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### Roots of truncations of $ e^x - 1$

During a talk I was at today, the speaker mentioned that if you truncate the Taylor series for $e^x - 1$, you'll get lots of roots with nonzero real part, even though the full Taylor series only has ...

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### Integral representation of higher order derivatives

I'm quite curious about the following phenomena, that still puzzle me although I have a proof, and I'd be really glad if someone may shred some light, showing an interpretation or a generalization. I ...

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### Why is $ \frac{\pi^2}{12}=\ln(2)$ not true?

This question may sound ridiculous at first sight, but let me please show you all how I arrived at the aforementioned 'identity'.
Let us begin with (one of the many) equalities established by Euler:
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### power series of the reciprocal… does a recursive formula exist for the coefficients. [closed]

Hello
If $f(x)=\sum _{n=0}^{\infty } b_nx^n$, and $\frac{1}{f(x)}=\sum _{n=0}^{\infty } d_nx^n$. Then the coefficients of the reprical of f can be written down. The first few terms are:
$d_0 = \...

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### What's an example of a function whose Taylor series converges to the wrong thing?

Can anyone provide an example of a real-valued function f with a convergent Taylor series that converges to a function that is not equal to f (not even locally)?

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### Estimate for tail of power series of exponential function?

I would like to have an estimate for the infinite series
$$
\sum_{k=B}^\infty \frac{A^k}{k!},
$$
where $A$ is a large positive quantity and $B$ is just a little bit bigger than $A$, namely, $B = A + C ...

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### What characterizes rational functions with nonnegative integer Taylor coefficients?

I believe that there is a statement along the following lines (I would, of course, love to be corrected): a formal power series is the Taylor expansion of a rational function if and only if the ...

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### Laurent expansion of inverse of vandermonde determinant

I wish to find the coefficients of the Laurent expansion of the inverse of the Vandermonde determinant, that is, the Laurent expansion at 0 of
$$\prod_{1\leq i<j \leq n}(x_j-x_i)^{-1}.$$
We can ...

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### Taylor series coefficients

This question arose in connection with A hard integral identity on MATH.SE.
Let
$$f(x)=\arctan{\left (\frac{S(x)}{\pi+S(x)}\right)}$$
with $S(x)=\operatorname{arctanh} x -\arctan x$, and let
$$f(x)=\...

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### A function with positive decreasing Taylor coefficients?

The function $\frac{x}{\ln(1-x)}$ has a Taylor series $-1+c_1x+c_2x^2+\cdots$ and I want to show $c_1>c_2>\cdots>0$. More generally, is there a result about how a function has positive Taylor ...

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### References on Taylor series expansion of Riemann xi function

I am looking for the references on Taylor series expansion of Riemann xi function at $\frac{1}{2}$.
$$ \xi (s)=\sum_0^{\infty}a_{2n}(s-\frac{1}{2})^{2n}$$
where
$$a_{2n}=4\int_1^{\infty}\frac{d[x^{3/...

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### An interesting calculation of derivative

I was trying to get the probability distribution $p(n)$ from a generating function $G(s)$ like this:
$G(s) = e^{a(s-1)^2}=\sum s^np(n)$
I need first to do Maclaurin expansion of the exponential and ...

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### Using Weierstrass’s Factorization Theorem

I am trying to factorize $\sin(x)\over x$ which by Taylor series expansion and using the roots is $$a \cdot \left(1 - \frac{x}{\pi} \right) \left(1 + \frac{x}{\pi} \right) \left(1 - \frac{x}{2\pi} \...

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### Szegő curve for partial sum of Taylor series of Riemann $\Xi(z)$ function

I am sorry that this is long post. But it might be of interest to you.
This post is related to zeros of partial sum of Taylor series of $e^x-1$.
Entire functions $e^z$, $\cos(z)$, and $\sin(z)$ can ...

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### Closed form of a type of generalised exponential functions

Let a generalised exponential function exp_{m,n} (I'm not sure if this notation is already used by anything else) be defined as such, for n a positive integer and m between 0 and n-1 (inclusive):
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### Lower Bounds for the Roots of Polynomials

I'm interested in the "size" of the roots of a sequence of Taylor Polynomials of an entire function.
For example, consider $\mathrm f(z) = \mathrm e^z$. The Taylor Polynomials, or $k$-jets, are
$$\...

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### An apparently simple question (behaviour at infinity of a power series)

Let $(a_n)$ be a sequence of real numbers, and suppose that the real power series (function) $S(x):=\sum_{n=0}^{\infty} a_n x^n$ converges for every $x\in\mathbb{R}$.
$\mathbf{Question}$: Suppose ...

