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Physics 31: Homework #2 Due Thursday, January 31, 2008 Problem A: Use the first order Taylor approximation (1 + ² ) n 1 + n ² (for ² ¿ 1) to simplify the following expressions for the indicated limiting cases: (a) M m M + m for m ¿ M Hint: Factor out M from the numerator and denominator; that is, write M m = M (1 m / M ) and M + m = M (1 + m / M ). (b) 1
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2008 for the course PHYSICS 31 taught by Professor Hickman during the Spring '07 term at Lehigh University .

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