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Homework Help: Help Determining which Maclaurin Series to use for this Problem

  1. May 4, 2014 #1
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    I came up with the function (1+x)^1/n and tried to derive a maclaurin series out o fit but to no avail, I can't determine what maclaurin series to use.

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  3. May 5, 2014 #2


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    Use the binomial series
  4. May 5, 2014 #3
    If you haven't already realized it, binomial coefficients can be generalized to take fractional values. Namely


    And furthermore, note that

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