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# Further Maths Help watch

1. Anyone fancy explaining Maclaurin and Taylor series to me? It's going straight over my head.
2. Its an expansion of any f(x)

a maclaurin series is just a taylor series where a=0 i.e. the expansion is centred (most accurate) around 0

To expand f(x) into a taylor series form simply follow the expansion formulea much as you would with the binomial expansion.

The expansion contains many f'(a) and F'''(a) and derivitives such as that which makes it slightly more tricky than binomial expansions
3. Do you struggle with questions such as
f(x) = sinx
expand into a taylor series with acending powers of (x+3)

or the ones that come as a solution to a differential equation?

The idea is you get numbers for f(a), f'(a), f''(a), f'''(a) (however many terms it asks for in the question)
and place them into the taylor expansion formulea
4. The first type of question, mainly. Cheers for your help its started to go in a bit more now.
5. (Original post by SN-RAVER)
The first type of question, mainly. Cheers for your help its started to go in a bit more now.
attached is a quick version (lacking a bit of rigour) !!

hope it helps
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7. (Original post by H.C. Chinaski)
attached is a quick version (lacking a bit of rigour) !!

hope it helps
reaally useful explanation cheers for that

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