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**1. Homework Statement**

It seems that I'm a little bit lost about this exercise. It says: Find the taylors polynomial of third degree centered at the origin for [tex]z=\cos y \sin x[/tex]. Estimate the error for: [tex]\Delta x=-0.15,\Delta y=0.2[/tex].

So, I did the first part (the easy one), the taylors polynomial for z at (0,0) looks like this:

[tex]f(x,y)=x+\displaystyle\frac{1}{3!}(-x^3+3xy^2)+R_4((x,y),(0,0))[/tex]

Then I've found the expression for the error:

[tex]R_4=\displaystyle\frac{1}{4!}(\cos c_2 \sin c_1 x^4+4\sin c_2 \cos c_1 x^3y+6\cos c_2 \sin c_1 x^2y^2+4\sin c_2 \cos c_1 xy^3-\cos c_2 \sin c_1 y^4)[/tex]

Now, how do I estimate the error? I have to say that the error will be something like [tex]R_4\leq{}k[/tex], I have to find "k". Should I consider [tex]c_1=0.15, c_2=0.2[/tex]? How do I proceed from there?

Bye and thanks for posting!

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