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    Using Maclauriw series to find first 3 terms

    Hello everyone, i need some help on this question :
    By using the Maclauriw series, show that the first three terms of the expansion ln[sec(2x)+tan(2x)] in powers of x are 2x + [4(x^3)]/3 + [4(x^5)]/3.
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    Re: Using Maclauriw series to find first 3 terms

    It will be easiest if you find the MacLaurin Series for \displaystyle \begin{align*} \sec{(2x)} \end{align*} and integrate it, since \displaystyle \begin{align*}  \int{\sec{(2x)}\,dx} = \ln{\left[ \sec{(2x)} + \tan{(2x)} \right]} \end{align*}.
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    Re: Using Maclauriw series to find first 3 terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Difficultofindtheusername View Post
    Hello everyone, i need some help on this question :
    By using the Maclauriw series, show that the first three terms of the expansion ln[sec(2x)+tan(2x)] in powers of x are 2x + [4(x^3)]/3 + [4(x^5)]/3.
    Thanks!
    Are you saying that you do not know what the MacLaurin series is? The MacLaurin series for function f is the Taylor's series about x= 0. It's first three terms are f(0)+ f'(0)x+ f''(0)x^2/2. So the first thing you need to do is find the first and second derivatives of ln[sec(2x)+ tan(2x)] and evaluate at x= 0. Tedious, but nothing deep.
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    Re: Using Maclauriw series to find first 3 terms

    Thank you!! managed to do it
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