# Taylor series expansion (simple)

• November 17th 2009, 03:25 PM
Gemini
Taylor series expansion (simple)
Need to linearize the following functions using the Taylor method with 1 as the point of expansion:

A) U = ln(c)
B) U = 1 - e^(-c/2)
C) U = c^(1/2)
• November 17th 2009, 03:27 PM
Drexel28
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gemini
Need to linearize the following functions using the Taylor method with 1 as the point of expansion:

A) $U = ln(c)$
B) $U = 1 - e^-c/2$
C) $U = c^½$

By linearlize do you just mean $f(1)+f'(1)(x-1)$?
• November 17th 2009, 03:36 PM
Gemini
All I know is that we're supposed to use something like this:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/...dEquation1.gif

It doesn't look too difficult and I did get some solutions out but I have no idea if I'm actually on the right track.