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How to get (Taylor) series formula for arcosh?

  1. Nov 8, 2011 #1
    I'm looking at the series published @ Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverse_hyperbolic_function

    There is a series for arsinh, which I was able to derive with no problem - basically take the derivative of arsinh, which is a radical, then apply the general binomial expansion, which gives a series, from which successive derivatives can be determined, then do a Taylor series @ 0, which for every [ ( f(n) / n! ) xn ] term cancels out every term except the one that has the x power as 0, leaving only one term for each Taylor series term, resulting in the nice ordered series for arsinh. However, I can't seem to get something that appears to go in the direction of the series as presented @ Wikipedia.

    It appears that somehow if ( 1 / x ) is used instead of ( x ), then there is some type of series that is similar to that of arsinh (i.e., in the way that the series for cos & sin are related) with a strange ln ( 2 x ) term as well. I figure that there must be some underlying identity between arsinh & arcosh, that somehow related arsinh( x ) with arcosh( 1 / x ) and ln ( 2 x ) but I can't find it anywhere.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
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