# Second approximation

1. Dec 30, 2005

### electronic engineer

I have this algebraic term: (1+i)^-1 where i is very very small i<<<1

if we used second approximation what would it equal to?

2. Dec 30, 2005

### Tide

You can use the binomial expansion:

$$\frac {1}{1+i} = 1 - i + i^2 + \cdot \cdot \cdot$$

so in first approximation you have 1 and in second approximation 1 - i etc.