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### Converse of the taylor's theorem in Banach Spaces

I would like to known if the following converse of the taylor's theorem is true:
Let $E$, $F$ Banach spaces, and $f:E\rightarrow F$ continuous. Suppose there are $k$ continuous functions $T_i: E \...

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### about power series for iterated logarithms

The question is motivated by this one. It turned out (see my comment there) that the coefficients of the Taylor series for $\log\log x$ at $x=e$ have nice combinatorial description from Sloane's ...

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### Properties of signomial Functions in one variable

I am interested in functions of the form: \sum_{j=1}^\infty a_j x^{p_j} where p_j can be any non-negative real number. Wikipedia has informed me that this is a subset of the signomial functions, but ...

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### nonlinear delay differential equation

Consider the delay differential equation:
$ y_x(x) = \sqrt{y(x-\bar{x})} $
where $y$ is the unknown function of $x$, and where $\bar{x}$ is a fixed parameter.
This equation does not seem to have a ...

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### Approximate the square root of (1-X) efficiently through (nested) products

Currently, I encountered a problem of approximating the following
series:
$$
(I-X)^{-\frac{1}{2}}=I+\frac{1}{2}X+\frac{1\cdot3}{2\cdot4}X^{2}+\frac{1\cdot3\cdot5}{2\cdot4\cdot6}X^{3}+\ldots
$$
where ...

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### why can't taylor series capture memory effects? [closed]

I am trying to understand when to use Volterra series.I found this on wikipedia 'The Volterra series is a model for non-linear behavior similar to the Taylor series. It differs from the Taylor series ...

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### derivatives of composite function [closed]

There's a formula for the $n$th derivative of a composite function $f(g(x))$ - it's called Faa di Bruno's formula - but I'm not really interested in the formula but in the proof given in the book of ...

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### Numerical Computation of arcsin and arctan for real numbers [closed]

I'm coding some numerical methods and I do not know what the correct analysis would be for choosing the implementation for $arcsin$ and $arctan$ for real numbers. Here's what I know:
Both functions ...

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### Padé approximation - usability in iterative algorithms

Firstly, I have to say that I don't understand Padé approximation well.
But I discovered that, it is more precise than Taylor series.
I have to create approximation for these functions: Log(x) and ...

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### Zeros of partial sums of $(1+z)/(1-z)$ near $z=-1$

Let $p_n(z)$ be the $n^\text{th}$ partial sum of the Maclaurin series for $f(z) = (1+z)/(1-z)$. For large $n$ the zeros of $p_n$ appear to avoid the point $z=-1$:
Figure: Zeros of $p_{40}$ and the ...

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### An algebraic equation question [closed]

My question is this:
If $\frac{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(p_i + 1)}}{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(m_i + 1)}} = e ^\beta$
can I find an expression (either exact or approximate) for $\frac{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^...

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### Approximation:- Algorithmic considerations

Hello
I want to approximate a function $f$ on $(a,b)$. The function is singular at the points $a$ and $b$, however I have asymptotic expansions at these points. I can also construct Taylor ...

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### Taylor expansion convergence relation to power-spectrum

Is there some connection between the power-spectrum of a real function $f:\mathbb{R}\to\mathbb{R}$ (that is, its Fourier transform) and the convergence radius of its Taylor expansion around arbitraty $...

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### Taylor's series for Lie groups

Let $G_1$ and $G_2$ be two (matrix) Lie groups, with $L(G_1)$ and $L(G_2)$ their respective Lie algebras.
I am interested to know if there is a well developed theory to approximate a (sufficiently) ...

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### Series approximation(s) of a difficult recursive equation

New user here. I'm working on trying to get asymptotic solutions to the following recursive function:
$f(r)=\frac{1}{r-k}\lgroup\sqrt{\frac{2}{k^2-1}}+\sqrt{\frac{1}{2k^2-1}}\rgroup$ (Eqn. 1)
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### Positive, Uni-modal, Log-concave Combinatorics

We define a sequence, $\{a_n\}_{n=0}^\infty$, to be a uni-modal sequence if for some $m$, $$a_0<a_1<\cdots<a_m,\ \ \ \ a_m>a_{m+1}>a_{m+2}>\cdots.$$
We define a sequence, $\{a_n\}_{...

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### aproximate sum involving binomial coefficients

I have the problem for computing the j-derivative of a logarithm, with $j\gg1$
\begin{equation}
c_j=\left.\frac{\partial^j}{\partial s^j}\log\left(1+Ae^s+Be^{2s}\right)\right|_{s=0},
\end{equation}
...

