# use 5th degree taylor polynomial to approximate sin(1.2)

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• Apr 26th 2010, 04:04 PM
yoman360
use 5th degree taylor polynomial to approximate sin(1.2)
(a) use the 5th degree taylor polynomial to approximate sin(1.2)

(b) determine the accuracy of part (a)
• Apr 26th 2010, 04:22 PM
Deadstar
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Originally Posted by yoman360
(a) use the 5th degree taylor polynomial to approximate sin(1.2)

(b) determine the accuracy of part (a)

$
\sin(x) = x - \frac{x^3}{3!} + \frac{x^5}{5!} - \frac{x^7}{7!} + \ldots$

Sub in 1.2

For the error find the value of $\bigg{|}\frac{x^7}{7!}\bigg{|}$ which will be your maximum error.