Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH103/April 2011/Question 07 (c)
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Question 07 (c) 

Find the Taylor series for the function . Write your answer in summation notation. (Hint: the Taylor series for may be helpful.) (Taylor series for ) 
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Hint 1 

The Taylor series for is . 
Hint 2 

The derivative of is . 
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Solution 1 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Using the fact that is the derivative of , we can use the Taylor series of to obtain the Taylor series of . Specifically, . Therefore, to find we multiply the taylor series for by the factor . That is . 
Solution 2 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The first solution assumes that the Taylor series for is not known in advance. The Taylor series for is known since it was given in the statement of a previous question. If the Taylor series for is known, then we can start the solution from the starting point . At this point, we multiply the sum by to obtain . 