# Taylor Series without using the built-in MATLAB Taylor's Function

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[URGENT] Taylor Series without using the built-in MATLAB "Taylor's Function"

I have a MATLAB Test Tomorrow

Please teach me the MATLAB programming to solve Taylor & Maclaurin Series, without using the built-in MATLAB "Taylor's Function"

Please explain the procedure to solve them using the loops such as "while"
or other appropriate loops

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Hello,

Thank you for reaching out. I understand that you have a MATLAB test tomorrow and are looking for help with solving Taylor and Maclaurin series without using the built-in MATLAB "Taylor's Function". I am happy to provide some guidance on this topic.

To solve Taylor and Maclaurin series using MATLAB, we can use a loop such as "while" or "for" loop to iterate through the terms and calculate the series. The general formula for the Taylor series is:

f(x) = f(a) + f'(a)(x-a) + (f''(a)/2!)(x-a)^2 + (f'''(a)/3!)(x-a)^3 + ...

Where a is the center point of the series and f'(a), f''(a), f'''(a), etc. are the derivatives of the function evaluated at a.

To solve this using a loop, we can first define the function and its derivatives at a using symbolic variables in MATLAB. For example, if we want to calculate the Taylor series for the function f(x) = sin(x) at a = 0, we can define the function and its derivatives as follows:

syms x
f = sin(x);
f1 = diff(f, x); %first derivative
f2 = diff(f1, x); %second derivative
f3 = diff(f2, x); %third derivative
%and so on for higher derivatives

Next, we can set up a loop to calculate the terms of the series. We can use the "while" loop to iterate through the terms until we reach a desired accuracy or number of terms. For example, if we want to calculate the series up to the 5th term, we can use the following loop:

n = 0; %counter for terms
sum = 0; %variable to store the sum of the series
term = 1; %variable to store the current term
accuracy = 0.0001; %desired accuracy
while abs(term) > accuracy %loop until the absolute value of the term is smaller than the desired accuracy
term = (subs(f, a) * (x-a)^n) / factorial(n); %calculate the current term using the general formula
sum = sum + term; %add the term to the sum
n = n + 1; %increase the counter by 1
end

Finally,

## 1. What is a Taylor Series?

A Taylor Series is a mathematical representation of a function as an infinite sum of terms, each representing the derivative of the function evaluated at a specific point.

## 2. How do you calculate a Taylor Series?

To calculate a Taylor Series, you need to know the function and the point around which you want to expand the series. Then, you use the formula: f(x) = f(a) + (x-a)f'(a) + (x-a)^2f''(a)/2! + (x-a)^3f'''(a)/3! + ...

## 3. What is the purpose of a Taylor Series?

The purpose of a Taylor Series is to approximate a function with a polynomial that is easier to work with. It is especially useful for solving differential equations and evaluating functions at values that are not easily calculable.

## 4. How accurate is a Taylor Series?

The accuracy of a Taylor Series depends on the number of terms used in the series. Generally, the more terms included, the more accurate the approximation will be. However, for some functions, the series may not converge and therefore may not accurately represent the function.

## 5. How is a Taylor Series different from a Maclaurin Series?

A Taylor Series is an expansion of a function around any point, while a Maclaurin Series is a special case of a Taylor Series where the expansion is around x = 0. Essentially, a Maclaurin Series is a Taylor Series with a = 0.

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