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Homework Help: What is a Leading Correction?

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data


    2. Relevant equations

    What is a leading correction?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I easily proved the limits, however I do not know what a "leading correction" is. I googled it and I can't seem to find a precise definition.
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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2

    rude man

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    "Leading" is apparently used by the Brits and their colonies [OK, FORMER colonies :-) ] for "first-order" .

    Like, sin x = x - x^3/3! is the leading correction to sin x = x.
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