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Taylor Series

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Unformatted text preview: 1, 1]. Then so is the function f (k+1) (x) g (x) =| | (k + 1)! DE Math 128 331 (B. Forrest)2 4.5. Introduction to Taylor Series CHAPTER 4. Sequences and Series The Extreme Value Theorem tells us that g (x) has a maximum on [β1, 1]. Therefore, there is an M such that f (k+1) (x) | |β€ M (k + 1)! for all x β [β1, 1]. Let x β [β1, 1]. Taylorβs Theorem shows that there is a c between x and 0 such that f (k+1) (c) k+1 | Rk,0 (x) |=| x | (k + 1)! Therefore, | f (x) β TK,0 (x) | = | Rk,0 (x) | =| f (k+1) (c) k+1 x | (k + 1)! β€ M | x |k+1 since c is also in [β1, 1]. It follows that βM | x |k+1 β€ f (x) β Tk,0 (x) β€ M | x |k+1 . We summarize as follows: Theorem. [The Approximation Theorem] Assume that f (k+1) is continuous on [β1, β1]. Then there exists a constant M > 0 such that | f (x) β Tk,0 (x) |β€ M | x |k+1 or equivalently that βM | x |k+1 β€ f (x) β Tk,0 (x) β€ M | x |k+1 for each x β [β1, 1]. This theorem is very helpful in calculating many limits. Example. cos(x)β1 . x2 xβ0 Calculate lim 2 We know that for f (x) = cos(x) we have T2,0 = 1 β x . Moreover, all...
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