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Taylor Series

  1. Apr 13, 2005 #1
    I was wondering if someone can give me some tips for finding the taylor series of functions. For example this was a test question we had:

    Find the taylor series of f(x)=ln(x) about x=e

    I know how to start it off but I get confused halfway through and cant seem to figure out what to do. Are there some simple steps? Any help/tips will be appreciated.

    For me, this is the hardest section of Calc. II
     
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  3. Apr 14, 2005 #2

    dextercioby

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    There aren't really any advice here.You just make sure the function is analytical in that point,which,in this case is...

    So differentiate and write that series...

    Daniel.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2005 #3
    Find as much information as you can about f(x), usually f(e), f'(e) f''(e) if u can get that far. then find a pattern from there and write a series.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2005 #4

    dextercioby

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    Thankfully,the power function can easily differentiated any # of times,so this problem is really simple.


    Daniel.
     
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