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Homework Help: Continuous and differentiable Of Cos

  1. Dec 2, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    how could i prove that cos x= sum (n=1 to 00) [((-1)^n) * x^(2n)/((2n)!)]
    is continuous and differentiable at each x in R

    2. Relevant equations
    the Taylor Expansion of cosine is the given equation

    3. The attempt at a solution
    basically i need to prove that the Taylor expansion of cos is differentiable and continuous. I think i need to use the Weierstrass M-test, however i could not figure out what M_n was, is there a different way to go about this one, or any suggestions for M_n
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  3. Dec 2, 2008 #2
    Re: Continuous and differentiable Of Cos more info

    Could I choose M_n to be something like this:

    Let x be any real number and let L be large enough that x is in [-L, L]. Then M_n=L^(2n)/(2n)! and then use the Ratio Test to show convergence the convergence of the sum of M_n.

    I think I could use the Ratio Test here, but I'm not sure how.
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