# Taylor series expansion and the radius of convergence

Hello I have some problems concerning Taylor series.

Given the function $$f(x)=e^{\sin{x}}$$

I concluded that the Taylor series expansion would be

$$f(x) = \sum^\infty_{n=0}\frac{1}{n!}f^{(n)}(x)(x-x_0)^n$$ But Wolfram wrote a much simpler form

$$f(x)=\sum^\infty_{n=0}\frac{\sin^k{x}}{k!}$$

My question is: how come? Secondly, could somebody explain to me how to get the second sum's radius of convergence?

Thank you very much for your time!

• You might need to revise your conception of what a Taylor series is saying: the factor $f^n(x)$ should probably read $f^{(n)}(x_0)$ (thus, two mistakes).
– Did
Mar 8 '14 at 15:42
• @Did of course you're right - I didnt write the parentheses and followed my previous statement mindlessly - edited Mar 8 '14 at 15:45
• Worlfram's series, while equal to your function $f$ (by series composition), is not a power series, so it isn't the Taylor series of anything, doesn't have a radius, etc. Mar 8 '14 at 15:49

Take in to major account Did's comment. If you properly apply the definition and build your series at $x=0$, you will obtain $$1+x+\frac{x^2}{2}-\frac{x^4}{8}-\frac{x^5}{15}-\frac{x^6}{240}+\frac{x^7}{90}+\frac{3 1 x^8}{5760}+O\left(x^9\right)$$
• Did you just write in $\LaTeX$? Congrats! Mar 9 '14 at 15:32