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What makes the McLaren series for e^x so amazing?

  1. Feb 7, 2010 #1
    What makes the Maclaurin series for e^x so amazing?

    My teacher was talking about how the Maclaurin series for e^x is one of the most amazing concepts in mathematics but he wasn't able to extrapolate due to a lack of time. Anyone care to explain why this particular series is to magnificent?

    I understand this doesn't fall in the category of "homework help" but it's still a calculus "problem" regardless.


    EDIT: mgb, sorry about that, haha.
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2010
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  3. Feb 7, 2010 #2


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    It's the way of calculating almost all functions e,sin,cos etc.

    If you want to look it up - it's spelled "Maclaurin"
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