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### method for getting function from power series/perturbation series

is there any definite method or algorithm,software to get exact function or expression from series.e.g we get series solution of differential equation and we want exact expression rather than ...

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### A nonlinear initial-boundary value problems with Taylor expansion of parameter [closed]

Let $u(x,t; \epsilon)$ satisfy the nonlinear initial boundary value problem
$$
u_{tt} = (u_{x} + u_{x}^3)_{x} + u_{xxt}, \space 0 \lt x \lt 1
$$
$$
u(0,t) = 0 \\
u(1,t) = 0 \\
u(x,0) = \epsilon f(x) \...

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### Generating a series representation for the inverse of the operator $f(f)$

I am considering the following problem:
Suppose you are given a function $u: C \rightarrow C$, find a function $g$ such that $g(g) = u$ (Let's assume that such a function exists). And by "find", I ...

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### Properties and name of some polynomials

I have encountered in a problem some polynomials given by $P_k(x) = \prod_{j=0}^{k-2} (kx-j)$. I need to understand if these polynomials are known, and if they have certain special properties, as ...

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### Estimate the scale of the power series with Poisson pdf/pmf-like terms

I would like to have an estimate for the series
$$P(t) = \sum\limits_{k = 0}^\infty (e^{-t}\frac{t^k}{k!})^m,$$
where $e$ is the base of natural logarithm, $k!$ is the factorial of the integer $k$, $t$...

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### Applying the ideas of power series to certain convolutions - which identities transfer?

Let's suppose I'm working with some set of functions $f_k(n)$. $f_1(n)$ is essentially the root of my functions, and could be nearly anything, and then $f_k(n) = (f_1(n) * f_{k-1}(n))$ for some ...

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### Higher order Approximation of Lie groups [closed]

Maybe the following is trivial or folklore, but I can't find any concrete proof of
the theorem, that higher order derivatives of Lie groups don't give any new information
above what is coded in its ...

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### construct a power series with infinitely many zeros in the complex plane, bounded coefficients???

Hi all.
I want to construct a power series $F(z)=\sum_{n=0}^\infty c_nz^n$ centered at zero and with finite radius of convergence in the complex plane, and which has infinitely many zeros (in its ...

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### Discrete Taylor's Formula in n dimensions [closed]

I am searching for discrete form of Taylor's formula in n dimensions. Please share the appropriate resources.

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### Can Convergence Radii of Padé Approximants Always Be Made Infinite?

I've found (as have others), that for some analytic functions, a Padé approximant of it has an infinite convergence radius, whereas its associated Taylor series has a finite convergence radius. $f(x)=...

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### Approximate $\mathbf{G}=(a\mathbf{H}+\mathbf{M})^+$ by Taylor expansion [closed]

Suppose we have a complex matrix $\mathbf{M}$. Let $\mathbf{M}^+=(\mathbf{M}^*\mathbf{M})^{-1}\mathbf{M}^*$ be the pseudo-inverse of $\mathbf{M}$, where $^*$ denotes the conjugate transpose. Let $\...

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### Inequality of Partial Taylor Series

Hi,
For a given $\theta < 1$, and $N$ a positive integer, I am trying to find an $x > 0$ (preferably the smallest such $x$) such that the following inequality holds:
$$\sum_{k=0}^{N} \frac{x^k}...

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### An integral form of sum $\sum_{n\geq 0} \frac{f^{(n)}(0) g^{(n)}(0)}{(n!)^2}$ for two real analytic at 0 functions? Fourier|Taylor series parallels

Thinking of parallels between Fourier series and Taylor series, you might find out that the integral $\frac 1 {2 \pi}\int\limits_0^{2 \pi} f(e^{it})\,\overline{g(e^{it})} \,dt=\langle f,\, g\rangle$ ...

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### Asymptotics to Taylor expansions?

I posted a question on MSE about approximating Taylor series but Despite a bounty I did not receive any answers or comments.
Maybe you guys can help.
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1440931/...

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### Determing signs of Taylor coefficients in entire functions

This is a continuation of Determining when combinatorial sums are zero
Suppose $f(x)$ is an entire function approximated by polynomials with only negative real zeros. Suppose further that $\{f^{(k)}(...

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### Series expansion with remaining $log n$

Hi,
I'm studying the asymptotic behavior $(n \rightarrow \infty)$ of the following formula, where $k$ is a given constant.
$$ \frac{1}{n^{k(k+1)/(2n)}(2kn−k(1+k) \ln n)^2}$$
I'm trying to do a ...