# Math Help - Maclaurin series with hyperbolic functions

1. ## Maclaurin series with hyperbolic functions

Hi,

I am having trouble understanding a question:

I know the maclaurin series up to $x^4$ for cosh(x) goes

$\cosh(x) = 1 + \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^4}{24}$

But what happens when it is $\cosh(x^2)$ my understanding of it makes me think that the outcome would be this:

$\cosh(x^2) = 1 + \frac{x^4}{24}$

Does anyone know if that is correct

Thanks for any help

2. Originally Posted by Beard
Hi,

I am having trouble understanding a question:

I know the maclaurin series up to $x^4$ for cosh(x) goes

$\cosh(x) = 1 + \frac{x^2}{2} + \frac{x^4}{24}$

But what happens when it is $\cosh(x^2)$ my understanding of it makes me think that the outcome would be this:

$\cosh(x^2) = 1 + \frac{x^4}{24}$

Does anyone know if that is correct

Thanks for any help
No that is not correct. How did you get it?

If $cosh(x)= 1+ \frac{x^2}{2}+ \frac{x^4}{24}$
(to 4th degree)
then it should be obvious that
$cos(x^2)= 1+ \frac{(x^2)^2}{2}+ \frac{(x^2)^4}{24}$
$= 1+ \frac{x^4}{2}+ \frac{x^8}{24}$.

If you are still asking about "up to fourth degree" it would be just
$cos(x^2)= 1+ \frac{x^4}{2}$
NOT over 24.