Taylor series and interval of convergence a. Use the definition of a Taylor/Maclaurin series to...

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Taylor series and interval of convergence
a. Use the definition of a Taylor/Maclaurin series to find the first four nonzero terms of the Taylor series for the given function centered at a.
b. Write the power series using summation notation.
c. Determine the interval of convergence of the series.
f(x)=log3(x+1),a=0

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Ezra Herbert

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2021-03-12Added 99 answers

A) The Taylor series for a function f(x) continuously differentiable at x=a is given by,
f(x)=f(a)+(xa)1!f(a)+(xa)22!f(a)+(xa)33!f(a)...
Here
f(x)=log3(x+1)
a=0,
Substitute the values,
f(x)=f(a)+(xa)1!f(a)+(xa)22!f(a)+(xa)33!f(a)...
log3(x+1)=log3(x+1)+x1!(1(x+1)log3)+x22×1(1(x+1)2log3)+x33×2×1[(2(x+1)3log3)]...
=log(x+1)log(3)+x(x+1)log3x22(x+1)2log3+x33(x+1)3log3...
The first four terms of the Taylor's expansion of f(x)=log3(x+1) are respectively,
log(x+1)log3,x(x+1)log3,x22(x+1)2log3,x33(x+1)3log3
B) The power series for the above Taylor's expansion is given by,
log3(x+1)=n=0{(xa)nn!fn(a)}
Re-arrange the series,
log3(x+1)=x(x+1)log(3)+x(x+1)log(3)1log(3)[x22(x+1)2x33(x+1)3+x44(x+1)4x55(x+1)5+x66(x+1)6...]
=x(x+1)log(3)+x(x+1)log(3)1log(3)n=2[xnn(x+1)n(1)n]
The series will be converging if the term n=2[xnn(x+1)n(1)n] is converging,
Let

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