series)?

I want to get the order of accuracy (local truncation error - LTE) of this implicit 2-step method. The first step is Backward Euler to determine an approximation to the value at the midpoint in time, ...
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Same Expansion for Different Functions! What's Wrong?

We know, the function $arctan(x)$ is defined as the real number $y$ such that $tan(y)=x$ and $-\frac{\pi}{2}\leq y\leq\frac{\pi}{2}$ From this definition we can derive the well-known ...
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Taylor series of f(x + a) becomes exponential

In my symmetries of classical mechanics course we have looked at taylor expansions. Our notes claim that; $$ f(x + a) = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{n!} f^{(n)}(x)a^n ≡ \exp{\left( a ...
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Solve a high order polynomial equation in $x$ in the limit $n\rightarrow\infty$

A bit of background. I did a high order WKB theory to calculate the eigenvalues of a potential. The eigenvalues, $E$, are, of course, real since they correspond to a physical problem. My final answer ...
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limit involving a Taylor Polynom

Let $I \subset \mathbb{R}$ be an interval, and let $f: I \to \mathbb{R}$ be a function that's at least n-times differentiable. It needs to be shown that if a polynomial $P(x)$ is of degree $≤ n$, and ...
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Maclaurin series expansion for $e^{-1/x^2}$

I am currently extremely confused on how to proceed with the Maclaurin series expansion for my current function. I got my derivatives and I got my formula, however, plugging them in gives me a ...
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How do I make a Maclaurin series expansion faster?

Suppose I want to approximate to e using the Maclaurin series. In this case, increased accuracy comes with at trade off of computation time. How do I make the Maclaurin series expand faster/ using a ...
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Taylor series help showing expansion

Can someone explain to me why this is wrong, and what I should be doing? I think my method of taking derivatives and pluging in the given value is incorrect.
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Taylor series and Maclaurin series problems

I'm currently working on these two problems, and I'm getting really confused with them. Can someone walk me through them? Find the Maclaurin Series for $f(x)=\cos\left(\sqrt x\right)$ and use ...
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Develop the Taylor series of $\ln(z^2-5z+6)$ in $z=0$

Also, determine the radius of convergence. $\ln$ is the principal branch of the complex logarithm. What I've tried is splitting the function into $\ln(z-3)+\ln(z-2)$ and then finding the formula for ...
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How to fastest approximate definite integrals

I know that a definite integral is a limit of Riemann sums. So if one wanted to estimate a definite integral (because one might not be able to find an antiderivative), then one can just take enough ...
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Compute radius of convergence and the first three coefficients of a function

Let $\displaystyle f(z) = \frac{z+1}{(2z+1)(1+ \sin z)}$, with serie expansion $\sum_{n=0} ^\infty a_n z^n$ around zero. Now I want to compute the radius of convergence and the first three ...
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Taylor expansion of the solutions of the equation $1-4 \cos(\frac{1}{x})+8x \sin(\frac{1}{x})=0$

In following article, I give an example of a function whose derivative at 0 is equal to 1 but which is not increasing near 0. The function is: $$\begin{array}{l|rcl} f : & \mathbb{R} & ...
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The even-numbered coefficients of the Maclaurin series of $ \frac{1}{\cos(x)} $ are odd integers.

Let’s consider $ G(z) \stackrel{\text{df}}{=} \dfrac{1}{\cos(z)} $ as the exponential generating function of the sequence of Euler numbers. How can one prove that in the Maclaurin series of $ G $, $$ ...
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Reasoning behind method of steepest descent

I am considering the method of steepest descent from my notes. I have written that $$\int_a^b dx e^{g(x)} \sim e^{g(x_0)} \int_{\infty}^{\infty}dx \exp \left[-\frac{1}{2}(x-x_0)^2|g^"(x_0)|\right] ...
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Two variables Taylor's expansion

I guess that Taylor's expansion about $(0,0)$ is useful for finding value of $\dfrac{\partial^{4n}}{\partial x^{2n}\partial y^{2n}} \left (\dfrac{1}{1+x^2+y^2}\right)(0,0) $. How can it do?
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Estimate $\ln\left( 1.04^{0.25} + 0.98^{0.2} -1 \right)$ with 2D Taylor

I need to estimate $\ln\left( 1.04^{0.25} + 0.98^{0.2} -1 \right)$ with a Taylor approximation of a two variable function (i.e. x and y). Eventually I managed to pull the (presumably) correct ...
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Find $\lim\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{(1+3x)^{1/3}-\sin(x)-1}{1-\cos(x)}$

I would like to find using Taylor series : $$\lim\limits_{x \to 0} \frac{(1+3x)^{1/3}-\sin(x)-1}{1-\cos(x)}$$ So I compute the taylor series of the terms at the order $1$ : $(1+3x)^{1/3}=1+x+o(x)$ ...