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Revelation about Taylor series and linear/quadratic approximations

  1. Apr 22, 2010 #1
    I don't have anyone else to ask. So I have to ask you guys. I learned about Taylor series, and then I went back and looked at linear and quadratic approximations, and they are Taylor series except only taken so far. I'm pretty much just looking for confirmation on my idea, it seems perfect.
     
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  3. Apr 22, 2010 #2

    Dick

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    Sure, a truncated Taylor series is a finite order approximation.
     
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